This page focuses on transportation-related communication skills for English as a second language (ESL) learners. Here, we explore important topics such as understanding diverse types of transportation, giving and receiving directions, and navigating the practical language associated with getting around in English-speaking environments.
The resources, tailored to maximize student engagement and learning, include:
Learning about transportation and the art of giving directions is pivotal for ESL students for several reasons:
We hope these resources aid your ESL students in gaining confidence and proficiency in using English for transportation, direction-giving, and general navigation. Happy teaching!
This is an elementary listening/speaking exercise for giving directions to someone who is walking to a destination. This exercise will help students navigate new environments and communicate effectively with native speakers.
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This exercise uses illustrations, each one corresponding to a phrase. The students’ task is to match these images to the related phrases, thereby reinforcing their understanding of vocabulary in an engaging and visual way. This worksheet encourages students to become familiar with key phrases used in everyday scenarios, making them comfortable and confident when communicating directions in English.
The phrases covered in this worksheet are:
Designed to be both educational and enjoyable, this worksheet is an excellent tool for teachers to immerse their students in the practical applications of English, empowering them to navigate their way through an English-speaking environment with ease.
The central activity here requires students to match pictures with the corresponding vocabulary terms, enhancing their recognition and understanding of thirteen different types of transportation. These include automobiles, cable cars, caravans, cruise ships, ferries, helicopters, light rails, limousines, camper vans, ultralights, speedboats, off-road vehicles, and hovercrafts.
Furthermore, the worksheet includes a conversational question-and-answer section at the end to facilitate practical language usage. Students are prompted to discuss their favorite transportation methods, experiences with specific types of transportation, and thoughts on topics like the future of automobiles and the experience of traveling in a caravan. These questions serve to further immerse students in the topic, enabling them to apply their newfound vocabulary in meaningful conversation.
This educational tool is well-suited for students at an intermediate language proficiency level, aiming to expand their English vocabulary related to transportation. It can be used as an individual activity or as part of a cooperative learning session, supporting learners in their journey to English fluency.
This more elementary worksheet can be used to help students learn language for traveling around.
This English language speaking worksheet can be used to help students learn basic language for transportation and traveling around.
Using transportation vocabulary & speaking exercise for English language learners and others who need to get around the city and communicate in English.
This is another elementary worksheet to help students learn language for giving directions and getting around a city.
This is a writing exercise for students to demonstrate that they have the language skills to describe how to get to a location in the city.
This is an English language exercise helping students to practice frequently asked travel and transport questions. Students try to write suitable questions for the various parts of a train and a plane ticket.
More “giving directions” vocabulary & expressions exercises including dictation and sentence re-ordering.