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Date: Apr 29 2013

Themes: Work

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There are many ways to commute to work: bus, car, train, and more. But if you live near a river or lake, you might be able to take a ferry. A ferry is a boat that goes back and forth over a body of water.

It sounds nice, doesn’t it? You could experience the beautiful water and the sea air every day. But if you took a ferry every day, would it lose its charm?

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back and forth prep.

定義

範例 I like how the swing goes back and forth and gets higher and higher as you go.

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Have you ever taken a ferry? Do you like ferries? How do you commute to work?

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I doesn’t take me too much to commute to work, but I’m horrified at the idea if, in case, I find a new job and it will be far far away that it takes me to get there about an hours or so. I just see how people stressed out from much commuting, how tired they’re getting home, how back pain is bothering them and how they don’t want to do anything just to lie down and be left alone. With such a schedule and attitude to life, there might be happy marriages effected as the spouses spends less time with each other. So, I’m happy it takes me only 10 min to get to my work and after work I ‘m not deadly tired and ready for new challenges like swimming, dancing, cooking, walking and etc.


I like ferries, ships but for the leaisure time.

01:15 PM May 24 2013 |

CyrilCui

CyrilCui

China

Since my hometown is in innerland and there are a lot of grassland and few rivers or lakes, I didn’t have the oppotunity to take a ferry before.Now I study in Tianjin,which is a city near Bohai Sea,but it is a harbor actually and there is no beach here.In usual people here take their cars to somewhere or go to work by bus.I like to go to school by bike, bus and subway.If I’m in hurry I will take a taxi.Occasionally you can find the boats in this city,and they are on the lakes of parks.


Last year I went to travel to Beidaihe with my classmates.On the beach we met a few fishermen and rent a ferry from them.Then we took the ferry on the sea.It is a very cool experience and I could feel the sea breeze.

10:07 AM May 05 2013 |

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vkvinjava32@gmail.com

India

here in india , ferry is not a tranportation option and there is not such kind of water in metro city, well if we commute in our village then definetly we wll get a chance to commute with large giant vessel, and feel glad , or may be sessick  , and if we live for a long time then may be we feel its a old transportation option. but currently i am living near body of water but it is land locked , but here is no ferry running back and forth, so we need to rely on other transportation options.

03:16 AM May 03 2013 |

masoudhsn

masoudhsn

Canada

Since there are many islands around of my city with body of water, I got on a ferry several times. Getting in the vessel is charming and enjoyable because you can get on it with your car and stay there for several hours. Although it is rare , some people get seasick when stay there which is so upsetting. If you want to commute on the ferry all the time, it lose its charm. It is awsome to get it occasionally.

04:39 AM Apr 30 2013 |

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sai10kuni16

Japan

I had taken a ferry in my trip from Kamakura to Chiba area. I like riding a ferry. Because it is not wavering and stable. 

02:58 AM Apr 30 2013 |

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Nijar

Nijar

Egypt

Talking about sea stuffs attract me…


For me I can say; I have tried most kind of transportations , so let me put down my opinion!!


On crowded roads from mini bus to whatever can –even Ferrari or Mercedes- won’t work or help you arrive easily on time and without feeling bore ,furthermore the sound and air pollution, so cycling is the solution for more benefits(specially for under ages… hehe).


Now imagine with me how the atmosphere of sea transportation stuffs will be to commute you(put side seasick); fresh air, less sound, in addition to the attractive view


(wide space open its arms to you and wish you a happy day).


When the day come to see every school has its ferry to commute students back and forth? What about yacht… HEEEE

09:00 PM Apr 29 2013 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i would like to ride a ferry. i commute to my work place by bus. this lesson about ferries made me have too much of a wish to ride a ferry.

05:19 PM Apr 29 2013 |

yolanda yancel

Venezuela

 I LIVE IN PUERTO LA CRUZ (VENEZUELA), THIS CITY HAS A DOCK OF FERRIES. THESE  FERRIES TRAVELING TO  MARGARITA´S ISLE, THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

05:15 PM Apr 29 2013 |

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diva87

diva87

Morocco

to be honest i never taken it but i would like to try it … cuz i luv sea  ofetn i take taxi or bus

02:57 PM Apr 29 2013 |

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DarknessLight

Germany

Yes, I’ve been on a ferry once and it was a horrible experience. Although it was going so slow I got super seasick, that I had to go to the toilet several times. Also, I had to stay seated the whole trip, because as soon as I stand up I feel sick. Well, I’ve just remembered that I’ve been on one last year,it was a field trip to a US ferry boat to show us the weapons they use, etc. Even though the ferry wasn’t moving I got a bit dizzy, because when you concentrate on the boat’s slow movement and it swaying left and right slowly, it can actually have a bad effect on you, lol! So, overall I dislike all water vehicles! 

02:32 PM Apr 29 2013 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Way back in time while I  was visiting friends in Vancouver  I  had to take a ferry to cross me to Burnaby . It was a pleasant and new experience  for me , I guess that most of the passengers were people  that  use this kind of transportation  to commute back and forth to work.   

11:59 AM Apr 29 2013 |

3emma3

3emma3

Iraq

In the south of my country, there is a region called te marshland. There the ferry is the only way to back and forth. The first boat is built there. It is a unique way of life which is built over the body of water. 

11:13 AM Apr 29 2013 |

TranceSoul

TranceSoul

Poland

I’ve taken a ferry once maybe twice but it was just a trip. I have no possibility to get to work by ferry,so I get there only by car. However I think I wouldn’t like to travel like that everyday, only from time to time to change something. I like to drive a car, it gives me pleasure, although sometimes it can be stressful. But I know there are people who prefer travel by ferry because it is quit, easy and they can read something and etc. It could be nicer than taking a train or the bus but only for those who do not have sea sickness ( on the other hand they can have travel sickness :P ).

10:46 AM Apr 29 2013 |

DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Don’t mention it dear, but no fun, I’m very serious (!) :D :D :D

09:26 AM Apr 29 2013 |

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mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi DAMAVAND



  • your writing is good and the firest of  your comment is fun.have a good day 


09:03 AM Apr 29 2013 |

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DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Welcome dear non123 to ebaby! wow you are Arabic teacher, that’s very nice!!


Why you don’t use online dictionary to look your words up and find the meanings, it’s so easier than waiting for someone’s reply ;) Kinda: kind of – Cool: great, good (in informal)

08:40 AM Apr 29 2013 |

TITO007

TITO007

Saudi Arabia

KINDA = KIND OF


 

08:37 AM Apr 29 2013 |

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non123

non123

Bahrain

hello


what does ” kinda” = is it  a slang word ? what does it mean?

08:05 AM Apr 29 2013 |

knuschu

knuschu

Germany

Ferries can save time and fuel. You don’t have to drive a long detour by using a ferry.
We took different ferries, but only during vacations. The biggest (by size) car ferry (“Color Magic”) for instance or – my best ferry experience – the Key West Express Ferry. A high speed catamaran. Both are very impressive.
It doesn’t matter if we take a slowly or fast ferry – my wife always gets seasick :)

07:30 AM Apr 29 2013 |

non123

non123

Bahrain

hello’


Dear sir, Madam


is the the word ” cool” = good or naormal  and is it formal or infromal?


thank you

07:29 AM Apr 29 2013 |

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