Basic English Quiz

"Bus Travel"

Pre-Listening Exercise

Many people take the bus to go to and from work or travel by bus on their vacations. If you are in a different country, and you don't understand bus announcements in English, you might end up on the wrong bus to Las Vegas instead of New York. Study the words and bus schedule below before you listen.

  • arrive
  • buy a ticket
  • depart
  • get on
  • get off
  • leave
  • near

Listening Exercise

Study the bus schedule information first. Then, listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

1. The bus to Reno, Nevada, _______ at 9:50 a.m.

The bus to Reno, Nevada, leaves at 9:50 a.m. (False).

2. The bus to Boise, Idaho, arrives at _________.

The bus to Boise, Idaho, arrives at 9:35 p.m. (True)

3. The bus fare to Seattle, Washington, is _________.

The bus fare to Seattle, Washington, is one hundred twelve dollars. (False)

4. The bus ___________ leaves at _________.

The bus bound for Fresno, California, leaves at 11 o'clock sharp. (True)

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5. The bus heading __________.

The bus heading to Reno is scheduled to arrive at half past 4:00. (True)

6. ______________________ dollars.

The bus fare to Boise is eighty-five dollars. (False)

7. ____________________.

The bus to Seattle is scheduled to arrive at ten after five. (True)

8. __________________.

The bus to Fresno leaves 20 minutes earlier than the bus to Boise. (False)

9. __________________.

The bus fare to Seattle is just under a hundred dollars. (False)

10. ________________.

The bus trip to Reno takes over seven hours.(True)

Post-Listening Exercise

What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling by bus for business, school, or travel?

Listening Script

  1. The bus to Reno, Nevada, leaves at 9:50 a.m. (False).
  2. The bus to Boise, Idaho, arrives at 9:35 p.m. (True)
  3. The bus fare to Seattle, Washington, is one hundred twelve dollars. (False)
  4. The bus bound for Fresno, California, leaves at 11 O'clock sharp. (True)
  5. The bus heading to Reno is scheduled to arrive at half past 4:00. (True)
  6. The bus fare to Boise is eighty-five dollars. (False)
  7. The bus to Seattle is scheduled to arrive at ten after five. (True)
  8. The bus to Fresno leaves 20 minutes earlier than the bus to Boise. (False)
  9. The bus fare to Seattle is just under a hundred dollars. (False)
  10. The bus trip to Reno takes over seven hours.(True)