Real Talk #026 – Buying a bus ticket

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Navigating public transportation in a new area is stressful enough without a language barrier. But have no fear! In this much-requested episode, Andrew and Suzanne introduce natural expressions used when buying a ticket at the bus terminal.

Fun facts

The word bus comes from the Latin word omnibus, meaning “for all.” This is fitting, because it is a vehicle that can be shared by many people at one time. The first bus system, which used horse-drawn carriages, was created in France in 1823.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • When’s the next bus for [place]?
  • Stuffy
  • Ma’am
  • Carry-on
  • To tear off
  • To weigh [something]
  • To leave extra time

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

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