Dec 172013
 

Travel English: Talking About Public Transportation: Most of us use the public transportation system every day to commute from one place to another. On some days it may be easy, but sometimes we face problems. Public transport is a favorite topic of discussion, too. For example, you might need to ask how to get somewhere, or tell somebody how your trip was.


 

 
Vocabulary

Commuting : Commuting is a regular journey of some distance to and from one’s place of work.

Public transportation : Buses, trains, subways and other forms of transportation that charge set fares, run on fixed routes and are available to the public.

Advice : To advice means give guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future actions, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable.

Conference : Conference is a formal meeting for discussion.

Interstate : Interstate means existing or carried on between states.

Idea : An idea is a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.

Check : To check means to examine something in order to determine its accuracy, quality or condition.

Decided : To decide means to have a clear opinion about something.

Subway : A subway is a tunnel under a road for use by pedestrians.

Ride : To ride means to sit on and control the movement of an animal, especially a horse.

Instead : We use instead when we mean to say as an alternative or substitute.

Travelling : Travelling means to make a journey, typically of some length or abroad.

Weather : Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness.

Pleasure : Pleasure is a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.

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