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Transport Vocabulary



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an aeroplane / a plane
a bicycle / a cycle
a boat
a bus
a car

(aero)plane(s)

(bi)cycle(s)

boat(s)

bus(es)

car(s)

a helicopter
a lorry
a moped
a (motor)bike
a ship

helicopter(s)

lorry(lorries)

moped(s)

(motor)bike(s)

ship(s)

a submarine / a sub
a tanker
a taxi
a train
a tram

submarine(s) / sub(s)

tanker(s)

taxi(s)

train(s)

tram(s)

an underground train / a tube train
a van
a yacht

tube train(s) /

underground train(s)

van(s)

yacht(s)

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By air
an aeroplane / a plane
At the airport. / On the runway. / In the air.

a helicopter

At the airport. / On the helipad. / In the air.

By road

a car

On the motorway. / On the road. / In the garage.

a taxi

At the taxi rank. / On the road. / In the garage.

a moped

On the road. / In the garage.

a bus

At the bus stop. / On the road. / In the garage.

a lorry

On the road. / In the garage.

a tanker

On the road. / In the garage.

a van

On the road. / In the garage.

By sea

a ship

In the port. / In the harbour. / On the water.

a submarine / a sub

In the port. / In the harbour. / Under the sea.

a yacht

In the harbour. / On the water.

By rail

a train

At the platform. / On the tracks. / In the station.

By tube / underground

an underground train / a tube train

On the tracks. / In the station.

On foot
on foot

Naturally Speaking Useful Phrases


Making enquiries Making enquiries
Questions about trains / buses

  • Could you tell me the time of the next train / bus to Cardiff, please?
  • Is it an express train / bus, or do I have to change trains / buses?
  • Is there a buffet car?
  • What platform / stop does it leave from?
  • What time does it depart?
  • What time does it arrive?
  • How long is the journey?

 

Buying a train ticket

  • I’d like a ticket to London, please.
  • Return. How much is the fare?
    • That’s £150.00 peak time, or if you travel off-peak between 10am and 3pm it’s only £65.00.
  • I’ll travel off-peak then thanks. Can I reserve a seat?
    • Yes, but it’s an extra £5.00.
Questions about flying

  • Is there a flight to London, please?
  • Is it a direct flight, or do I have to change planes?
  • Do they serve food?
  • What terminal does it leave from?
  • Is there an airport bus?
  • Can I have a window/aisle seat?
  • What time do I have to check in?
  • What time does it take off?
  • What time does it land?
  • How long is the flight?
Buying a plane ticket

  • I’d like a ticket to London, please.
  • Return. How much is it?
    • That’s