Means of Transportation:
1. Motorbike /ˈmoʊtərbaɪk/
3. Train /treɪn/
4. Tram /træm/ (UK)/ Streetcar (US)
5. Taxi /ˈtæksi/
6. Cab = taxi
8. Car /kɑːr/
9. Ship /ʃɪp/
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:
- What is the most popular means of transportation in your country/ hometown?
- Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
- Do you often use public transportation during rush hour?
- How do you usually get around?
- How do you go to school or work?
- How often do you take buses?
- How often do the buses go?
- What time do the buses run until?
- Would you ride bikes to work in the future? Why? or Why not?
- Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
- Do people in your country like traveling by bus?
- What are some benefits of traveling by bicycle?
- 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?
- Do you have a car? If not, does your family have a car?
- Do you have a driver's license? If so, when did you get it?
- What do you think is the most dangerous form of transportation? Why?
- What do you think is the safest form of transportation? Why?
- Do you feel safe when you use public transportation?
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)
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)
50. To arrive
51. Single ticket
52. Return ticket
60. Boarding pass
64. Departure lounge
67. Railway station /ˈreɪlweɪ/
68. Bus stop
69. Means of transportation /ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃn/
70. Public transportation
71. Private transportation
72. Advantage # Disadvantage
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:
- Are there speed limits in your country? If so, what is the average speed limit?
- Have you ever been stopped for speeding? (Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?)
- What is the penalty for speeding in your country?
- Is parking a problem in your country? (shopping malls, etc)
- What are the most annoying bad driving habits of other drivers in your country ?
- What do you have to do to get a driver's license in your country?
- What do you usually do when riding a train or bus?
Do you read?
Do you sleep?
- Do you sometimes take a taxi (cab)?
- 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?
- If public transportation were free, would you use it more?
- How many times have you traveled by airplane?
- What airline do you often book? Is it a cheap airline? Is it often delayed?