Getting to Work

In this conversation, a man and woman discuss how they commute to work in the morning.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


A: How do you usually get to work?

B: I usually drive. What about you?

A: Most days I catch the bus, but if it's raining too much I'll take a taxi.

B: Oh, Ok. Which bus do you take?

A: Either the 705 or the 601. The 705 runs more often, but the 601 is more convenient because it's more direct.

B: Yeah, I used to catch the 601 bus about 5 years ago, but since I've bought my car, I rarely catch the bus anymore.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • How does the man usually get to work?
  • How does the woman usually get to work?
  • Why will the woman sometimes take a taxi?
  • Which two buses does the woman take to work?
  • Why does she take the 705 bus?
  • Why would she take the 601 bus?
  • Why doesn't the man catch the bus much anymore?


He usually drives to work.

She usually catches the bus to work / She takes the bus.

She sometimes takes a taxi if it rains to much.

She either catches the 705 or the 601 buses.

The 705 bus runs more often.

The 601 bus is more convenient because it's more direct / It's faster.

He used to catch the 601 bus, but he bought a car 5 years ago.



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