Unit 11 :



 Learn how to reduce traffic jams.

What’s the mode of your transportation going to work/ school?

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Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • carpool
  • connect
  • I’m in ..
  • lanes
  • carpooling
  • avoid
  • strangers
  • makes sense
  • stuff in
  • vehicle
  • navigate
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Hi Andy, do you want to carpool to the meeting tomorrow?

Um, Jane, what do you mean by carpool?

It means to drive somewhere together.

Oh, I see. Sure. I’m in. There are many carpool apps in China that connect you with   people.

Yeah, we have those in the States too. Do you have carpool lanes in China?

You mean lanes just for carpooling? I don’t think so.

We have those in the States. You can only use them if you have 2 other people in the car. It’s a great way to avoid traffic.

What if you are not carpooling with strangers but with your family?

 That works too. It’s just a way to encourage people to drive less and control the number of cars on roads.

Oh, that makes sense.

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Let’s practice

Complete the dialogue with your teacher.

A: Let’s carpool tomorrow going to the party.

B: ____________________. What time are we going to meet?

A:  We’ll meet 30 minutes before 10:00. Is that okay for you?

B: __________________________.

A: See you then..

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Driving is so bad for the environment.

 We should carpool.

That is a smart idea!

Where do you live?

 I live on Broadway in Los Angeles.

Perfect! I live two streets down.

 I can drive on Mondays and Tuesdays.

I’ll drive for the rest of the week then.

Can we start tomorrow?

Sure, I’ll pick you up at 8 a.m.

What color is your car?

You can’t miss it. It’s green.

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Let’s Practice

Choose the correct answer.

  1. How many times can you drive?

     A.    From Mondays to Fridays.

     B.  Two to three times a week.

2. Which car are we going to use tomorrow?

     A. There are five over there.

     B. The one that is colored green in front of the office.

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Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1.     Do you agree with the idea of “carpooling ”? Why or why not?
  1.       What are the other ways to improve traffic jams?