English Culture Videos

"Riding the Train"

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

How much does a one-way ticket cost?

Trains are very convenient for students. It costs about two fifty ($2.50) to ride one way.

What can you buy for $5.50?

Trains are very convenient for students. It costs about two fifty ($2.50) to ride one way; five fifty ($5.50) for an all-day pass.

Students at the university receive a pass that can be used for ____.

For students, you don't even need to pay at the University of Utah because you can get a pass that can be used on all express trains and, uh, all buses.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Riding a train can be a convenient form of transportation. How do you get to and from school or work? Select a city you would like to visit in the future? What is the transportation system like there? Are there trains and/or subways available to get around? Search the Internet for information on this topic.

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. As you can see, the train has just pulled here in Salt Lake City at one of the train stops.

Trains are very convenient for students. It costs about two fifty ($2.50) to ride one way; five fifty ($5.50) for an all-day pass. And in fact, for students, you don't even need to pay at the University of Utah because you can get a pass that can be used on all express trains and, uh, all buses.

So if you come to Salt Lake City, that might be something that you might want to consider. And there goes the train.