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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 love the journey with train, because you can travel comfortably. Maybe I don't like it, because the trains are very slow, so you can travel for a long time. But I love it, because I knew a lot of people on the train, who tell me different stories about their life, and your route passes very fast.

I love travelling with train It is a comfort way of travelling and enjoyable one specially with friends and family

I like travelling by train when i was a little, it so much fun and comfortable, i'm not sure if i had any problem when i travelled by train.

Yup .. Travelling by trains is better than buses cause it makes u less tired ..but unfortionately here we haven'n alot of trains to go to and from work or universities .. I hope we can get it soon ..

I like travelling by train. Because you can meet a lot of interesting companions by a chance. In my opinion, getting to your destination by train gives the good inception to your trip. You can feed with the spirit of adventure.
Of course, I have had a ridiculous problem with the train. It was in Germany while I was studying there by academic mobility. We, me and my friends, have planned to visit Portugal. We bought tickets, payed for the hotel. Everything was perfect. Our plane was from Bremen. We lived in another city. We always got to Bremen from our city by train. But in that day, I suppose, we were sleepy. So because of this we got on to the wrong train. Our train was the next. To be honest, I have never seen that there were 2 or more train in one rail way. Accordingly, we missed not only plane, also our trip to Portugal. This is my funniest story about train.

It's so exciting to learn with you.

I love travelling by train. I just find it marvelous.

i love travel by train because it's very comfortable and safety

I like to travel by train, it’s more comfortable and the view outside train windows is attractive sometimes.
Last time in UK we travelled by train from Bristol to Bangor, we were late, because of this we learned how convenient the UK train system is. We don’t need to worry about that I can’t get to where I aim for if I miss my train.

I have never traveled by train before.But i would love to.I would like to have the experience of travelling by train in the future.