Places, traffic, directions vocabulary
Places 1 <ul><li>Roundabout/ ring road </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Flyover </li></ul><ul><li>Overpass </li>...
Places 2 <ul><li>U-turn </li></ul><ul><li>T-junction </li></ul><ul><li>Crossroads </li></ul><ul><li>Fork in the road </li>...
Places 3 <ul><li>Street (neutral) </li></ul><ul><li>Est. “tee” = road, way, path, route </li></ul><ul><li>Lane, narrow str...
Useful verbs <ul><li>To overtake </li></ul><ul><li>To crash </li></ul><ul><li>To break down </li></ul><ul><li>To skid </li...
Traffic  <ul><li>Parking ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic jam (tailback BrE) </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion (congested road)...
Traffic 2 <ul><li>Roadworks/ road repairs (AmE) </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Road/car/traffic accident </...
Car crime <ul><li>Speeding </li></ul><ul><li>Tailgating = driving dangerously close to the vehicle in front </li></ul><ul>...
Directions <ul><li>Where’s …? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m looking for/trying to find… </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me the way ...
Directions 2 <ul><li>It’s on (the 1st floor, in the basement)/ over there/beside/ next to/ opposite / on your left (as you...
In addition <ul><li>Traffic circle = roundabout (AmE) </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic cone </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic island </li...
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  • Places

    1. 1. Places, traffic, directions vocabulary
    2. 2. Places 1 <ul><li>Roundabout/ ring road </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Flyover </li></ul><ul><li>Overpass </li></ul><ul><li>Highway </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian crossing </li></ul><ul><li>Zebra crossing </li></ul><ul><li>Bus lane </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle lane </li></ul>
    3. 3. Places 2 <ul><li>U-turn </li></ul><ul><li>T-junction </li></ul><ul><li>Crossroads </li></ul><ul><li>Fork in the road </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic lights </li></ul><ul><li>Street signs </li></ul><ul><li>Blind alley </li></ul><ul><li>One-way street </li></ul><ul><li>Dead-end street </li></ul>
    4. 4. Places 3 <ul><li>Street (neutral) </li></ul><ul><li>Est. “tee” = road, way, path, route </li></ul><ul><li>Lane, narrow str, alley, side street (kitsas tn., kõrvaltänav) </li></ul><ul><li>Boulevard </li></ul><ul><li>Waterside – kaldatänav </li></ul><ul><li>Pothole – teeauk </li></ul><ul><li>Ditch – kraav </li></ul><ul><li>Crescent – kaarjas tänav </li></ul>
    5. 5. Useful verbs <ul><li>To overtake </li></ul><ul><li>To crash </li></ul><ul><li>To break down </li></ul><ul><li>To skid </li></ul><ul><li>To speed </li></ul><ul><li>To drive </li></ul><ul><li>To pass </li></ul><ul><li>To go astray </li></ul><ul><li>To get lost </li></ul><ul><li>To lose one’s bearings </li></ul><ul><li>To give directions </li></ul><ul><li>To follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>To have a sense of direction </li></ul>
    6. 6. Traffic <ul><li>Parking ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic jam (tailback BrE) </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion (congested road) </li></ul><ul><li>Rush hour </li></ul><ul><li>School run – journeys parents make to/from school by car </li></ul><ul><li>Rat run = quiet str. that drivers use as a quick way of getting to a place </li></ul><ul><li>Bottleneck – place in a road where traffic cannot pass easily </li></ul>
    7. 7. Traffic 2 <ul><li>Roadworks/ road repairs (AmE) </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Road/car/traffic accident </li></ul><ul><li>(car) crash / (car) wreck (AmE) </li></ul><ul><li>Collision (head-on collision) </li></ul><ul><li>Pile-up = accident involving many vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Bypass – ümbersõit </li></ul><ul><li>Clamping / wheel clamping / booting = the action of putting a metal object on one of the wheels of a car so that it cannot be driven away (illegal parking) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Car crime <ul><li>Speeding </li></ul><ul><li>Tailgating = driving dangerously close to the vehicle in front </li></ul><ul><li>Car theft </li></ul><ul><li>Joyriding </li></ul><ul><li>Carjacking </li></ul><ul><li>Drink-driving/ drunk-driving </li></ul><ul><li>DUI = driving under the influence (too much drink) </li></ul><ul><li>Road rage </li></ul><ul><li>Hit-and-run </li></ul>
    9. 9. Directions <ul><li>Where’s …? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m looking for/trying to find… </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me the way to… </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me where … is? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me where I’ll find…? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you direct me to…? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I going the right way for…? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I get to…? </li></ul><ul><li>Which way is…? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Directions 2 <ul><li>It’s on (the 1st floor, in the basement)/ over there/beside/ next to/ opposite / on your left (as you go out) </li></ul><ul><li>Go along … / through… / left/ to your left/ downstairs/ straight ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Turn right (at the end of the corridor) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the sign to… </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll see it (in front of you) </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t miss it! </li></ul>
    11. 11. In addition <ul><li>Traffic circle = roundabout (AmE) </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic cone </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic island </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic lights </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic warden (legal parking) </li></ul><ul><li>Junction </li></ul><ul><li>Inside lane/outside (fast) lane </li></ul><ul><li>Slip road </li></ul>

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