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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!
STATIONS, TRACKS and TRAINS:
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:
A 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
Railway points/ switch
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|
a 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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