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Exercise 2. Underline the correct item.

The journey by train seemed to take forever. 1) All/Every the passengers looked completely bored. The train had 2) no/none of the luxuries you’d usually expect on an inter-city train. Consequently there was 3) nowhere/anywhere to buy any food or drink. 4) A few/Few passengers had been sensible enough to bring their own packed lunches, and 5) no one/everyone watched enviously as they unwrapped them. At 6) each/both station we stopped, people looked out of the windows hoping to see 7) some/any vendors with 8) something/nothing in the way of refreshment. But, sadly, there were 9) no/none at all. It appeared that 10) most/all people would have to spend 11) all the/the whole time simply dreaming of a cup of coffee or a cheese sandwich! I had taken a couple of magazines with me but 12) neither/either of them held my attention for very long. I had 13) little/ a little interest in 14) something/anything but ending the journey. 15) Few/A few had been as boring or uncomfortable as that one and I felt 16) either/neither refreshed nor relaxed when I finally reached my destination.


Exercise 3. With the following words make up a dialogue with your partner on the subject “Travelling by train”. Discuss advantages and disadvantages; describe one of your journeys.

Listen to the dialogue “The Ticket Inspector” have you ever had funny situations just like the main character? Do many people nowadays travel around without the ticket? Should people pay the fine to the ticket collector or it can go on non-stop?


Railway ticket


Guards van

Train Departure Board / arrivals and departures board

Information counter

Destination notice

Ticket collector

Ticket barrier

Back or face to the engine

Parcels office

Luggage-in-advance form

To deliver

To state

The place of destination

Railway fare

Day-return ticket

express train/ fast

Slow train

Through train

Passenger train



sleeper train/long distance train

Local train

One-way ticket

Return ticket

Round trip ticket

Reduced fare ticket

Adult fare

Carriage, car

To buy a ticket in advance (beforehand)

To book ticket

Sleeping car



Second-class sleeping carriage


Ticket office


To catch the train

Porter, red cap (Am)




Exercise 4. Listen to the dialogue “Railway Travel - Dialogue 1” and take some notes. After the first listening switch on the “Railway Travel - Role Play” and fill in the missing gaps.

Railway travel

A ticket to London, please.

Paul Ryefield: _________________________________________

Railway Station Clerk: — At 16:35, from platform 8.

Paul Ryefield:_________________________________________

Railway Station Clerk: — No, you have to change trains at Birmingham.

Paul Ryefield:_________________________________________

Railway Station Clerk: — Single or return, sir?

Paul Ryefield:_________________________________________

Railway Station Clerk: — 64 pounds, please.

Paul Ryefield:_________________________________________

Railway Station Clerk: — Here´s your ticket and change, sir.

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