Using Public Transport

 

Practice the sentences

Listen to the dialogue and choose the matching statement.
Should we take a taxi or the bus?en
Lets take a taxi. It will be faster.en
 
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    • Taking a taxi is faster than the bus.en
       
    • The bus is the fastest.en
       
    • Public transport is cool.en
       
 
 
I just missed my bus.en
The next one will arrive in five minutes.en
 
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    • He just missed his bus.en
       
    • She wants to go to work.en
       
    • He misses his home.en
       
 
 
Excuse me, where is the nearest bus stop?en
Sorry, but there is no bus stop in walking distance.en
 
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    • The next bus stop is one minute away.en
       
    • The stop is just around the corner.en
       
    • There is no bus stop close by.en
       
 
 
 
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Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
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Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Should we take the bus or the subway later?en
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus.en
Oh really? We are leaving around 5 pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.en
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot.en
I agree. The heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay?en
Is there a bus stop close by?en
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly, an express bus stops there too.en
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?en
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.en
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right?en
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far.en
It's decided then. We are taking the bus.en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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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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    5 pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.
     
 
 
Oh really? We are leaving 5 pm, 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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    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
 
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  •   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.
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • I want to go to the main station.en
       
    • I would like an ice cream.en
       
    • I need to get this done.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Are you sure?en
       
    • Can you jump higher?en
       
    • I like sewing.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I should take the bus more often.en
       
    • I should go to bed earlier.en
       
    • I should eat less candy.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
David
Should we take the bus or the subway later?en
You
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus. en
Oh really? We are leaving around 5 pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway.en
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot. en
I agree. The heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay?en
Is there a bus stop close by? en
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly, an express bus stops there too.en
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it? en
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.en
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right? en
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far.en
It's decided then. We are taking the bus. en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (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? en
Ashlee
I would take the subway, it's much faster than the bus.en
Oh really? We are leaving around 5 pm, it will be rush hour and really busy on the subway. en
You're right. I don't really like being in the subway during rush hour. It's always so crowded and hot.en
I agree. The heat is terrible. Let's take the bus, okay? en
Is there a bus stop close by?en
There is one just down the road. And if I remember correctly, an express bus stops there too. en
You mean number 8? Don't you have to transfer with it?en
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. en
I totally forgot about that lane. Only taxis and public transport can drive on it, right?en
Yes, it opened a couple of weeks ago and works well so far. en
It's decided then. We are taking the bus.en
 
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