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ESL English Lesson: Blogger saves £7.72 on train fare from Sheffield to Essex by flying via Berlin
D.J. Robinson

Recently, teenage blogger Jordon Cox decided to do a return journey from Shenfield in Essex to Sheffield in northern England. Cox, 18, managed to book himself a cheap £19 ticket for the journey north but discovered the cheapest fare home was £47. An open return would have cost him £97.70. He decided to look for an alternative way to get

Following some online research he discovered he could save money on the rail ticket if he included a flight via Berlin in Germany. The ticket would normally have cost £47.00 by train and taken 3½ hours. By going via Berlin it took him an extra 1,017 miles and 13 hours to get home. It also included a quick tour of Berlin.

Article quiz: Students quiz each other in pairs. Score a point for each correct answer. Score half a point each time you have to look at the article for help. See who can get the highest score! Student A questions 1) Name the blogger. 2) Where did the blogger’s journey start? 3) Why did he not book a return ticket? 4) Name the airline. 5) How much did the blogger save? -- Roleplay: In groups. One of you is the interviewer. The others are one of the following people. You are in the Discussion FM radio studio in London. Today’s interview is about: Saving money on rail fares. -- Gap Fill: Reading, Grammar and Listening; Sentence Starters; Homework; etc.

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