Using Public Transport

 

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Should we take the bus or the subway later?
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus.
Oh really? We are leaving around 5pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot.
I agree, the heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay?
Is there a bus stop close by?
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly an express bus stops there too.
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?
No, it goes directly to Summerset. It won't even be that much longer than the subway. Especially with the new public transit lane downtown.
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right?
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far.
It's decided then. We are taking the bus.
 

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  •   Should we 
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    the bus or the subway later?
     
 
 
Should we the bus or the subway later?
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  •   I would take the subway, it's much 
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    than the bus.
     
 
 
I would take the subway, it's much than the bus.
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  •   Oh really? We are leaving 
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    5pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
     
 
 
Oh really? We are leaving 5pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
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  •   You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's 
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    so crowded and hot.
     
 
 
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's so crowded and hot.
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  •   I agree, the heat is terrible. Let's take the 
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    , okay?
     
 
 
I agree, the heat is terrible. Let's take the , okay?
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  •   Is there a bus stop 
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    by? 
     
 
 
Is there a bus stop by?
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  •   There is one just down the 
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    . And if I remember correctly an express bus stops there too.
     
 
 
There is one just down the . And if I remember correctly an express bus stops there too.
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  •   You mean 
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    8? Don't you have to transfer with it?
     
 
 
You mean 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?
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  •   No, it goes directly to Summerset. It won't even be that much 
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    than the subway. Especially with the new public transit lane downtown.
     
 
 
No, it goes directly to Summerset. It won't even be that much than the subway. Especially with the new public transit lane downtown.
l o n g e r
 
 
 
 
  •   I totally forgot about that lane. Only 
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    and public transport can drive on it, right?
     
 
 
I totally forgot about that lane. Only and public transport can drive on it, right?
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  •   Yes, it opened a couple of 
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    ago and works well so far.
     
 
 
Yes, it opened a couple of ago and works well so far.
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It's decided then. We are taking the bus.
 

Learn important phrases

Should we take a taxi or the bus?
Where do I have to get off the bus?
The monthly pass is much cheaper than buying a day pass every day.
Could I get a ticket to the zoo?
Excuse me, where is the nearest bus stop?
The next subway will arrive in five minutes.
I just missed my bus.
You have to buy a ticket from the machine.
Should we take a taxi or the bus?
 
Where do I have to get off the bus?
 
The monthly pass is much cheaper than buying a day pass every day.
 
Could I get a ticket to the zoo?
 
Excuse me, where is the nearest bus stop?
 
The next subway will arrive in five minutes.
 
I just missed my bus.
 
You have to buy a ticket from the machine.
 
 
 

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David
Should we take the bus or the subway later?
You
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus.
Oh really? We are leaving around 5pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot.
I agree, the heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay?
Is there a bus stop close by?
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly an express bus stops there too.
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?
No, it goes directly to Summerset. It won't even be that much longer than the subway. Especially with the new public transit lane downtown.
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right?
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far.
It's decided then. We are taking the bus.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Should we take the bus or the subway later?
Ashlee
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus.
Oh really? We are leaving around 5pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot.
I agree, the heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay?
Is there a bus stop close by?
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly an express bus stops there too.
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?
No, it goes directly to Summerset. It won't even be that much longer than the subway. Especially with the new public transit lane downtown.
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right?
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far.
It's decided then. We are taking the bus.
 
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