The train is a convenient way of getting from place to place for commuters. For tourists, it gives them a chance to see China's fast-changing rural landscapes. There are many different types of tickets you can buy and the cost will vary according to the softness of seat!

First broadcast:
4 November 2010

Print out an information sheet with Chinese characters on, such as 'huo che' or 'huo che zhan'. Students need to write down the meaning of these Chinese characters in English while watching the clip. After giving out the answer, students need to practice pronunciation with the person next to them. Say words in English and ask the students what these words mean in Chinese. Students can have a competition to find out who can remember the most of Chinese characters from the clip.