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Thursday, 30 December  2004   How do you get to uni?

Today, once again, we'll talk to our friends from Adelaide University. We ask them about travelling between their homes and the university.



How do you get to uni?

ALEX: Usually bus but sometimes by car.

How long does that take?

ALEX: By bus about 30 minutes, by car about 25 minutes.

SAM: I take a bus.
That takes about 30 minutes.

JASMINE: Usually I just walk, just twenty minutes walk so it's no problem.

SARAH: I usually bus into the city from home or I either ride my bike and occasionally I drive in.

On the bus it doesn't take very long to come to uni. It usually takes about 20 minutes, car ten minutes and riding my bike it takes about 25 minutes.

JUSTIN: I catch the bus or ride my bike.
Approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

MELITA: I catch the bus.

MELITA: Normally I drive to a bus interchange and then I catch the bus. It takes about ten minutes travels on the O-bahn. And I catch it home as well.

SUSAN: Sometimes I drive to uni and sometimes I take the bus.
The journey takes about 30 minutes from my home to the university.

multiple choice quiz

story notes

usually bus
He means that most days he goes on a bus.

Here usually bus is a short way of saying I usually go by bus.


I take a bus.
This is one of the ways of saying I travel by bus.

See our spotlight for more.


about
the amount of time is not exact, only near or around


30 minutes
Now of course sixty minutes is an hour.

For thirty minutes, we often say half an hour.

And for 15 minutes, we say quarter of an hour.


usually
done often; the usual way I travel


bus
Here she’s using the word bus as a verb.

To bus means to go somewhere by bus.

See our spotlight for more.


I catch the bus
This is one of the ways of saying I travel by bus.

See our spotlight for more.


ride my bike
This is the most common way of saying you travel by bike.
You can also say I bike or I cycle.


approximately
the amount of time is not exact, only near or around


normally
done often; the normal way I travel


O-bahn
The O-Bahn is a bus system in South Australia where a bus runs on tracks like a train.


I take the bus.
This is one of the ways of saying I travel by bus.

See our spotlight for more.



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Taking the bus

Here are some of the ways we say that we use the bus to travel.
I take a bus.
He says a bus because it is probably one of many buses he could take.
I take the bus.
She says the bus to mean buses in general.

You can also say that you catch the bus.
I catch the bus.
Or you can say:
I go by bus.
or more formally
I travel by bus.


We also use these phrases for trains.
I catch the train to work.

 

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