At Victoria Coach Station

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 January, 2010, 12:00am

Sandy is going to Manchester to spend a few days with a friend from Hong Kong who is studying at the University of Manchester. Sandy is at Victoria Coach Station in London waiting for the coach. Listen to some of the announcements she hears and some of the things people say to her and then answer the questions.

Part 1

1 What are passengers for the Edinburgh service asked to do?

a. get on to the coach

b. wait a further 10 minutes

2 Which service is John West waiting for?

a. 11.15 / Liverpool / L67

b. 12.10 / Manchester / M32

3 What has happened to the 12.10 Leeds service?

a. it is 10 minutes late

b. it has been cancelled

4 When is the Birmingham coach due to leave?

a. 10.45

b. 11.00

5 Which bay does Sandy go to for her coach?

a. Bay 5

b. Bay 16

6 What have passengers for the Brighton coach who

have luggage got to do?

a. go to Bay 32

b. stay where they are

Part 2

7 What is the first person who speaks to Sandy looking for?

8 What does the second person want to know?

9 Why does the third person speak to Sandy?

a. for information

b. for advice

c. to complain

10 Why does the fourth person speak to Sandy?

a. to warn her about something

b. to give her information

c. to chat

Part 3

11 How long will the journey to Manchester take?

12 The coach will stop twice. How long will each stop be?

13 Will Sandy be able to buy a sandwich during the journey?

14 Why might the Manchester coach be delayed?


1. a, 2. a, 3. b, 4. b, 5. b, 6. b, 7. c, 8. a, 9. a, 10. b, 11. 2 hours 30 mins, 12. 10 mins, 13. yes, 14. traffic accident