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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


productive. i love it :)

Buongiorno! That's my first comment here and I'd like to thank you for the podcast series. They are a great way to improve.

I live in a little area in south Italy and buses are quite often used by people who don't own a car. I enjoyed very much getting busses in my childhood but now I have to take two buses to get to the university five days a week, so the experience is much less fun! I really like driving cars. Perhaps that's because I don't have one of mine and I can't drive it everyday!

could that be necessity?

in hamburg car to go is in.

the life style in hamburg is urban.

Ravi and Adam sounded a bit Nigerian, by the way, could the Route Master bus be like squirrel in sight?

Hello! I noticed the way Ravi pronounces the word "bus". Some time ago I had a talk with a familiar from Yorkshire and she pronounced the 'u' vowel of "bus" more like the Italian 'u'. Like Ravi! Don't know why but I find this pronuntiation is fascinating and more straightforeward to understand.

Hello Wasiu,

That's interesting, but as far as I know, neither Adam or Ravi have any connection with Nigeria.

I don't see any particular resemblance between a Routemaster bus and a squirrel, but if you'd like to see a photo of one, please see the wikipedia Routemaster page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I live in a country so I usually use my motorbike to go around . If I want to move from city to another I use buses. My favorite taransport is motorbike. I hope to be in London to enjoy for everything there. Riding red decker buses is one of my interesting in there. these days I improve my self in English language and I hope to be there one day.
thank you very much (Learn English Team)

I like to go on Bus because it's comfortable and cheaper than other public transports like trains, aeroplanes etc. I use Single decker buses for short journeys and Daewoo Buses for long journeys. Chingchi Rickshaws are also available for short journeys in Pakistan. But they are not as comfortable as buses. Tourists can Also travel in a kind of vehicle attached to a rope that transports people from one mountain to another. (I don't know its name but i someone could tell me...)