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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


Yes, I like traveling by train, that I can see the beautiful places of our planet, just seat and see to them. But, if I choose between travel by air and by train, my choice will drop on the air traveling. It just because I love the air. And, no I have never had problems with traveling by train.

These days I like traveling by train because the trains are very fast and comfortable.
I hate checking in at the airport it takes hours.
Well, I had a problem once when the train from Athens to Berlin was delayed for 3 hours.

Hi everyone.
I like traveling by train. It's very exciting as I can see the beautiful landscape of my country . But traveling by train in Gabon is not interesting. Indeed, the tickets are more expensive and the trains are always late. That's why I prefer traveling by airplane. It's quick.

When I was in High school if I skip school I killed time on a circular train. :)

I haven`t traveled by train yet, but I think it will be an interesting activity. What can you tell me guys?

I don't really like traveling by train, because it's often filled. So I bought a bike since I live near to my university.

I live in suburb of Prague and my work is in the centre. The best way to the centre is by train . So I use it every day.

I like travelling by train too.
I had not any serious problems when I was travelling by train. One thing that it sadly- is the time what we spending in our journey
That is why I prefer travelling by aircraft.

Yes, I like to travelling on the train. Best part of train travel is, it is comfortable, doesn't get stuck in traffic jam, and we can read book or can watch movie.
In regards to the problem, once in rainy night we were going our home from CBD in the middle of journey train got cancelled due the the mechanical issue, and we tried to find other public transportation but unable to find and after 2 hours we found a taxi. At that night we lost almost 4 hours in journey and $120 for taxi fare.

I usually traveling train before when i go at work. It was difficult. i need to go early to get a ticket because so many people get train and it was a long queu.