People travel in order to reach places that are close or far away.
- They travel for fun or necessity.
- Travelling takes up more time than most of us imagine.
- Everyday form of travelling ma by going shopping, to school or to work.
- There are two ways of traveling
- we can use our own means of transport
- we can rely on the public services
- Bus, train, plane, ferry…
Means od transport can be divided to :
- By air – comfortable seats, very expensive, fast (but we have to go through the passport control, security check and our luggage has a limited weight), the flight can be postponed or cancelled.
- By water – cheap, slow, we can have a lot of luggage, someone sea-sick (ferries, ocean liners, steamboats).
- By land – the greatest variety of means of trasport.
- Roads for cars, bicycles, buses and trolleybuses.
- Rail vehicles created for public use – trains, trams and underground.
- Cars and motorbikes are expensive a we have to pay for petrol that costs a lot of money as well.
- For short or middle distances car is good choice, but there can get into a traffic jam.
- A big advantage is that we can get everytime everywhere with a lot of luggage and comfort. However we have to have a valid driver’s licence and know traffic rules.
The most popular public means of transport are buses and trains. Buses have got better network of stations and they are cheaper, but trains are quicker, more comfortable and often have got better stations where is a departures and arrivals board, left luggage office, lockers, telephones, waiting hall, restaurant and so on.
When we are in the public transportation like the bus or train we can:
- talk with fellow passengers
- observe the landscape out of the window
- eat some food
- play card
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