GE|Adults|Intermediate|5. City transportation
1.1 Answer these questions.
1. Can you tell me 5 of the most popular types of transportation?
2. How often do you use taxi?
3. When do you usually use a taxi?
– when I’m in a hurry
– when there isn’t any other way to get somewhere
– when it’s raining
4. What is the taxi service like in your city?
1.2 Watch the video about city transportation in Australia. Then mark these statements as T (True) or F (False).
1.1 Match the words and the pictures.
! Compound nouns
Compound nouns are 2 nouns together where the first noun describes the second:
a bus stop = a place where buses stop
2.1 Look at the pictures. Then write the second part of the word to form a compound noun. Use the words from the box.
Example: 1. car….——> car crash
2.2 Listen and check your answers.
How long does it take?
is used to talk about the duration of a journey:
take + person + time + to get to
⦁ It takes about an hour to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg by plane.
⦁ It took (me) more than an hour to get home yesterday.
⦁ How long does it take (you) to get to work?
3.1 Answer the questions:
⦁ How long does it take to get to your home?
⦁ How do you get to work? How long does it take?
⦁ How often do you visit your grandmother? How long does it take to get to her village?
3.2 Fill in the gaps with these phrasal verbs:
look out / running out / set off / pick up
Reading and Listening
1.1 Listen to the text and fill in the gaps. Then mark the sentences as true (T) or false (F).
1.2 Imagine that you arrived at the city of your dream. You are going to explore this city using the public transport. How would you do it?
1.1 Read these sentences. Are the highlighted phrases right or wrong? Write (+) if they’re correct or rewrite them if they’re incorrect.
2.1 Complete the sentences with comparative or superlative degree (add than if it is necessary).
2.2 Complete the sentences using only word from the box:
1.1 Listen to the text about speeding and traffic laws and answer the following questions:
1. Do you know these rules?
2. Do you always follow them?
3. Is it dangerous to break these rules?
4. Is it hard to drive a car?
5. Is it important to obey speed limit? Why?
2.1 What do you think about this statement? Do you agree or disagree with it? Why?
1.1 Write an essay about transport of the future. Use this example:
There is no doubt, that transport plays a significant role in our everyday life. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the majority of people have never dared to think and dream about traveling farther than a few miles. A great bulk of humans, wherever they would like to go, had to reach their destinations on horseback or by carriage. Nowadays, nobody is able to imagine our modern world without different means of transport. Hundreds and thousands of people travel every day either on business or simply for pleasure. These humans have a possibility to travel by air, rails, road or by sea. Unfortunately, if supplies of oil run out in the nearest future, it will be pretty much impossible to do.
So, what will transport be like then? In any case, this topic is utterly disputable though curious. To my mind, human beings will have to tackle this obstacle by using an electric engine, for instance, and by implementing sophisticated technology, which is based on alternative energy sources. It includes wind, ocean, solar, geothermal and bio energy. It gives an opportunity to evolve compact vehicles that don’t damage the ecology of the planet. Anyway, there is no point to use vestiges of the past and rely on those old transportation forms, because they don’t meet the requirements of humanity in general.
Frankly speaking, in conclusion, I could admit, there is probably no clear–cut answer to this question, ’cause there is a variety of choices and options. Nonetheless, everyone could agree, those future ways of transportation depend on many factors like government, the welfare of one particular nation, development level etc. So many men, so many minds. Our future is a great mystery and nobody knows what will be tomorrow.
Transport of the future
1.1 Match the words with their definitions.
2.1 Complete the sentences with one word.
3.1 Dictation. Listen and write the sentences.
4.1 Write 10 sentences using degrees of comparison. Use exercises 2.1 and 3.1 as the example.
- Reading and Listening
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- 2. GE|Adults|Intermediate|2. My family
- 3. GE|Adults|Intermediate|3. What do you like: spending or saving?
- 4. GE|Adults|Intermediate|4. Helping people
- 5. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- 6. GE|Adults|Intermediate|5. City transportation
- 7. GE|Adults|Intermediate|6. Stereotypes
- 8. GE|Adults|Intermediate|7. A way to success
- 9. GE|Adults|Intermediate|8. Are modern manners important?
- 10. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
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- 12. GE|Adults|Intermediate|10. Relationships
- 13. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Practical English 1: Reacting to what people say
- 14. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Practical English 2: Interviews
- 15. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Practical English 3: Meeting a friend