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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 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
be cause 5 minutes last

I always have some troubles on my journey abroad due to my lack of ability to read a map, a bad sense of direction and my optimism. But nowadays I'm much helped by Google map! Phew...

I've missed my train in malaysia 2016 and i felt so farid because i was alone and that's first time visited malaysia

I missed my plain in Bangkok in 2017 that feeling is horrible and I learned a lots.

I like travelling by train for the long trips only, but within my country (Italy); I prefer the plane for trips abroad. Sometimes the trains are running minutes behind schedules and that happens rather frequently.

Can somebody tell me what type of accent does the girl has, or what region is it
from, please?

Hello WJ

Makayla has a pretty standard British accent that can be heard in many parts of western England. Hope this helps.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team