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Unit 5
3 • Neighbourhoods, cities and villages

Ticket to ride
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➜ How has transport contributed to making London a mythical city?



Let's learn!

Prepare a crossword about London transports. In pairs, choose 8 words, write the clues and use an online crossword generator (for example, this one) to produce your grid.

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary of the five boxes below.

a. Find a title for each box.

1.  2. 
3.  4. 
5. 

b. Unjumble the following anagrams, then label it with right box's number.

Tip: The first letter is in the right place!

C / T / S / C / Y / L / I


F / R / A / E


P / T / R / O / M / L / F / A


C / M / O / M / T / U / E


U / G / N / D / E / D / N / R / O / U / R

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • crossroads (junction) (n.)
  • routemaster bus double-decker /ˌdʌbəlˈdεkə/ bus (n.)
  • taxi (cab) (n.)
  • traffic lights (n.)

On your way to the task - Step 1


Make a podcast about the history of the Tube.
Activity 1
Activity 2

2
Look at the picture.
What British icons can you see? What typical London transports are missing?

3
PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.


4
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it.

Step 2


Make a pitch about improving commuters’ lives.
Activity 3
Activity 4

Brainstorming questions

1
What makes London a mythical city?
2
Which landmark or means of transport best represents London?
3
Have you ever been to London?

Your final project


Prepare an advertising campaign for Transport For London.
Let's go!

latform at Acton Town Tube station, London, 2015.
Platform at Acton Town Tube station, London, 2015.

Mind The Gap Between The Train And The Platform

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Step 3


Write a brief on a new means of transport.
Activity 5
Activity 6

Black cab and double-decker buses near Elizabeth Tower, London, 2018.
Black cab and double-decker buses near Elizabeth Tower, London, 2018.

Getting around London



5
  • bus lane (n.)
  • bu route (n.)
  • cycle path /ˈsaɪkəl ˈpɑːθ/ (n.)
  • single / return /rɪˈtɜːn/ trip (n.)
  • Tube /ˈtʃuːb/ line (n.)
  • Tube station (n.)

2
  • arrive (v.)
  • board (the train) ≠ alight (v.)
  • catch the bus (v.)
  • depart /dɪˈpɑːt/ (v.)
  • get on / off (v.)
  • head to (v.)
Getting around London 1-2
Getting around London 3-4
Getting around London 5

3
  • by bus / train / car / bike (exp.)
  • on foot (exp.)
  • on the underground /ˈʌndəˌgraʊnd/ (exp.)
  • in the carriage /ˈkæˌrɪdʒ/ (exp.)
  • on the platform (exp.)
  • at the bus stop (exp.)

4
  • commuter /kəˈmjuːtə/ (n.)
  • conductor (n.)
  • pedestrian /pəˈdεsˌtrɪən/ (n.)
  • car / bus / taxi driver (n.)
  • passenger (n.)

1
  • over crowded /ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪd/ (adj.) full of people
  • clogged /ˈklɒgd/ / blocked /ˈblɒkt/ / congested (adj.)
  • empty street (exp.)
  • fluid traffic / clear road (exp.)

IDIOM of the week!


Mind the gap

IDIOM of the week!
Since 1969, Londoners have heard the following announcement on the London Underground (aka the Tube) when their train is about to stop: “Mind the gap between the train and the platform”.
Watch the video below for an in-train experience.

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