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


If you compare traveling by train versus by plane, it is definitely better to travel by train when the distance is it not very long. For your decision, you should consider the time you will need to go to airport and take the plane. And of course, the train trip is more relaxed, you can walk, move and eat more comfortably.

I´d love traveling by train, I´ve never had problems with my journeys though I almost missed my airplane when I was in Cuba.

Yes, I love to travel by train. It is a good mean to travel from one point to another and to discover a country at the same time. I travelled a lot by train, hence I met a lot of problems : technical issues, strikes, etc.

I like traveling by train when i was a kid

I have never traveled by train in my whole life, and that's because here in Mexico there's no railways with coaches for passengers, there are only wagons carrying commodities. I would like to travel by Shinkansen some day.

yes i like traveling by train very much, i enjoy the sights and the relax mood

I love to travel by train. I enjoy the view and lunch box at the train.

I like travel by train. It is easy to travel in this way but sometimes abroad it is hard for me to understand the announcer, what limits my freedom

I like train. I use this when I travel in Singapore and Korea.

Hello. I’m from Spain. I like travel by train. I think it is my favourite way to travel.