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Transport announcements

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

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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My country, Iran approximately is big and traveling with a car is boring. For example, if you plan to go from Tehran to Bandarabbas in the south of Iran, you must trip about 24 hours and this is very boring. Therefore, I prefer a train or plane for traveling.

hello, in the last 2 years i have travelled by train a lot, so much times that i have never taken train as often in my whole life. Only for love, only for meet my boyfriend who lives and work about 711 km from me. Sometimes i took the first daily train from my city and i returned to my city with the last one. But i also have taken plane about 3 times in the last two years to meet my sister who lives and works more than 1000km far to me

Hello
could you please help me to understand that
What the meaning of this sentence : " Calling at Reading " ?
and why it uses ?
Thanks

Hello Hevi.m,

In railway station announcements, 'calling at...' is used to tell us which stations the train is stopping at. Thus, 'calling at Reading' means that the train will stop at Reading railway station.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I see
Thanks so much for answering and explaining Mr. Peter

I rarely travel by plane because I usually don't go for a far trip I also rarely travel by train because I prefer travel by my car but sometimes I use rail services.

i never travel by plane or train . But if i can go to trip , i will choose plane. Because i heard that moving by plane will be save time and convenience. Beside i can see the cities from the hight. i think it will be deeply specular and beautiful

To be honnest, at the moment, i have travel with car

I prefer to travel by car.
I think It's more reliable than a plain.
I travel by plain if I doesn't have an other opportunity to move.
Last time I flew by plane in 2018.

I always use the underground train.

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