Transport announcements

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

Instructions

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

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.

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Submitted by Eman Samir on Sun, 20/11/2022 - 20:12

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Unfortunately, I have never traveled abroad so I have never got on a plane. I traveled by train a lot when I was taking English classes in another city.

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Submitted by doctormustafa42 on Sun, 13/11/2022 - 13:53

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I often travel by train especially when I go to Ankara which is the capital city of Turkey. I think, train is more comfortable than bus or plane also it's very cheap than others.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Mon, 29/08/2022 - 10:46

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I have never been travel by train. I have arrangement to travel by train but it's not sure. I prefer taking plane when I feel tired if I have to travel.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Fri, 05/08/2022 - 16:09

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I've traveled with train many times in my life, but I've traveled by train just once in my whole life.

I've traveled with plane many times because my school is in the istanbul but my family live in Ağrı. I've traveled by train never my whole life. maybe in the future.

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 29/03/2022 - 06:31

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if it's not very far from my city, I try to go by car, else that I use plane or train. but I prefer plane.

Submitted by jmajo on Mon, 14/03/2022 - 15:04

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I don't use to travel very often by plane or train, I rarely travel by plane on holydays because most of the times I use cars or bicycles, we don't have a lot of operative passengers trains here but there's one big international airport where you can board a plane to go almost everywhere in the world. It sounds very complicated to travel by train in UK though.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 02/12/2021 - 12:04

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I've never traveled by plane but I did by train I went to different cities in my countrie, I wish I could travel by train in Switzerland because it has a lot of landscapes !

Submitted by azharbgskr on Tue, 23/11/2021 - 14:55

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For now, I have traveled by plane two times, to Malaysia and Jakarta. Also, I have traveled to Surabaya by train once. Since the pandemic, I haven't gone with those two kinds of transportation again.

Submitted by vuhoap on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 13:12

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I am living in Japan. I often travel by train and have never travelled by plane. In japan, people often use train to travel.