Transport Systems

transport systems

Transport Systems – there are many types of transport that you can use to get around. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to discuss how transport can have an impact on our way of life.

  • Time

    30-40 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Topic

    Travel and Adventure - Transport Systems

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    Sample Emails


Jeremy Clarkson is exploring the transport system in China. Watch the video and answer the questions that follow.

You asked to write an email to the editor of a local newspaper about plans for a new motorway to be built close to a town

In this email, you are asked to include the following:

  • describe the impact it will have on the town
  • explain any benefits it will have on the town.
  • outline if you support the idea or not.

Here is an example:

Here are the keywords and phrases to learn:

  • benefits
  • bypass
  • motorway
  • pollution
  • recession
  • road network
  • traffic
  • unemployed
  1. The government is proposing to build a new motorway passing close to where you live. The local newspaper has invited people to express their views. Write an article for the newspaper, giving your opinion about the proposal.
  2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of building new motorways.
  3. Write a news report of a demonstration of people trying to stop a new transport system being built through a woodland area.
  4. Write an email to a friend about the noise from a road that has just been built near your house.
  5. Write a radio script and record it based on traffic reports from your local area.


  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.


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