Tess & Ravi

Tess and Ravi talk about one of the most emblematic forms of transport in London. You guessed it! The big, red double-decker buses! Jo and Adam join them in speaking about transport.

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Exercise

Leave a comment below!

  • What is your favourite transport?
  • How do you get to work or school or university?
  • Is there a special form of transport that tourists use in your country, like the Routemaster buses in London?
  • Have you ever ridden on the big red buses in London?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

There is abig market near my house but i dis like shopping i spent alot of money and time also shopping make me tired and my legs hurt me but sometimes i have to go to bring some stuff by my self couse i can't let another one bring it to me

On my city we have alot of stations..there is abig one near my house it help me to go eny where at eny time,i like buses it make me feel there are a lives around me moving to their things,also i met different kinds of people in station

I like to go on Bus because it's comfortable and cheaper than other public transports like trains, aeroplanes etc. I use Single decker buses for short journeys and Daewoo Buses for long journeys. Chingchi Rickshaws are also available for short journeys in Pakistan. But they are not as comfortable as buses. Tourists can Also travel in a kind of vehicle attached to a rope that transports people from one mountain to another. (I don't know its name but i someone could tell me...)

Hello Ghulam Yasir,

The name of that vehicle is 'cable car'.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks.

I live in a country so I usually use my motorbike to go around . If I want to move from city to another I use buses. My favorite taransport is motorbike. I hope to be in London to enjoy for everything there. Riding red decker buses is one of my interesting in there. these days I improve my self in English language and I hope to be there one day.
thank you very much (Learn English Team)

Ravi and Adam sounded a bit Nigerian, by the way, could the Route Master bus be like squirrel in sight?

Hello Wasiu,

That's interesting, but as far as I know, neither Adam or Ravi have any connection with Nigeria.

I don't see any particular resemblance between a Routemaster bus and a squirrel, but if you'd like to see a photo of one, please see the wikipedia Routemaster page.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Definitely, Ravi and Adam pronounciation of words such as but, bus...are notably Nigreian pronounciations.
With the expression sight of a squirrel I meant, bump. seldomly!

Hello! I noticed the way Ravi pronounces the word "bus". Some time ago I had a talk with a familiar from Yorkshire and she pronounced the 'u' vowel of "bus" more like the Italian 'u'. Like Ravi! Don't know why but I find this pronuntiation is fascinating and more straightforeward to understand.

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