English Culture Videos

"Bus Transportation"

Instructions: Watch this video bus travel and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall's daily bus ride is _____ minutes long.

Uh, it usually takes about an hour.

Randall likes riding the bus because he _____.

I like about taking the bus are, number one, I don't have to worry about the driving in case of, uh, dangerous, snowy conditions.

Randall sometimes _____ while he is on the bus.

And the other thing is that on the bus, I can use the Internet. It has a nice Internet connection, and I can relax and do work . . . relax, watch movies or whatever I need to do.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

How do you get to and from work and/or school? What is the reason for using this mode of transportation? Choose a city in a different area or country that you would like to visit. Use the Internet to find out about at these two means of getting around the city (e.g., bus, subway, train, taxis, bicycle) and compare these transportation methods in terms of cost and accessibility to popular locations. 

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. (I'm) walking down to the bus stop right now. I take the bus every day.

Uh, it usually takes about an hour and the things I like about taking the bus are, number one, I don't have to worry about the driving in case of, uh, dangerous, snowy conditions.

And the other thing is that on the bus, I can use the Internet. It has a nice Internet connection, and I can relax and do work . . . relax, watch movies or whatever I need to do.