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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.

Transcripts

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.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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Not often. But not long ago, I visited Moscow, and I had a challenge there. My first transport was taxi, I went to airport of Krasnoyars, there I had a plane to Moscow, when I arrived to Moscow, I changed to train "AirExpress" to the City, and changed my train to underground train, also I had one change in underground. I made one mistake, when I was in underground I lose my station, and should come back. It was new for me, so interesting.

I don't travel since one year due to virus. I'm isolated in the room and not going anywhere.

I have never traveled by a plane

I only traveled once by plane, and the train not much, but I like to travel by train.

hi
this lesson was very tricky for me than other lessons, i have difficulty in understanding name of stations and cities

i never travel by plane or train

I often travel by train and i usually take the first class at the near carriage. i think that travelling by train it more secure. Moreover conveniently the train platform is close to the city where i live. Sometimes passengers are delayed for few minutes, but there are so many underground lines that allow passengers to travel easily from a place to others . Besides , rail services are not expensive and good. Finally by travelling by train i can undoubtedly enjoy the beautiful scenery of my country

Absolutely, traveling is my cup of tea so I'm keen on travelling every corners in my country and around the world. Therefore, I always travel by planes and trains, but plane is convenient and fast. On the other hand, plane is helped me to save time when I move from the place to other places. Beside that, with train you can enjoyed a plenty of attractive sightseeing on the way. Probably, you have a chance to enjoying tasting all different cuisines belonging the train.

Usually I travel one time by plane when I am gone to distance place. I travel by train or bus when I travel local places. In India platform is fully noisy and crowdy. There is a lots of mismanagement in the platform.

I often travel by plane and train. But since covid-19, I never travel anywhere.Therefore I miss so much it.

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