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Unit 1: Transport
 
Listen  1: Choosing transport from Heathrow into town
 
A taxi sign
 
 
After they collect their luggage, John and Fiona think about the best way to get into the centre of London. They know a taxi will be too expensive, but they can't agree on the best form of transport.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
Listen to the dialogue by pressing the play button below (play). When you have heard it, drag the sentences into the white boxes in the correct order. Use the language tips at the bottom of the page to help you.
 
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Language tips - vocabulary
 
the Tube - the popular name for the underground train system (Metro System)
the Underground - another name for the Tube
a coach - comfortable bus usually used on longer journeys
get stuck in a traffic jam - you can't go anywhere because there are too many cars
convenient - easy to use
rush hour - the busy time in the morning and afternoon when everyone travels to and from work

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Comparative adjectives

More convenient and quicker.
Long adjectives like convenient use more to make them comparative, but short adjectives like quick use er to make them comparative.


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
 
 
Listen 1: Choosing transport from Heathrow into town
 
 
 
Listen 2: At the ticket office
 
 
 
Listen 3: In the Underground station
 
 
 
Read 1: Comparing travel options
 
 
 
Speak 1: Comparisons and the 'schwa' sound
 
 
 
Unit 2: Hotel
 
Unit 3: Cinema
 
Unit 4: Shopping
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
  Useful links
 
 
BBC London travel news