BBC Learning English – Ask About Britain
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Travel in the UK 行走于英国
Diarmuid: Hello and welcome to Ask About Britain, the programme where we
answer your questions about British life and culture. I’m Diarmuid
My name’s Helena and I’m from Xi’an. I have a friend who’s living in Sheffield, I
want to know if it is very convenient to travel from London to Sheffield and how
long will it take and how about travelling from London to other cities.
We spoke to Elliot Frisby, the PR manager for Visit Britain.
It’s very convenient, I mean the links from London to many other cities around
the country including Sheffield are very good, both by road but also by rail.
Travelling from London to Sheffield takes about two and half hours, it’s a fairly
pleasant journey – and the great thing about travelling by rail and roads as well,
to a certain extent, is that you can see some of the great countryside that we
have in this country, and there’s some lovely countryside from London up towards
the north of England.
Elliot said it’s very convenient to travel from London to many cities
around the country including Sheffield, and it takes about two and
half hours by rail to get to Sheffield.
By rail 的意思就是
by train, Elliot 说从伦敦到谢菲尔德的交通非常便捷，坐
Diarmuid: He said the great thing about travelling by rail and roads is that you
can see some of the great countryside around England.
Feifei: Countryside 乡村，农村。在英国使用路面交通，比方说火车，汽车，很大的
Diarmuid: Here is Elliot again.
London itself has some very large rail stations, including Charing Cross, which
serves the south of England; Liverpool Street Station, King’s Cross, some big
name rail stations. I mean, one of the great things recently about London is the
move of Eurostar to St. Pancras, which means that it’s now very easy for people
from the continent to come into London and then go from London out, particularly
to the north of the country and up into Scotland on some quite fast moving trains
now, that means you can get to as far as Edinburgh in something like four hours.
So it’s quite easy to get around.
Charing Cross Station which serves the south of England.
Liverpool Street Station which serves the east of England.
King’s Cross Station which serves the north and the east of England
Elliot said since the move of Eurostar to St. Pancras, it has become
very easy for people from the continent to come into London and
then continue to go out from London to other parts of the country.
其他城市。The continent 在这里指的是欧洲大陆。