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Going Underground
tube journey
Going underground on London's Tube.

Going Underground 乘坐地铁


Why is it that people never speak to each other on the tube?
Travelling on London's underground rail system, known as 'the tube', is a daily experience for most Londoners and visitors to the city.

Around 2.5 million people take the tube every day but there's one thing that's bothering our listeners - why does nobody talk on the underground?

Vicki Sullivan investigates with the help of three Chinese students living in London and, of course, the people who know - London's commuters.

Listen to Vicki's report. Afterwards you can take a quiz based on what you've heard.

Going Underground

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