Vocabulary Lessons

"Public Transportation"

Introduction

In one way or another, we all use some form of transportation to get where we want to go. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context, as seen in the example. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. avenue
  2. bicycle lane
  3. bus
  4. bus pass
  5. bus stop
  6. bus stop
  7. cable car
  8. highway
  9. intersection
  10. motorist
  11. pedestrian
  12. street
  13. subway
  14. subway line
  15. subway station
  16. taxi
  17. taxi stand
  18. ticket machine
  19. train station
  20. truck

Practice

Your ______ will allow you to ride on any local and express bus throughout the city.

The city is planning to construct two new ______ below ground to ease congestion on streets throughout the downtown area.

______ should cross the street at designated crosswalks to avoid accidents.

Follow-Up Activity

Describe the transportation system in your area. How do people commute to and from school and work? What transportation problems do people encounter as they get around the city?