1. What kind of public transportation is popular in China?
As far as I know, buses and subway trains are very popular in China, especially in developed cities. Like most other cities in the world, they are the best ways for you to get around the city. And the fare255 for buses and subway trains is also very affordable, which is the main reason why people like taking them. Plus, the bus and subway networks usually cover the whole urban area. Even you want to go somewhere across the city, you might only have to take one or two transfers256. That5 s very convenient.
2. What are the problems caused by increasing vehicles?
There are definitely lots of problems caused by an increasing amount of vehicles. The first one I can think of is traffic congestion. It’s such a pain257 when you’re on your way to work, but you end up late because of all the traffic. Sometimes it just takes one car to result in a jam. A lot of vehicles also means a lot of pollution. The fumes258 aren’t good for the environment at all.
3. What do you think needs to be improved in public transport?
Well, one thing that needs to be improved with public transportation is speed. Even in big cities, you can end up waiting for ages because your bus isn’t on time. So people should work on improving the system to avoid delays. It’s a real pain when you have to just sit around259 waiting for a bus or a subway. It would also be really nice if buses and subways could come around more often.
4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of public transport?(也可能换种表述问 private transport的优缺点，可以把内容反过来说）
One big advantage is the cost. It5s usually way cheaper to take public transportation compared to driving your own car. Besides, when you consider parking, public transportation is definitely a less stressful alternative260. Another advantage is that it’s more environmentally friendly than private transportation. It cuts down on carbon emissions261. But on the downside262, public transportation can take way longer. Plus, you have to share the space with other people, and they can be rude sometimes.
5. Who takes public transportation more often, young people or old people?
I suppose that young people take public transportation more often. For one, not all young people have a license. Some younger teenagers might not be able to drive themselves. Plus, those who do have licenses might not have their own vehicle. So you can see tons of young people taking public transportation. As for old people in China, they’re often worried about traffic safety263 and don’t like going too far from their home. So they prefer walking to places near their home and rarely take public transportation.
6. How do you think the subway system will develop in the future?
I don’t see it changing that much, since the design is tried and true264 and it’s been working pretty well so far. If anything265, I think that subways will just become faster and more tech-friendly. For example, some subway systems could have Wi-Fi available all the time, or even outlets266 for people to charge their devices. Maybe some of them could use different kinds of energy in the future.
256 take one or two transfers:换乘一两次
257 It’s such a pain: …太痛苦了
259 sit around:无所事事的待在那里260 a less stressful alternative:能让自己压力小一些的选择项
261 cuts down on carbon emissions：减少碳排方夂
263 traffic safety:道路交通安全
264 tried and true:己经被证明了是靠谱的