Unit 17 :
Describing British and American Vehicles

 Pre- intermediate


To be able to identify and use adjectives correctly.

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Do you think adjectives are important? 

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Repeat the following words and phrases with your teacher and use them in a sentence.

  • boot (n)
  • bonnet (n)
  • intersection (n)
  • fire truck (n)
  • sidewalk (n)
  • subway (n)
  • petrol (n)


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 In today’s lesson, we will be talking about different transportation terms used by Brits and Americans.

United States of America (US)

  • trunk
  • hood
  • Road trip
  • Parking area
  • intersection
  • detour
  • Driver’s license
  • Fire truck
  • truck
  • motorcycle
  • freeway/ highway
  • License plate
  • sidewalk
  • gas
  • subway
  • taxi
  • Turn signals
  • elevator
  • airplane

United Kingdom (UK)

  • boot
  • bonnet
  • Car journey
  • Car park
  • crossroads
  • diversion
  • Driving license
  • Fire engine
  • lorry
  • motorbike
  • motorway
  • Number plate
  • pavement
  • petrol
  • tube
  • taxi
  • indicator
  • lift
  • aeroplane
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Let’s practice

Describing vehicles in the boxes.You will find many adjectives you can use to describe the different vehicles.



  • big     
  • small
  • little 
  •  tiny 
  • short   
  • fat
  • giant   
  • long


  • red
  • black
  • dark green
  • white 


  • Round   
  • square
  • straight   
  • flat crooked 
  • wavy


  • quick     
  • fast 
  • slow      
  • swift
  • bustling  
  • rapid
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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Should we take a taxi or a bus to the mall?

Let’s take a bus. It’s impossible to get a taxi during rush hour.

Isn’t that a bus stop over there?

Yes…Oh! There’s a bus now. We’ll have to run to catch it.

Oh, no! We just missed it.

No problem. There’ll be another one in 10 minutes.

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Let’s practice

Arrange the letters to know the word and its meaning.


  1. A period of the day when traffic are at a peak —————— .(shahrour)
  2. A large motor vehicle to carry passengers ———————.(sub)
  3. A place where a bus regularly stops —————————-.(sub pots)
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Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1. What kind of transportation do you use most often?
  2. What do you usually do when riding a train?
  3. What is your favorite color of a car?