Thứ Năm, 3 tháng 12, 2020

Talking about Transportation!

 Transportation

Part 1:

Means of Transportation:


1. Motorbike /ˈmoʊtərbaɪk/




2. Bus






Double-decker bus






3. Train /treɪn/




4. Tram /træm/ (UK)/ Streetcar (US)




5. Taxi /ˈtæksi/




6. Cab = taxi


7. Plane/pleɪn/




8. Car /kɑːr/




9. Ship /ʃɪp/




10. Scooter (auto scooter/ manual scooter) /ˈskuːtər/






11. Ferry /ˈferi/




12. Bicycle /ˈbaɪsɪkl/




13. Mountain bike




14. Fire engine /ˈendʒɪn/= Fire truck




15. Crane /kreɪn/




16. Recycling truck /ˌriːˈsaɪklɪŋ/




17. Dump truck




18. Hot air ballon




19. Underground/ Tube (in London)






20. Subway /ˈsʌbweɪ/ (in the US) or Metro (in EU)




21. Helicopter /ˈhelɪkɑːptər/




22. Airport bus




23. Van /væn/




24. Ambulance /ˈæmbjələns/




25. Baby carriage /ˈbeɪbi kærɪdʒ/

Warm up questions:

  1. What is the most popular means of transportation in your country/ hometown?
  2. Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
  3. Do you often use public transportation during rush hour?
  4. How do you usually get around?
  5. How do you go to school or work?
  6. How often do you take buses?
  7. How often do the buses go?
  8. What time do the buses run until?
  9. Would you ride bikes to work in the future? Why? or Why not?
  10. Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
  11. Do people in your country like traveling by bus?
  12. What are some benefits of traveling by bicycle?
  13. Do you have a bicycle? If so, when did you get it? How much did it cost? How often do you ride it? What color is it?
  14. Do you have a car? If not, does your family have a car?
  15. Do you have a driver's license? If so, when did you get it?
  16. What do you think is the most dangerous form of transportation? Why?
  17. What do you think is the safest form of transportation? Why?
  18. Do you feel safe when you use public transportation?

Part 2:

More vocabularies about transportation


26. To wait for




27. Passenger /ˈpæsɪndʒər/




28. Rush hour = Peak hour




29. Pedestrian /pəˈdestriən/






30. Crowded (adjective)




31. Fast (adv)


32. Slowly


33. Traffic


34. Traffic jam




35. Left - Turn/ go left


36. Right - Turn/ go right


37. To drive a car




38. Ride a bike/ a scooter/ motorbike




39. To get off the bus # To get out of the car




40. To get on the bus # To get into the car






41. Journey (noun)


42. To take


43. Queue /kjuː/ (noun) = Line (noun) - to fall in line


Ex: Are you in the queue for tickets?




44. Transit flight # direct flight


45. To check in


46. To pay cash




47. credit card (noun)




48. Departure


49. Arrival


50. To arrive


51. Single ticket


52. Return ticket


53. Ticket


54. Luggage


55. Baggage




56. Passport


57. Security


58. Flight


59. Gate


60. Boarding pass




61. Boarding


62. Delayed


63. Aisle




64. Departure lounge




65. Airport




66. Station


67. Railway station /ˈreɪlweɪ/




68. Bus stop




69. Means of transportation /ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃn/




70. Public transportation






71. Private transportation


72. Advantage # Disadvantage


73. Commuter


74. Speed limit




75. Speeding ticket






76. To beep the horn




77. To violate


78. Traffic law


79. To go through a red light


= To run a red light

Practice speaking by answering these following questions:

  1. Are there speed limits in your country? If so, what is the average speed limit?
  2. Have you ever been stopped for speeding? (Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?)
  3. What is the penalty for speeding in your country?
  4. Is parking a problem in your country? (shopping malls, etc)
  5. What are the most annoying bad driving habits of other drivers in your country ?
  6. What do you have to do to get a driver's license in your country?
  7. What do you usually do when riding a train or bus?
    Do you read?
    Do you sleep?
  8. Do you sometimes take a taxi (cab)?
  9. How do you "call" a taxi in your country? (ex. raise your hand in the air, etc.)
    Is it expensive to take a taxi in your country?
    Are there seat-belts in the taxis?
    Is it common to give the cab driver a tip? If so, about how much do you give?
  10. If public transportation were free, would you use it more?
  11. How many times have you traveled by airplane?
  12. What airline do you often book? Is it a cheap airline? Is it often delayed?

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