Speaking part 1 : Transportation (public/private)
1.What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
In my hometown of Chandigarh, there is a growing trend towards using electric buses as a more eco- friendly and sustainable means of transportation. These buses are powered by electricity and emit much less pollution than traditional gasoline or diesel-powered buses. The government has been investing in electric buses as a way to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and improve air quality. So in addition to the different types of traditional buses, electric buses have also become a popular means of transportation in Chandigarh.
2. How often do you take buses?
I take buses quite often, especially for short distances within the city. It’s a convenient and affordable option, and I prefer it over driving because it helps me avoid traffic and parking hassles. Additionally, in recent years, the government has introduced electric buses in Chandigarh, which are eco-friendly and a step towards sustainable transportation.
3. Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
I have travelled in both planes and trains and they have their advantages respectively. Planes are faster and more efficient for long distances, but trains offer a more comfortable and scenic journey, with the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly. And I must add it to the answer my preference is also train journeys especially when I am on trip or vacation travel.
4. Is driving to work popular in your country?
Yes, driving to work is quite popular in my country, especially for those who live far away from their workplace and don’t have access to public transportation. Many people prefer to go by their own clock and avoid waiting for buses for a longer time. However, with increasing traffic congestion and environmental concerns, there is a growing awareness of the need to shift to more sustainable modes of transportation. Many cities are promoting public transportation and encouraging the use of bicycles and electric vehicles to reduce traffic and air pollution.
5. Do you think people will drive more in the future?
It’s difficult to predict, but with the introduction of more eco-friendly options such as electric buses and the growing awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions, it’s possible that people may opt to use public transportation more in the future instead of driving their own vehicles.
6. Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
Yes, I would definitely consider riding a bike to work in the future. It’s a healthy and eco-friendly option, and also helps to avoid traffic congestion. But more than that, I would prefer public transportation more in the future instead of driving own vehicle.