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Transport and Travel Scene 1

Stephen's friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I living in Laos so I need to improve my English skills and I learn English on this website everyday.

I'm so happy that I find you :)
just a question
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I've visited London for three or four times and I've always found different things to do. I like this place but is really crowed. After a full day walking around we finish exahusted. To see the most important sights we need, at least, 4 or 5 days. London is more expensive than Paris. I've never taken a taxi there, it's crazy.

I like walking around the city with the map, taking pictures, using public transport and eating in cafe)

It was ery interesting


I have a doubt about Task :Stephen and Jazz decide to walk because it is quicker than driving. I didn't see this part in text, then they get off in determined point.

Hello Celio_Morais,

The section which contains this information is where they complain about the traffic (even though it is worse during rush hour):

Jazz: The traffic in London is terrible. Is the traffic always this bad?

Stephen: Ah - you should see it in rush hour. Sometimes it’s quicker to walk. In fact, maybe we should… are you OK with walking?

Jazz: Is it a long way?

Stephen: It’s about ten minutes' walk to the flat from here.

So Stephen says that sometimes it's quicker to walk, and then suggests that they walk now, implying that walking is a better choice (i.e. quicker).


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The LearnEnglish Team