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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Task 2


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Submitted by César Árraga on Sat, 31/08/2019 - 14:56

To be honest, for the moment, it isn't yet necessary for me to travel by train or plane.

Submitted by HaVietNam on Sun, 25/08/2019 - 10:53

I have traveled by plane and by train but i like more by train because i can see mountain,sea,rive,villages beautiful

Submitted by chriskutte on Sat, 20/07/2019 - 14:20

I travel two or three times a month by train. Also I travel by train if I need to go to the airport. It is the easiest and fastest way to reach the airport.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 13:50

I seldom travel by train, but almost once a year by plane.

Submitted by cleitoniida on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 22:24

I couldn't understand why the train in items A and B is going to Oxford as stated true in question 3 task 1. The other question is what does the "calling at Reading, Oxford and Bristol Parkway" means? Could you help me figure out both questions?
Hello cleitoniida 'calling at Oxford' means that the train will stop in Oxford so that passengers can get on or off the train there. This is why the question 3 is true. Does that make sense? All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Bayram Ozkaya on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 04:54

I sometimes travel by plane. It's enjoyable and so fast to arrive where you wanted.

Submitted by Sara elyas on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 12:10

I have traveled by plane but I haven't traveled by train,I just use train for moving from palce to another in my city to market, school and to club