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Session 1

Love it or hate it, most of us have to get to work, school or university every day. In this session, Emma and Rob tell us about their journeys to work. You'll learn some travel vocabulary and take a look at some useful language for talking about how often things happen.

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Welcome to Unit 4 where we'll find out about people's journeys to work and how to use adverbs of frequency to describe them.

But first, let's catch up with Emma and Rob as they make their way to work. Listen out for the words and phrases they use to describe their journeys. Then see how much you can remember in the memory test!

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Emma

Hi again. It's me, Emma. It's 8:30 in the morning and I've just arrived at work. I often get the Tube to work but today I took the bus. And I always use my Oyster Card.

V/O

It usually takes about 40 minutes to get to the BBC building. But when the traffic's bad, it can sometimes be an hour or more. And you rarely get a seat in the rush hour. Ha! That's London.

Emma

Still, here I am at the BBC office. Let's see who else is in. Morning Rob. Did you come on your bike today?

Rob

Oh yes. I always come to work on my bike. When I say always… I get the train to Waterloo and then I nearly always cycle to the office. But not when the weather's bad. Then I get the bus. But that doesn't happen often.

Emma

Well that's good. Do we have a busy day today?

Rob

Yes, we've got to do some vox pops, but first I need to get some breakfast.

Emma

Rob, you came all this way on an empty stomach? That's really unhealthy. You should always have breakfast.

Rob

Well, that's true but I never have breakfast at home on a weekday. I like to come here. I can always get a breakfast at the BBC canteen. It's delicious! In fact, I'm going to get some now. Bye bye.

Emma

Bye! Well, while Rob's getting breakfast, let's play a memory game. We're going to see some sentences from this video. Can you remember who said them? Let's find out.

Memory Test

8 Questions

Can you remember who said what in the video? Drag each phrase to the correct box.

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Memory Test

8 Questions

Can you remember who said what in the video? Drag each phrase to the correct box.

Congratulations you completed the Quiz
Excellent! Great job! Bad luck! You scored:
x / y

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Well done! Now it’s time to learn some of the travel vocabulary that you heard in the video. Watch the video again first if you need to before trying the next activity.