For Students: Travel and transport
I thought I'd write a post looking at words, mainly phrasal verbs, connected with travel and transport and tell you about my journey to Lviv, Ukraine. There will probably be a number of words you might be unsure of, but I have listed them all at the bottom of the text with simplified meanings. Hopefully you should be able to get the meaning from context.
Note: The difference between trip and journey is a journey is from A to B and a trip is A to B and back to A. When often say ' Have a safe journey ' Have a good trip ' when see someone off.
I set off on my journey at 5:30 am on Monday morning. I don't live near an airport, so I had to get a coach to Bristol Airport. I was early, so I had to hang around waiting. The coach came and I got on it and away we went to the airport. On the way to the airport it stopped off at a few places as more people got on.
I got to the airport and went through security. Luckily the machines didn't go off and I didn't have to be patted down. My flat was delayed, so I killed time by looking at all the shops. We took off 30 minutes late but touched down only 5 minutes after we were expected.
I got off the plane and headed to passport control. I went through without any problems and then got my luggage. At the airport a friend of mine was there to pick me up. We listened and sang to The Beatles as we drove around Lviv and then he dropped me off at my flat. I had a shower and then went out for some food. Borscht.. what else? ;) I went back to my flat and went to bed. I was knackered after my long journey.
It feels good to back in Lviv again
See (s/o) off - To say good bye before they leave.
Set off - To begin your journey
A coach - the big bus that goes long distances
Hang around - to wait without any doing anything meaningful
Get on - to enter public transport
Stop off - a stop a driver has to make as it's part of the journey
Go through - to walk from one side of something to the other
Get off - to leave public transport
Pat (s/o) down - to feel the body of a person to check for anything dangerous
Go off - when an alarm sounds
Kill time - to do something to make the time go quicker
Take off - when the leave leaves the ground
Touch down - when the planes comes back to the ground Note: I much prefer the word landed
To head somewhere - To follow signs
Pick up - to collect someone or something
Drop off - to take someone or something somewhere
Knackered - Very tired
Let's see how much you can remember, and if you can choose the correct word to form a question.
What time did I ______ ? 5:30 am
What did I take to get to the airport?
What's the phrasal verb used to enter and leave public transport?
You have to ______ _____ security and what?
If you go through security with a gold watch, what will the alarm do?
What is the best way to ____ _____ at an airport when you're waiting for your flight?
Do you prefer ______ or ________ on a plane?
Who _____ me _ _____ and _____ me _____ at the airport and my flat ?
1. set off
2. a coach
3. get on and get off
4. go through. passport control
5. It will go off
6. Kill time
7. taking off / touching down
8. picked up / dropped off - My friend