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    Vocabulary: let's take the train

    In Europe, trains are thought to be fast; on the other side of the Atlantic, domestic planes are often preferred...




    Anyway, taking a train in Europe may be an adventure...delays, passengers taking trains should be ready to have looooong journeys and eventful trips! 

    (it took my family 11 hours to go to the Alps before Christmas...) It's a pity, really, because theoretically

    and most often, this means of transportation is comfortable, fast, and quite easy to use...




                   A passenger train                         Punching a ticket

     The (railway) station 
     A passenger
     To go somewhere by train 
     A waiting room
     A seat
     A reservation
     To reserve/ book a seat
     The fare

     A single(ticket) to... (GB)

     A one-way ticket to... (US)

     A return(ticket) to... (GB)

     A round-trip to... (US)

     A half-fare ticket
     A group ticket

     A travelcard/ season ticket  (GB)

     A commutation ticket 

     The ticket office 
     To punch/ to stamp
     The timetable (GB)/ the schedule (US)                                                               
     The arrival(s)/ departure(s) indicator board                                                              
     To leave at 9 
     The train is due at... 
     On time/ late/ early



    She has missed her train!                      The left luggage room


     To get into the train 
     To get off the train 
     To catch the train
     To miss the train
     To see somebody off at the station 
     To meet sb/ go and fetch sb/ at the station                                                           
     The left-luggage office/ the checkroom (US) 
     A left luggage locker 
     The luggage rack
     The lost property office 
     A (luggage) trolley/ a cart



     The luggage rack

     The railway(GB)/ the railroad (US) 
     By rail 

     A passenger train/ a goods train (GB)           

                                   a freight train (US)

     A high-speed train (HST)
     An express train/ a fast train 
     A main-line train
     A commuter train
     A non-stop/ a through train 
     A stopping train/ a slow train
     An extra train 
     The engine/ the locomotive


    - He faces the engine/ he has his back to the engine

    - To travel first/ second class

    - The train stops at every station before London

    - ... on platform number one (GB)/ on track one (US)



     To change trains 
     To miss one's connection                                                                                     
     The platform 
     The concourse 



               A dining car                        A sleeping car with 6 berths.


     A carriage (GB)/ a car (US)                                                                                    
     The front/ rear carriage 
     The corridor
     A sleeping car
     A berth 
     The dining car 
     The buffet car
     The observation car 
     The luggage/ bagage car



                An engine driver                   A junction

     An engine driver (GB)/                                                                                               

     An engineer (US)

     The guard (GB)

     The conductor (US)

     The station master
     A ticket inspector 
     A ticket collector 
     A porter/ a redcap (US)



                       A ticket inspector                         The El (elevated train)


     A signal box 
     The rails 
     The track/ the line  
     A siding 
     A junction 
     A level crossing
     The Channel tunnel                                                                                                  

     The underground/ the tube (GB)

     The subway

     The elevated train/ the El


    I hope you've had and will have many great trips by train...

    As for it, the test shouldn't be a problem! Go for it! 


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    1. 'I don’t want my family to at the station.I hate goodbyes.'

    2. I hate in most stations… They are cold and noisy! Quite unpleasant really…

    3. To go to the mountains around Xmas, it’s indispensable to seats in autumn, because the trains are always packed.

    4. I’ll buy my from my holiday when I know if I can stay in the mountains with the whole family for the two weeks.

    5. Sally’s train is 10.30. Therefore, not to be late, we’ll leave home around 10. I don’t want her to feel lost in the big station.

    6. I’m so scared my train might leave without me that I get to the station very and have to wait for long minutes before the due time.

    7. As we’re taking a , the travel time won’t be very long. I like that.

    8. Tim doesn’t like travelling with . He says it makes him feel sick.

    9. Our train had to stop for long minutes, and I was afraid we might , but we didn’t!

    10. It’s always thrilling when the blows his whistle to start our train.



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