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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: PHRASES: GOING BY TRAIN / TRAVELLING BY CAR

GOING BY TRAIN
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What platform does our train arrive?
When is it due?
It is ten minutes late.
We have caught the train.
We have missed the train.
Shut the door, please.
There is plenty of room.
There is a vacant seat.
Is this seat taken?
The train is bound for Bradford.
This is an express train.
We travel via Luton.
Must we change for York?
Where must we get out?
How long do we stop there?
We have an hour's wait.
Do we have a good connection to Liverpool?
You can consult my timetable.
Very kind of you. I see the train is due in L. at ten fifty.
If you don't mind, we might open a window.
The air is rather bad and stuffy in this compartment.
Does this train stop at Liverpool Street station?


TRAVELLING BY CAR
Can you give me a lift?
Where shall I drop you?
I'll pick you up on the way back.
I drive myself. - I ride in the back.
What make is that car?
Is it an Austin Mini?
I bought it second-hand.
What is the top speed? / How fast does it go?
He changes gears/he puts on brakes/
he slows down/the car stops.
The car has a breakdown.
We have a puncture, a punctured (flat) tyre.
We are out of petrol. Where is the
nearest petrol-station? Fill it up, please!
Your sparking-plugs need cleaning.
Your battery needs charging.
That srew needs tightening.
We had an accident.
I crashed (ran, bumped) into another car.
I was fined for speeding.
A man was knocked down and severely injured.




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