‘How are you going to get there?’

”I’ll need to take the train.’


‘My car broke down last week.’

‘Yes, I know. You told me about it last time. But is there no other possibility for you to get there?’

‘I don’t know of any. I think the train will be comfortable enough.’

‘What do you mean? You have a lot of things to carry. You’ll have at least two big suitcases with you. How will you get them on and off the train?’

‘Somebody will help me.’

‘I wouldn’t rely on that. Furthermore, don’t forget that the train doesn’t go straight to that place. You will need to change to bus.’

‘Yeah, I know. But what else can I do? I’m not going to pay for a taxi to take me there.’

‘No, I wouldn’t do that. But there is one thing which you didn’t think about.’

‘Is there? Well, tell me.’

‘I know a lot of people who live in that part of the country. Or their parents live there. And many of them go there once or twice a month. Some of them go there even more often.’

‘I see what you mean. But unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who lives in that part of the country.’

‘No worries. Let me make a few phone calls and ask around. If there is someone going in that direction tomorrow, I will ask them to give you a lift.’

‘I would be very thankful. And of course, I will pay my share for the petrol.’

‘OK. Let me call a few friends right away and we will see.’

rely on /rɪˈlaɪ/ – spoľahnúť sa na

furthermore /ˌfɜːðəˈmɔː(r)/ – navyše, okrem toho, ďalej

change to bus – prestúpiť na autobus

I will pay my share – zaplatím svoj podiel

right away – hneď