Friday, 13 November 2015


This news report is about extreme commuting - and you'll find out about one very long commute. While you are listening, try to fill in the gaps in the text below. Once you have finished it, click on the transcript below the video to see the correct words. You can use the vocabulary list to help you learn some new words while you're listening.


The average worker in Britain _________ 54 minutes commuting each day. But some travel for much longer. These are the UK's 'extreme commuters'.
Gary Egen lives in Wales and ____________ five days a week to Watford, which is 170 miles away.
"My alarm goes off at 03:30 each day and my ________ takes two-and-a-half to three hours," he says.
But he says he enjoys the time spent travelling: "I have quite a ____________job so I use the journey home to sort my day out in my ___________ and to make a plan for the following day."
Research from the Office for National Statistics says ______________- commuting is becoming more _______________, and that a travel time of three hours or more is often a happier experience than ____________ journeys.
This may be because these extra-long journeys are a _______________ choice for extreme commuters. They often have a higher than ___________ income and can therefore use their travel time more productively.

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