Thứ Năm, 3 tháng 12, 2020

Talking about 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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