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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.

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Leave a comment below!

  • What is your favourite transport?
  • How do you get to work or school or university?
  • Is there a special form of transport that tourists use in your country, like the Routemaster buses in London?
  • Have you ever ridden on the big red buses in London?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Nice! I took once in south africa a touristic bus like that. Nice to be upstairs. Usually i use bus as means of transportation but i still prefer by walking if i can

I have driving licence since I was 18 :). Now i'm 24 and I don't remebere If I have ever loved traveling by something else expect the car. I do really hate taking the bus. It is always late and stressful. I enjoy being on my own, listening to the music I like, without having to listen others' conversations.

I prefer taking trains when I travel around or return back to my home town. Because it is cheapest way to travel, safe and comfortable if you get the berth ticket. As you know, China is a big country. My home twon is far away from where I work now. 20 year ago, I only needed to pay under 5 British Pounds to get a seat by student card but I would spend 7 days on the whole journey. Now, it take me only 50 hours to sleep on the train by paying roughly 60 British Pounds. Recently, a good news is coming, which I can get home in a day by taking high-speed train next year.

Hi ..My favourite transport is the car..In fact you can travel by car anywhere and it's also more comfortable than the bus.I always walk to work and some times use the underground to get central London.And about bus i have to say i prefer to seat upstairs on double-decker buses.

Hello I Live in Buenos Aires and today I took the train, got off at Retiro station (main frame of steel manufactered 100 years ago in Liverpool), then I took the underground and finally I reached my final point.
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In fact, the double-decker bus is the most famous and the most common transport in London. I think the bus is a kind of symbolfor London. You know, Netherlands has bikes, Japan has subways, and London has buses. I've never been to London, but I wish one day, I can visit the city and meet you, Rob and Adam! Maybe I'll see Tess and Ravi too. Who can guess the future?

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My favourite transport is..... my feet!! :)
I always walk to get to work, even if it's raining. Luckily, it takes only ten minutes from home to work.
In Italy, we have some specials transports for tourists: in Rome, you can take an horse carriage, called "carrozzella", riding the city centre. If you visit Venice, you can get on (is the preposition correct??) a gondola and ride through the channels of the lagoon: an amazing experience! In Naples, you can take a cable railway called "funicolare".
I visited London twice, but I've never riddden on the big red buses... I always prefer to walk! :D

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my favorite transport is the taxi I always go to school by morocco the taxi is the most popular transportation