Commute Transportation

Conversation

After a quick greeting, 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.

  • You need to travel from your home to a place 40 miles (64 kilometers) away. Compare the different kinds of transportation you could use. Tell which method of travel you would choose. Give specific reasons for your choice.
    • What methods of transportation are available?
    • What form of transportation would be the most fun?
    • What form of transportation would you certainly not want to take?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. 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

Expression Definition
transportation (n) a system of transporting people or goods
She didn’t have a preferred method of transportation.
distance (n) an amount of space between two things
He didn’t want to know the distance he had to go before he would be home.
boring (adj) not interesting, tedious
He found the bus ride to be very boring without his cell phone.
productive (adj) able to produce a lot of work, goods
He had to be productive as he rode the train to work.
commute (v) travel some distance
She had to commute several minutes to get to work.
ride (v) travel in or on something
She never got bored when she had to ride the bus.
call up (expression) act of summoning someone
He had to call up a cab since he missed the bus.
kick back (expression) be at leisure, relax
On the train, he could kick back and relax before the workday began.
head out (expression) leave somewhere
They wanted to head out before the roads got too bad.
hit the road (expression) leave a place to go somewhere else
When she got up early, she was eager to hit the road as soon as she could.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The best education I ever received was through travel.”
― Lisa Ling

Wrap-up

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

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