Visual English 5
Unit 12


Hop onto the “How Did You Get There?” unit, exploring modes of transport. From bikes to planes, discuss daily travel. Packed with practical questions, build vocabulary and sentence formation about transportation in English. 🚲✈️


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This unit not only teaches practical English skills but also engages students in critical thinking about how transportation affects daily life. Ready to explore how everyone gets around? Let’s gear up and discuss! 🌍🚉

Types of Transportation:
🚲 Bike: Simple and popular for short distances.
🏍️ Motorbike: Quick and efficient for navigating traffic.
🚗 Car: Common family transportation method.
✈️ Aeroplane: Fastest way to travel long distances.
🚤 Boat: Ideal for waterways and leisure trips.
🚢 Ship: Used for large-scale maritime travel.
🚌 Double Decker Bus: Iconic in cities for public transport.
🚆 Train: Efficient for intercity travel on land.
Safety and Requirements:
⛑️ General Safety: Importance of helmets on bikes and motorbikes, life jackets on boats, and seatbelts in cars and planes.
🎟️ Travel Requirements: Needs for tickets on buses and trains, and passports for aeroplane travel.
Cost Comparisons:
💰 Affordability: Discuss which modes of transportation are cheaper or more expensive.
🔄 Comparative Costs: Explore which are more economical based on distance and speed.
Size and Speed Comparisons:
📏 Size Matters: Compare the sizes from small bikes to large ships.
⏱️ Speed Factors: Debate on the fastest and slowest modes of transport.

Engaging ESL Conversations:

Role Plays: Practice asking for and giving directions, buying tickets, and discussing travel plans.
Discussion Questions: Which mode of transport do you use the most and why? How do you decide which transport to use?
Vocabulary Games: “Transportation Bingo” with words related to each mode, or “What Am I?” where students guess the transport type based on descriptions.
Fun Activities:
Design Your Ideal Commute: Students create a poster or write a description of their ideal way to travel, considering factors like time, cost, and environmental impact.
Transport Debate: Debate on statements like “Cars are better than bikes for city travel.”
Transportation Timeline: Create a timeline of a typical day’s travel, using different modes of transport.