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.

Preparation

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 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.

Submitted by Ray Tam on Thu, 21/10/2021 - 00:36

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If it’s not too far from my home place to where I visit, train would be my first choice more than plane. Because it’s the best chance and having a little bit time for me to relax.

Submitted by FaridANG200 on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 19:11

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I live in Le Havre, medium city close to the sea, and i work at Paris. So i usually travel by train several times a week.
But also i take a plane during my vacation to go in the other side of the planet

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 02:24

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Not often. But not long ago, I visited Moscow, and I had a challenge there. My first transport was taxi, I went to airport of Krasnoyars, there I had a plane to Moscow, when I arrived to Moscow, I changed to train "AirExpress" to the City, and changed my train to underground train, also I had one change in underground. I made one mistake, when I was in underground I lose my station, and should come back. It was new for me, so interesting.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 03:16

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I don't travel since one year due to virus. I'm isolated in the room and not going anywhere.

Submitted by Enhypen on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 12:05

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I have never traveled by a plane