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Unit 3 :
Taking a bus

Elementary

Summary

What kind of situations can you encounter if you take buses?

Transportation 2-6

How often do you take a bus?

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Vocabulary

Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • Get off
  • Parking lot
  • Obviously
  • Scheduled
  • Stand (verb)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

May

Ivan

This bus goes all the way to Santa Anita mall, right?

Yes, it’ll take us there.

Are you sure?

I always catch this bus.

How long is this bus ride?

It only takes half an hour.

Where do we get off at?

We can get off the bus right behind McDonald’s.

There’s a stop right next to the mall?

Yeah, it’s right in the parking lot.

That’s cool.

Yes, I know.

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Let’s practice

Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct answer.

  1.  

A:Excuse me, I want to go to West hall. Which bus should I take?

B: a) Get off here, and cross the road.  b) I think you take the number nine.

  1.  

A:Oh, no! I ___ the bus!

B:Don’t worry! The next bus is coming within 3 minutes.

a) missed   b) took

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Jon

Iva

When is the bus going to get here?

It’s obviously late.

It was scheduled to be here about thirty minutes ago.

I’m sure it’ll be here in a little bit.

I hope so, because I’m running really late for work.

I hate having to take the bus every day.

Yeah. I really can’t stand being at the bus stop in the heat and rain.

I know what you mean.

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Let’s Practice

Choose the correct answer.

1. A:What happened to Chris?   

B: _________________.

  a) He missed the bus! 

  b) He got off the bus!

2. A:I’ve been waiting for the bus for 20 minutes.

B: __________________.

a) It’s obviously late!  

b) We should take the number six.

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Discussion:

Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. If you are going  late for work or school, will you pack into the crowded bus?
  2. Do you like your job?