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Episode 03

Tess and Ravi talk about one of the most emblematic forms of transport in London. You guessed it! The big, red double-decker buses! Jo and Adam join them in speaking about transport.

Tess & Ravi



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


It may be true in Ha Noi but not true in Ho Chi Minh City.

Really? how is it?

Hello I live in the Uk in a big city, not in London. I travel by bus usually. The buses here are also double decker. I like this kind of bus. We don't have double buses in my country but in my city we have got underground. I love the metro. We've also got trams. I miss trams so much. When I visit my city, I am very excited that I can travel by tram. The trams in Poland are very modern now, they are painted in red and yellow colours. Every city has different colours of public transports. I don't like traffic. It is a big problem in towns. In the UK, the travel is not safe during the evening because the travelers are very rude. The ispector sometimes check the tickets though rarely. The bus has only one door,in my country the buses have 2 or 3 doors so you don't buy the tickets inside.
Thank you for GET, I didn't know how to use the word properly. Now, it is a bit better..

Im hussen from iraq im 32 years old

Hi how are you

Hello everyone!

What's up?

I'm Caio from Contagem so I've lived here since 2009 and when I worked near to my home I used to walk to my job every single day, I believe that the most important advantage in this green behaviour wasn't only saving money and time but also avoiding a car on street as consequence traffic jam in my view might be more friendly than was before. Since I changed my workplace I've taken buses frequently although I'm enjoying my new commute.

See you next time

Caio Carvalho

Hello everyone,
It`s good to listen about bengy bus, how convenient it`ll be for people in wheel chair and ladies with stroller. Excellent!!
In my country, all kind of transports are available. for instances; old fashioned buses, modern metro buses, cars, rikshaw( tricycle), qinchi( bike with carrier at the back), bikes, cycles and tonga( horse cart) except double decker. It did exist a ages before, in one of the cities, Karachi. but no more now.
All the old fashioned buses, rikshaw, quinchi, cycles, runs in below average areas, because they charge less. affordable for people living in that area. SOUNDS GOOD! ISN`T IT? In other words taking care of poors. but, these transports are in pathetic condition and has driven by rash drivers/ uneducated, releasing lot of co2, ear bursting horns. always break the rules.
whilst in posh areas, there are metro buses( air conditioned, uniformed driver), mostly cars are being used, bikes are in less no. Cycles used by servants only. well maintained. NO above mentioned vehicles, NO smoke.
Tonga( horse cart) mostly has been used in villages.
First time, when i came here, i felt pity and astonished on Government. With the passage of time, i learnt. the people living in such area are same. Least bothered, about cleanliness, abusively using all the facilities provided to them.
Like unaware of " How harmful this co2 gas is".
While going through comments of other members. i think "Chercher from Taiwan and Aaron Mathew from philippines" were good enough than us, using cycles. At least playing a role to reduce "Global Warming". i suggest using cycle for small distances. If every individual starts, what possibly could be done to reduce carbon dioxide gas. May be we get protected by the natural disaster expected in future.
Hope for best

I like cycling to my college .I think it is a fast way to get there during the traffic jams in the morning.
If I can't get my school on time that let me feel anxious so I prefer cycle my bike than take a bus.
Cycling is not only a good exercise to get fit and health but also saving money.

Hello there!

Here in the Philippines, most people don't have cars, and Jeepneys are the most common mode of transportation for people. For tourists, they mostly ride trains, but in provinces, tricycle is also a common means of transporting people.
Thanks you!

Hello people! I like this podcast too. I live in a little town so it isn't necessary use any mean of transport, we can go almost everywhere by foot. Although we have to go to another town or city to bay some things that there aren't in my town, it means that we have to go by car or we can catch the bus, but this is only once a day, so there are few schedule to choose. But it is so healthy go by walking as much as you can.
See you!