1. Look at the pictures and complete the crossword.
1 hot air balloon 2 yacht 3 tram 4 motorbike
5 cable car 6 cruise ship 7 hovercraft 8 underground
9 scooter 10 helicopter 11 coach 12 ferry 13 aircraft
2. Divide the forms of transport into groups. (Do not include cable car.)
Air hot air balloon, helicopter, aircraft
Sea yacht, cruise ship, hovercraft, ferry
Rail tram, underground
Road motorbike, scooter, coach
3. Complete the compound nouns with the words below.
barrier bay buffet check-in coach filling
gate hall level office park room station
taxi ticket train
1 arrivals ____________
2 _________ car
3 car ____________
4 _________ desk
5 coach ____________
6 _________ station
7 departure ____________
8 _________ station
9 lost property ____________
10 _________ crossing
11 service ____________
12 _________ rank
13 waiting ____________
14 _________ office
15 ticket ____________
16 _________ station
1 hall 2 buffet 3 park 4 check-in 5 bay
6 coach / filling / train 7 gate 8 coach / filling / train
9 office 10 level 11 station 12 taxi 13 room
14 ticket 15 barrier 16 coach / filling / train
4. Complete the sentences with compound nouns from exercise 3.
1 After you get off a plane, you collect your baggage in the ________
2 Where a road crosses a railway line, there’s a ________
3 If you lose something on a train or a bus, go to the ________
4 If you get hungry on a train journey, buy something in the ________
5 If you need petrol when driving in a city, stop at a ________
6 Before you get on a flight, show your ticket and passport at the ________
7 At many train stations you have to go through a ____________ to get onto the platform.
8 If you need a rest while driving along a motorway, stop at a ________
1 arrivals hall 2 level crossing 3 lost property office
4 buffet car 5 filling station 6 check-in desk
7 ticket barrier 8 service station
5. Listen to three conversations. Where are the people? Choose from the places below. There are two extra places.
airport deck departure gate platform port
1 airport 2 platform 3 port
Girl Which carriage is this?
G We’re in G, aren’t we? That’s at the other end. You said carriage A would stop here.
B Yeah. Sorry. Come on. It’s not far.
G I think we’d better get on. We don’t want it to leave without us.
Girl Look at the queues to get on the ferry, Dad.
Man Don’t worry, that’s normal. It’s a big ferry. It can take lots of cars.
G How long will we have to wait?
M They allow all the cars and passengers off first. Then we’ll drive on.
G Have we got a cabin?
M No, but I reserved seats.
G I hope I don’t feel seasick.
M If you do, we’ll go out on the deck.
1. Match the definitions with the forms of transport below.
cable car coach ferry helicopter
hovercraft tram yacht
1 a boat that carries paying passengers across a river ________.
2 a vehicle powered by electricity that moves along special rails built in the road ________.
3 a small aircraft without wings that can go straight up into the air ________.
4 a vehicle that carries passengers up and down a mountain ________.
5 a vehicle that sits on a pocket of air and can move over land or water ________.
6 a large, comfortable bus used for long journeys ________.
7 a boat with sails used for pleasure trips and racing ________.
1 ferry 2 tram 3 helicopter 4 cable car
5 hovercraft 6 coach 7 yacht
2. Match a word in A with a word in B to form places related to travel. Then complete the sentences.
A arrivals buffet check-in departure filling taxi
B car desk gate hall rank station
1 We had a lot of luggage, so we took it straight to the ________. when we got to the airport.
2 sister’s plane was delayed, so we spent hours in the ________. waiting for her.
3 Fortunately, we reached a ________. before our car ran out of petrol.
4 There was a massive queue at the ________, so we caught the bus home instead.
5 When we got to the ________, the flight was already boarding.
6 I went to the ________. at the back of the train to get self a snack.
1 check-in desk 2 arrivals hall 3 filling station
4 taxi rank 5 departure gate 6 buffet car
3. Complete the sentences with the verbs below.
board book check into hire reach
1 We can’t ________. our hotel yet because it’s too early.
2 The first thing I’m going to do when we ________. our destination is jump into the shower.
3 The best way to see Lanzarote is to ________. a car and drive around the island.
4 You usually have to show your passport when you go to ________. a plane.
5 I always ________. flights online because it’s much more convenient.
1 check into 2 reach 3 hire 4 board 5 book