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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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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I have not traveled by train yet, but i want to share my story in the Metro station in Prague.

I bought a ticket valid for 3 days, and i didn't know that i had to validate it when i across the first platform, i had to put it in the validation machine to print the date and the time on it.

In the last day, I got a fine because my ticket was not validated, and I payed for that heheh, then i understood what should i do.

I like travelling by train since you can have a chance to find new friends also enjoy scene through the path. I used to go to university by train when I was student which was so fun cause you could see some people who were selling their wares on the train with their own way like singing or saying some ridicules word and so on, although that was annoying when you were tired and need to rest on the way!!

I like travelling by train because it makes me feel comfortable and through it we can communicate with different people . As for the problems encountered by the journey are the lack of bathrooms and the service is very slow.

The train is the safest way to travel.If the high-speed train were everywhere I would have preferred to travel by train.


I hate traveling by train in hear. Some reason i can prove you. Very dirty and the smell form it make me vomit, even though i think the moment. And because of not being punctual, it take my precious time always. And the staff from it are not friendly; they just look like more Army solider.I can understand that it is Myanmar.

I like travelling by train and I have ever had a constraint on my journey! It was in Austria where the main transport I had adopted to go to the places was train, however, the most of times I caught it I got lost. I got confused because there was lots of lines, which I was not used to. But at the end I was successful with this main of transport, since I was more attentive and got familiarize with it.

Yes i like to travel trains becouse they are more comfortable than buses. last year i was Alex and i went to Cairo; i came too late to the platform. Then i got the wrong train that travelling to port said.

i have never taied travel a train

When I was a student I used to travel by train, it wasn't too expensive and during the trip there was the chance to meet other people and to have interesting conversations. It was many years ago... now trains are faster and more confortable but more expensive and usually people are almost all ingaged in chatting online, lost in their smartphones.