Reading lesson: My Commute

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How do you commute (go) to work? Read this text about a person’s different options to commute to work. Then complete the writing exercise.

My Commute

I usually go to work by car. It takes me about 45 minutes to get to work because of the traffic. When I arrive at the office, I usually don’t have a problem parking the car because there is a company parking lot. But when the parking lot is full, I park on the street and it can take me 20 minutes to find a good place to leave my car.

If it’s a sunny day, I sometimes go to work by bike. It takes me about 30 minutes to get to work by bike, and it’s much healthier and more ecological. It’s also possible to take the train but I never go by train. The train is uncomfortable — It’s always crowded and because there’s no air conditioning it’s hot and sweaty. My country’s railroad system is also very unreliable– the trains are often late and sometimes they don’t arrive at all!

If I want to go by public transport, I take the bus. It’s slow but it’s more reliable than the train and more relaxing. I enjoy looking out the window, reading a book, or just listening to some music on my smartphone.

I never go on foot because it takes too long and it’s too tiring.

And I hardly ever go by taxi because it’s too expensive.

Writing Exercise

Reading Comprehension Quiz