Transport announcements

Transport announcements

Listen to some transport announcements to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

Transcript

A

The next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 12.20 to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Reading, Oxford and Bristol Parkway. Platform 2 for the 12.20 to Bristol. First class is in the rear carriage.


B

This is a platform announcement for passengers for the 12.20 service to Bristol Temple Meads. This train is delayed by approximately 8 minutes. The train will now depart from Platform 9. Passengers for the 12.20 train to Bristol, please make your way to Platform 9.


C

Passengers for Flight EB380 to Paris please make your way to Gate 13 for boarding. Gate 13 for flight EB380 to Paris. Please have your passports and boarding passes ready. Your flight is ready to board.


D

This is a London Underground service to Liverpool Street. The next station is Liverpool Street. Upon arrival, the first set of doors will not open. Customers in the first carriage, please move towards the rear doors to leave the train. The next station is Liverpool Street. Change here for Central Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line and Main Line Suburban rail services. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This train terminates at Redbridge.

Task 1

Task 2

Discussion

Download
Worksheet97.87 KB

Language level

Average: 4.1 (52 votes)
Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.
Profile picture for user Peter M.

Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 07:54

In reply to by BRIGITTE49124

Permalink

Hello BRIGITTE49124,

Trains are made up of a number of carriages. The rear carriage is the last one – the one at the back.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Parisa on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 08:08

Permalink
The next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 12.20 to Bristol Temple Meads, ""calling at Reading,""" what does this sentence mean????

Hello Parisa

In the context of travelling by train, 'to call at' means 'to stop in'. 'to call' can mean 'to visit' -- see the sixth entry (in purple) in the Cambridge Dictionary entry. 

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 16:53

Permalink
I often travel by train because it is closer than plane.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 02:47

Permalink
when I worked and was in my city Medellin, every day

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 16:09

Permalink
i have not ever travel by plane but i have ever traveled by train. i don't remember that feeling when i sit in the train but i think that is so excited

Submitted by yuper on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 11:27

Permalink
Anybody here could explain this sentence for me: "Change here for Central Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line and Main Line Suburban rail services". I don't understand what is "line" in this sentence. I think it's a rail to another station, right? Thank you.

Hello yuper,

Underground train networks (metro systems or the Tube in London) are organised into lines which run from one point to another with stations along the way. A journey might be all on one line, or it might involve changing lines, which you can do at certain stations where the lines meet.

You can see a map (diagramme) of the London Underground network on this page. The lines are in different colours.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team