Posted by: Idioma Extra | November 16, 2010

Tuesday’s News

Interlinea Bus Service To Start Next Month


The Interlinea – the intersectoral bus service – should be operating by December, says Maristella Vaccari, the vice minister of Transportes.

The vice-minister says the last of the details are being worked out to get the bus service that eliminates travelling to and from San José from one community to another.

The first of the service will connect Moravia with La Valencia and Moravia and Desamparados and Guadalupe and La Uruca. The services between Santa Ana and Heredia and Escazú will follow.

The Interlinea was stopped in its tracks days before commencing operations several years ago, when losing bidders appealed the bidding process.

The Interlinea takes passengers from one community to another on the outskirts of San José without the need to enter San José to transfer buses, as is the case now.

Word of the day
Pronunciation: \kə-ˈmen(t)s\
Origin: Middle English comencen, from Anglo-French comencer, from Vulgar Latin *cominitiare, from Latin com- + Late Latin initiare to begin, from Latin, to initiate
First Known Use: 14th century
transitive verb
1: to enter upon : begin <commence proceedings>
intransitive verb
1: to have or make a beginning: start <the meeting will commence soon>
2 chiefly British : to take a degree at a university
— com·menc·er noun

More Vocabulary
Community: n. an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location
Connect: v. to meet for the transference of passengers
Outskirt: n. a part remote from the center: border —usually used in plural
Transfer: v. to convey from one person, place, or situation to another

Love those Phrasal Verbs
Work out: find the answer or solution

  • Andre and Laura will be working on the ad campaign; they will have to work out a plan to finish it before next month.

Below are some common phrases used when speaking on the phone in English. To learn more, consider Idioma Internacional’s AFD 550 Telephoning and Business Communication Course!

Asking the caller to hold

The line’s free now. I’ll put you through.
I’m afraid the line’s busy. Would you like to call back later?
I’m afraid he isn’t available at the moment.
I’m afraid we don’t have anyone here by that name.



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