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#IOTW: Idioms Related to Transportation and Travel

Hello, fellas! How’s your weekend?
Let’s discuss idioms related to transportation and travel! Here we go! #IOTW
On the same boat: sharing a particular experience or circumstance with someone else. 

E.g.: “You’re not the only one who failed to get the concert ticket. We’re on the same boat!” 

Jump on the bandwagon: to join or follow something once it is successful or popular. 

E.g.: “I heard Black Panther movie is phenomenal, but I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon and watch it. Superhero movie isn’t my cup of tea.”

Paddle one’s own canoe: to be able to act independently. 

E.g.: “Since I turned 25 this year, mom expected me to paddle my own canoe.”

Backseat driver: someone who tells the others how to do things. 

E.g.: “I don’t need a backseat driver on this project. Stop pestering me with all your advice.”

Hit the road: to leave, especially on a road trip.

E.g.: “Let’s hit the road before dawn.”
Itchy feet: the need to leave or to travel. 

E.g.: “Seeing the picture of a beach really gives me the itchy feet.”

Sail through (something): to complete something quickly and with ease. 

E.g.: “My thesis sailed through the professor with no debate.”

A third/fifth wheel: An unwanted or unnecessary person. 

E.g.: “Ann invited me to go to the movies, but if she also invited her boyfriend, I wouldn’t be joining. I would feel like a third wheel there.”
That wraps up our session, fellas! See you on another session.

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

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#EngPic: London Transport (2)

Those who have looked up or know about London, it has a real famous Routemaster’s Red Bus

Or known as the red double decker bus that has stairs on the back

The real Routemaster Red Bus has been discontinued since 10 years ago due to its engines

 

Routemaster bus on route 159 drives over Westminster Bridge in Londonhttp://www.doubledecker-bus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/routemaster-2.jpg

 

Since then, the famous you-can-jump-in-from-the-back bus hardly seen on the roads of London

These ones existed instead, along the previous Routemaster ones if they are still around

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Yet, hope comes back when a new version and I guess much friendlier engines were produced

They look like this one, interesting isn’t it?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Routemaster

 

In this new Routemaster bus we can go in through three doors, one on the front, the middle and the back as it has two sets of stairs

Unlike the ordinary ones it has only one sets of stairs and you can only come in through the front

Note: London never misses a person not paying their use of transport, you have to show a valid ticket to travel

But lately admin has been spotting this one, and look what it says :D

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Apparently it is to celebrate the Year of the Bus – 2014 :)

I hope you all have enjoyed the session!

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

#EngPic: London Transport (1)

So it is Saturday evening, anyone up for a little #EngPic session? :)

Has anyone heard of the train network in London such as the Underground? Or the red bus? The routemaster?

I could not agree more “@septiaanrml: I knew! They said train network in London is so confusing”

Well all of the transports in London is called Transport for London or abbreviated to TfL.

These are the many tube/train lines that existed in London also description on some symbols:

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This is what the map looks like https://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/standard-tube-map.pdf and it is quite complicated as @septiaanrml said before. Here is a preview:

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So in this map, you can see the different lines’ colours being used to show which train line passes where.

In a station you would find one of these, can you guess what it is?

pic3london

@pitrooy: that should be station too :))” yes it is :) this would the symbol for an Overground Station..

@wibybiw: Underground!!!! ” not quite! It is for the overground, a red circle would be for the underground :)

Yep, this is the complete right answer :D “@sofyanlich: The sign of no smoking, the sign of way out and the name of its station”

@IsJustYoga1: i want it!!” You want the map? :)

In every station you would find one of these to make sure you get off on the right station :)

You will always find one of these too, what do you think it is?

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In London we travel using a card named Oyster so this is a reminder to how to use it :)

So there you go our #EngPic session for today! I hope you had fun! Sorry for the delay that occurred

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on February 22, 2014