Topic: Taking the Bus

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: taking the bus. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

bus station (n) a place where buses start and end their routes; people also pay for tickets
The bus station is always full of people.
bus stop (n) a place where buses stop to let people on and off
The closest bus stop is down the street from my house.
bus driver (n) the person who drives and operates the bus
The bus driver drives safely.
bus fare (n) the money you pay to take a bus
The bus fare is $3.00 one-way.
bus route (n) the direction or way the bus goes
We need to take the bus route going north to 5th Avenue.
get on (v – phrase) to enter a bus, airplane, or train
We need to get on the bus now.
get off (v – phrase) to exit the bus, airplane, or train
At the next bus stop, we will get off.
seat number (n) the number given to a seat; sometimes with letters
My seat number is 24B.
transfer (n) to go from one bus to another bus
We have to transfer buses at the next stop.
coach (n) a type of bus that goes long distances
The coach is going from London to Paris.

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Do you take the bus? Why or why not?
  2. Why do people take the bus?
  3. Are the bus systems in your country good or bad? Why?
  4. Do you think more people should take the bus? Why or why not?
  5. Have you ever taken a long bus trip? If yes, tell me about it. If no, do you want to? Why?
  6. Would you like to be on a bus that is full of people? Why or why not?
  7. Do you think bus stations are clean or dirty?
  8. What are some other examples of public transportation?
  9. Do you have a metro or subway in your country?
  10. Do a lot of people take taxis in your country?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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