Topic: Types of Vehicles

Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: types of vehicles. 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

sedan (n) a type of car with 2 or 4 doors; usually 4 or more people can sit in it
I drive a four door sedan. It’s a Honda Accord.
hatchback (n) a type of car that the back door opens upward
He drives a hatchback. It’s a Ford Focus.
convertible (n) a type of car where the roof can be removed or lowered
We drive our convertible with the roof down.
pickup truck (n) a small truck with an open back and slow sides
A pickup truck can carry lots of things in the back.
sports car (n) a low small car that is made for 2 people and goes really fast
He drives his sports car really fast.
minivan (n) a small van that is made for 5 or more people
They drive a minivan because they have 4 children.
sport utility vehicle (SUV) (n) a larger type of car that usually has power to all 4 wheels
An SUV can usually be driven on rough roads.
limousine (n) a very large and comfortable car driven by a professional driver for other people
The limousine will pick us up to go to dinner.
motorcycle (n) a vehicle with 2 wheels and a motor; made of 1 or 2 people
I ride my motorcycle when the weather is nice.
motor scooter (n) similar to a motorcycle but has a place to rest your feet and is smaller
A motor scooter is usually slower than a motorcycle.

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 have a vehicle? If so, what type?
  2. Do you prefer to drive or be a passenger? Why?
  3. If you could have any car, which one would you pick? Why?
  4. Do people drive good or bad in your country?
  5. At what age can you drive legally in your country?
  6. Do you like to buy new or used cars? Why?
  7. What are some other types of vehicles? (For example – compact car, police car, ambulance, tow truck, etc.)
  8. Do you like motorcycles? Why or why not?
  9. Is it dangerous to drive a vehicle in your city? Why or why not?
  10. Do you like to drive in a big city or the countryside? Why?

Wrap-up

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

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