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B1 intermediate: Problems at the train station

In this video Makayla needs a bit of help from the station manager at the train station. Will she catch her train?

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Intermediate: B1


I like traveling by train. In my country In Georgia tarins are comfortable and they never late. So you can enjoy your journey.

I go back to my hometown once a year by train in our Tet holiday. It's very terrible in these day because there are thousands people in each train, and you need to buy ticket 3-4 months before your journey. The price is also increased multiple times higher than normal (normally 3 times)

ı used train when ı was a student in eskişehir in turkey. ı studied economy at anadolu univercity. the journey took about 5 hours. ı was enjoying.

I live in Guatemala and unfortunately, we don't have trains here but we have something called "TRANSMETER" but it's just a type of bus transport and we don't have to buy tickets, what I can assure certainty is that it's tiring to get on them in the rush hour, especially when your day has been so tiring.

I like this but I have never travel by plane. It's a dream for me. I hope it will be fabulous. But i have travel by car at Easter. It was so difficult because many people choose to celebrate Easer with their family in inland town. And in this situation, you can wait on the station for 7 to 8 hours.

I have never take a train i took only the subway

Yes I like traveling by train but when there is no problems, which is rare! Trains are often late! sometimes canceled. I used to wait for a train like forever! and when finally it arrives, sometimes there are so many people that you can't get on it. can you imagine commuting with those conditions.

I haven't been to a train station before but I would like to have the opportunity someday I think it must be a really beautiful experience.
I'm lucky I didn't have any problems on one of my trips but my sister once got deported from chile and she had to spend one night in an empty room, of course, she didn't anything wrong everything was a mistake, but for her, that day was an absolute nightmare.

A few weeks ago I missed my train to London which was at 16:30. I was very anxious at that time so I asked a station manager to guide me to buy another ticket. That person as lovely as helped me to catch another train at 16:45 so I didn’t waste time there.

once i had missed my trrain 05:00
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