Unit 11: Travel | Vocabulary | B1
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Unit 11: Travel | Vocabulary | B1


Below are words connected with various means of transport. Can you sort them into the correct categories? (There are five in each category.)

track     lane     terminal     petrol     station     park     airport     garage     platform     check-in     mirror     crossing     runway     line     pilot


Select the correct word from those given to complete the sentences below:

1. There's a delay/diversion. We have to take a different route.

2. Let’s take the motorway/driveway to avoid the traffic jams in town.

3. Some trains have been dismissed/cancelled because of staff shortage.

4. If you don't want to get into trouble with the police, keep within the speed/driving limit.

5. Motorways and dual carriageways have more than one traffic road/lane.

EXERCISE 3  |  Giving directions

Fill the gaps in the dialogue below using the following words:

set     keep     reach     get     junction

A: Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the leisure centre, please?

B: Yes, of course. You 1._________ going until you 2.________ the first 3._________. Turn right and then take the first left after the railway crossing. Keep going until you 4._________ to the second 5._________ of traffic lights. The leisure centre is on your right.

A: Thank you.


1. What should this word read?


2. Why is it sometimes written like this?


3. The ambulance service is part of the emergency services. What are other emergency services that exist?



Fill the gaps in the text below to complete the paragraph:

vehicles     priority     pavements     emergency     way

Police cars, fire engines and ambulances have special 1._____________ on the road. In an 2._____________, they do not have to stop at traffic lights, can mount 3._____________ to avoid obstacles in their way and other drivers must keep to the left in order to leave space for these 4._____________ to pass. The noise of the siren tells other road users to make 5._____________.

EXERCISE 6  |  Man-made systems

Match the following well-known engineering feats with the correct description:

1. The Channel Tunnel A. It joins the mainland of Wales to the island of Anglesey.
2. The Menai Bridge B. This provides a transport system for the inhabitants of Venice.
3. The Grand Canal C. This is the name of an important motorway in Britain.
4. The M1 D. An ambitious project which aimed to provide an undersea link between England and France
5. Spaghetti Junction E. The name given to a place in the Midlands where a number of important roads meet


There are a number of different names for the places where we walk or drive. Below are some. Choose the correct phrase to complete the expressions appropriately:

alley     avenue     lane     street     road

1. a tree-lined ___________

2. a country ___________

3. Oxford ___________

4. a back ___________

5. a one-way ___________


Label the cars correctly using the words given in the box:

boot    bumper    bonnet    headlight     number plate    tyre     roof rack


Match the following vehicles or vessels with the correct sketches:

1 hot-air balloon

2 submarine

3 canoe

4 spaceship

5 helicopter

6 caravan

Now use this vocabulary to do the exercise below:

1 You paddle this down a river. ______________

2 A kind of house on wheels ______________

3 An underwater naval vessel ______________

4 This is not an aeroplane but it can take you high up into the clouds. ______________

5 We crossed the sea by this instead of by boat. ______________

6 A vehicle for travelling to the moon or to other planets ______________