Transport announcements

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.




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.


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.


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.


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 KelvinDo on Sat, 06/07/2024 - 21:23


How often do you travel by plane or train?

Actually, I often take the bus to move some places when I go alone for my business. But sometimes I take the train when I go with my family because I have a daughter and I want to have a room when moving, we can sleep on our journey until the train terminates at our platform, that makes us comfortable throughout our moving. 

I also need to take the plane when get back US from my country because the plane is the fastest when moving.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 16/05/2024 - 08:40


I traveled mostly on the train and once on the plane. I enjoyed both travels. The first time I traveled on the plane, I was scared of the journey, but after some time, I felt good. 

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Submitted by Sab8723 on Fri, 22/03/2024 - 03:09


How often do you travel by plane or train? Low frequency, or rarely, but is a  nice experience. 

When I traveled to Europe, I liked both. In the Barcelona to Paris, I went plane, but when visited London, went train.


Submitted by Jim34 on Fri, 02/02/2024 - 17:33


How often do you travel by plane or train? Not much; I have only traveled by plane three times. I've traveled by train more often, so I could say that I frequently travel by train.

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Submitted by on Sat, 20/01/2024 - 18:02


At the moment I'm not travelling by plane or train, but I used to travel by train a lot when I attended the university. Nowadays, trains in my town are much better because they are more comfortable and faster.
I travelled by plane five times in my life a long time ago to go to London and Dublin and coming back. It was very exciting! Moreover, when the plane took off from the Venice airport and flew over the lagoon of Venice in the dark of the night, it was stunning.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 09:24


I very often travel by train,because is very comfortable.But it takes longer than a bus.I love travel by plane.It is special atmosphere in airport and the best view from the airplane.

Submitted by TAMER NAGY on Thu, 23/11/2023 - 08:53


i used to take my car for traveling, I haven't taken
a train or a plane for a long time but to be honest I missed traveling by train it is always an amazing trip because i see milestones of many countryside and suburban landscapes, old buildings, and agricultural lands and take a hot drink especially if this trip in the winter, really I used to enjoy with traveling by train but my children prefer to travel by plane to ignore staying a long time in the trip they always are in a hurry to reach the place which we travel to they don't realize that the fun maybe is on the way but they are still young to know these things

Submitted by Toan3002 on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 01:20


I had a trip to Hue and a summer holiday to Phu Quoc by plane. I have never gone somewhere by train.

Submitted by Christine Brachet on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 13:55


I usually travel by plane for long distances, otherwise in France I use the train or the car.

Submitted by AjengAmanatillah on Thu, 14/09/2023 - 02:12


I have only taken a plane twice when I went to and from Makassar, South Sulawesi. And I also rarely travel by train because there are no stations close to my house.