London Underground – tube trains

The quickest way to get around London is no doubt the Tube, London’s version of the subway, which is a vast network of tunnels and trains that will get you anywhere in London that you want to go.

The Tube is made up of 12 lines, each bearing a traditional name and a standard colour on the Tube Map. About 2.5 million passengers use the tube each day.

The London Underground is the oldest metro system in the world, upon which nearly 1 billion journeys are made each year. If you want to travel fast around London, taking the tube will get you to your destination quicker than bus or taxi. Trains generally depart every 3 or 4 minutes, less frequently at weekends and late at night.

Reviews on The Grand Budapest Hotel from BBC

I quoted this short reviews particularly just because the words in this script are quite complex and less common. Every time I listen to the news reports on movies, I would definitely be struggling with these unfamiliar words. Therefore I think I should have to put them altogether to overcome at one time.

This movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a 2014 English-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig.

The Edible Garden

I introduced a BBC documentary film today named The Edible Garden in which Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. You can watch the film, enjoy the idyllic beauty of DIY while practising your British English as well.

This documentary film consists of six episodes. I’ve created a playlist so you can indulge in all of them.

Episode 1: Peas and Beans, Alys Fowler makes delicious broad bean falafels and pea-shoot cocktails.

A brief fascinating fact about London

London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together. They are:

the City of London, known simply as “the City” which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), making it the oldest part of London and already 1,000 years old when the Tower of London was built.

the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there too.