Speaking Part 1: Transportation


1. How did you get here today?

I came by bike because the roads are pretty congested at this time and a bike is quicker. It only took me about 15 minutes to get here.

2. Do you often use public transport?

Yes, I do. I use the bus almost everyday. It’s the cheapest way to get around even though it’s really overcrowded and not particularly punctual.

3. How could the transportation system be improved in your country?

A. Well, I think the first step to improvement would be to widen the roads and build to overpasses and underpasses to help traffic flow more freely which would reduce the congestion in the city center. Also, it would help if the bus service was improved to make it run more frequently which would help with the overcrowding in rush hour. I think those are the two main changes that need to happen.

4.What form of transport do you prefer to use? Why?

I prefer to travel by car because it means that I have my own space. Also, the buses and trains in my city are usually overcrowded; my car is much more comfortable.

5.How much time do you spend traveling on a normal day?

I probably spend about an hour and a half traveling to and from work. I travel during the rush hours, so there is quite a lot of traffic.

6.What do you do while you are traveling?

I usually listen to the radio or a CD. In the morning I like to listen to the news to find out what is happening in the world.

7.Do you ever have problems with transport?

Yes, as I said, I get stuck in traffic on my way to and from work. I used to get annoyed by traffic jams, but now I’m used to them.