Easy English listening Lesson 33 – Transportation (1)

Every family that I know has at least one car.
Some families have two, or even three cars.
Most people get their license to drive when they are sixteen.
In my house, we just have one car.
If my father takes the car to work, my mother will take the bus.
I ride in a school bus to school.
My sister works in another town.
She gets on the train to go to work.
The train station is not far from my house.
The train tracks run right by my house.
My grandfather from Ireland came to visit us.
He came over by boat.
He had to cross the ocean.
We went to Florida last year.
We flew on a plane.
The plane flew right through the clouds.
My friend’s brother drives a motorcycle.
He wears a helmet.
I rode on his motorcycle once.
I had to sit on the back and hold on tight.
I ride my bicycle when the weather is nice.
I also have a scooter that I use to travel around.
I took a helicopter ride once.
The helicopter’s propellers were going around when I got on.
It went straight up in the air.
I enjoyed the ride.
I would like to learn how to fly a plane or a helicopter.
I like flying through the air.

Exercise for this lesson:

  1. How many cars does the narrator’s family have?
  2. What does the narrator’s mother do if the father takes the car to work?
  3. How does the narrator get to school?
  4. How did the narrator’s grandfather come to visit them?
  5. What mode of transportation did the narrator’s family use when they went to Florida last year?
  6. What kind of vehicle does the friend’s brother drive, and what safety gear does he wear?
  7. What does the narrator do when the weather is nice?
  8. What kind of ride did the narrator experience on the friend’s brother’s motorcycle?
  9. What type of ride did the narrator take in the past that involved going straight up in the air?
  10. What does the narrator express interest in learning to fly?

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