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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?

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

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Task 2

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I love train travel, it's one of the most accessible mode of transportation in my country especially in the big city. However, during rushed hours it was congested, and many people couldn't sit in designated seats. That's why, sometimes I preferred to stand just to reach my designation.

I love travelling by train but the last time I was on one going from Port Harcourt in Rivers state to Aba, Abia state, it developed a technical problem along the way and it took several hours before it was fixed. By this time, I had already missed the appointment for which I had embarked on the journey.

I've never been travelling by train, but I hope I could use the train when I'm travelling ,in next holiday

India has one of the largest train connectivity in the world. So, I have travelled a lot by train. I usually travel alone, as I have to return from college to home on my vacation and no one is from my place. The most common problem faced is to secure my luggage before going to the washroom.

I'm sorry to say, I had such experience. It was so long ago. I mixed up the train leaving time. So when I arrived at the station my train was setting off. Unfortunately, there weren't any trains to my direction that time. Moreover, it was the only daily train. That's why I had to buy another ticket for the next day and came back home.

I like travelling by train but I haven't travelled by train because here in our city there is no facility of trains.By the way, I was unable to fill a few blanks in the video.Is someone here with the same problem.If yes reply me

Yes I like to travel by train but in my country is not so common. The main public transportation is Bus but is not good.

I don't like traveling

thank you for this lesson

I have not traveled by train. There are trains in Costa Rica but the main public transport is the bus.