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 fahri on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 14:09

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Dear team. From the audio above: Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. You won't hear this from the Indonesian train's annonser. But You will hear : 'Check your belongings and step carefully'. The question: What do you say about the last sentence??? Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

That makes sense to me, and it's important to remember that English is spoken slightly differently in different places around the world.

I would probably say 'mind your step' instead of 'step carefully', but I think it's clear enough, though it is slightly unnatural to my ears.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by kbravoz on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 17:31

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Does anyone notice a mistake in question 3? It says Oxford but the tape mentions Bristol.

Hello kbravoz,

You are correct that the train to Bristol is delayed. However, in the first part of the listening we hear that the train to Bristol stops at Oxford:

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.

Thus, a passenger to Oxford will be delayed.

 

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

 

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 19:59

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I travel by train once a year, and it is comfortable and cheap.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 17:37

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If we don’t speak about nowadays, when the whole world is fighting with COVID-19, I usually travel by train or plane a couple of times a year. Last year, I flew to Poland twice with my family. My friends live here and we had a great time with them. Poland is our neighboring state so this flight doesn't take long. About an hour. I used to got to my last job longer, telling the truth. Of course, you have to come to the airport two hours before departure but still, it's a very short flight. For example, my last flight to Egipt took over four hours. And with my noisy kids, it seemed to last forever.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 19:20

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I think never traveled by train. In my country the people use the train to go to work, but i go to work by car. I travel by plane on my vacation, usually once a year.

Submitted by abudo93 on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 20:52

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Fortunately, I didn't travel by any transport method not plane or train. Honestly, I'm noticed strange thing in this lesson that preparation was pretty difficult.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 21:29

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Before giving birth I used to travel by plane at least 4 times a year. Now, it is a little complicated but I suppose that within a few months I can travel again as much as before.