Getting around the city

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Getting around the city

  1. 1. Driving & Traffic Vocabulary GETTING AROUND HO CHI MINH CITY
  2. 2. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS PHOTO IS?
  3. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRAFFIC IN HCMC?
  4. 4. ARE THERE ANY POSITIVES ABOUT THE TRAFFIC IN HCMC?
  5. 5. HOW DO MOST PEOPLE LEARN TO DRIVE A MOTORBIKE?
  6. 6. DO YOU THINK SOME BUSES AND CARS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM SMALLER STREETS?
  7. 7. WHAT ABOUT BICYCLES & OTHER SMV (SLOW MOVING VEHICLES)
  8. 8. WHO ARE BETTER DRIVERS? WOMEN OR MEN?
  9. 9. A very narrow street too small for cars and even some motorbikes is called an A_____________
  10. 10. Alley
  11. 11. When transport cannot move, or moves very slowly – this is called a Traffic J___________
  12. 12. When transport cannot move, or moves very slowly – this is called a Traffic JAM
  13. 13. Most traffic jams occur in the morning or in the evening. when people are going to work/school or coming back home. The times when traffic is the heaviest, we say is R___________ H____________
  14. 14. Rush Hour
  15. 15. In roads, this is a circular intersection that can lead to many different side streets US: T_____________ UK R________
  16. 16. USA: “Traffic Circle” UK: “Roundabout”
  17. 17. In this picture, what can you call B,C & ,D?
  18. 18. B,C, & D are called Lanes
  19. 19. A Road with many lanes that is used for cars, trucks and busses is called a H________________
  20. 20. Highway
  21. 21. If you have to “pull over” to get out of your car, or off your bike, you should go to the S_________ of the road
  22. 22. It’s called the “Shoulder”
  23. 23. The part of the street that is for pedestrians or in VN (parking food stands, small vendors, cafes, etc. is called the S_________
  24. 24. When walking or driving, this is a path, street or alley that will get you to a place faster. It’s usually used less than the main streets. It’s called a S____________
  25. 25. Shortcut
  26. 26. Anytime your transport has a problem and can’t drive, we can say that your car/bike/bus B_________________
  27. 27. Anytime your transport has a problem and can’t drive, we can say that your car/bike/bus Brokedown (breakdown)
  28. 28. This can be a bridge, road, walkway, train, etc. that goes OVER a road: USA- O______________ UK- F______________
  29. 29. This can be a bridge, road, walkway, train, etc. that goes OVER a road: USA- OVERPASS UK- FLYOVER
  30. 30. A metal gate that separates cars/bikes from each other is called a D______________ or a G______________
  31. 31. A metal gate that separates cars/bikes from each other is called a Divider or a Guardrail
  32. 32. In order to help pay for newer, nicer roads & highways, motorists sometimes have to pay a small fee to use the road. You pay this fee at a T_________Booth.
  33. 33. Tollbooth *you have to pay a Toll to pass.
  34. 34. This is where people can put their cars/motorbikes/bicycles when they go somewhere
  35. 35. This is where people can put their cars/motorbikes/bicycles when they go somewhere Parking Lot (Outside) Parking Garage (Indoors)
  36. 36. This type of parking can be difficult for some people and requires some talented driving skills.
  37. 37. Parallel Parking
  38. 38. When there’s construction or an accident on the road motorists often have to drive another way. This is called a D___________
  39. 39. You may have to take a Detour
  40. 40. If you’re not in a hurry, and you’d rather take a longer, beautiful road with beautiful landscape – you can take the S____________ Route
  41. 41. Take the Scenic Route
  42. 42. A passenger who always tells the driver how to drive (“slow down!” “Go faster” “Pass this bus” “Move to the right lane!”) is nicknamed a B____________ Driver.
  43. 43. Don’t be a “backseat driver”

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