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    Vocabulary: let's take the train...

    The Orient Express was inaugurated in 1883 and has become the most famous and prestigious train in the world. It goes from Paris to Istanbul, through many countries in Europe over more than 2 000 kilometres in order to reach the limit between Europe and Asia. There were and still are different routes and many stops because of the difficulties of going through some countries of Eastern Europe. 






    That long trip in that famous and prestigious train is both mysterious and romantic, almost legendary. There, many novels and films have been set and are read or watched  daily all over the world. Everybody knows Murder on The Orient Express, written by Agatha Christie. It shows the methodical and meticulous quest for a murderer in a closed space. 



                                                                                         That train:  a real legend! 





      Grand Central Station (New York City)

             A railway station

     Charing Cross Station (London)


     A level crossing/ railroad crossing        

    A concealed crossing may have no barriers          A stationmaster

                     A steam train      

              A freight/ A goods train        

               A passenger train   


                      A commuter train        

                  A direct train     

                  A High Speed Train


    « Astonishing » trains



                                          funicular                                                        A train in India


    What to do before boarding a train... and the equipment! 

            The waiting room    

         Machines to buy tickets

                   A train ticket         

                  A railway 

              Railway points/ switch            

                   The track          

                     A tunnel

                An underway passage        

                  The station clock       

    Everything is done and made by Human beings for Human beings...  in order to go farther away and to go there faster than ever...

    What about comfort ? 

              Bar carriage The dining car on the Orient Express              Sleeping bunks

     A sleeping compartment/ a sleeper

       The dark hours of segregation...

          Dining on the Orient Express

             An observation train    

             The luggage compartment       

                An old time porter      


             An overhead luggage rack

                     The corridor                A derailment


       single ticket = British English  // a one way ticket= American English

    a return ticket= British English / a round ticket/ a two-way ticket= American English

      The stationmaster blows the whistle for the train to leave the station. BUT ALSO to blow the whistle on someone = denounce or give away someone.


    Here's a lot of vocabulary, but as it is often transparent , it's not difficult to remember it.    So, come on and learn... I'm sure you'll reach summits... Yet, don't be too fast ... our train isn't leaving just now ! 



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    Hurry up, Lucy, put your book or game into your backpack. It'll go in the when we're on the train.

    Mom, will the close before our train goes through the cities? Of course, Lucy...

    We have to get to the early, the will not wait and when he , there will be no smoke as it's not a .

    Our train will leave from three and to go there, we'll take the . 'Mom, could you give me my , please? I'd like to show it myself to the when he comes to check yours and mine.' ' No Lucy, I have to show your ID too.”

    ' I wish I could travel on the . It looks so wonderful and comfortable, but I wouldn't stay for the kilometers, but only as far as Venice. That would be a dream trip! '

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