Module 4 Planes, ships and trains
Unit 2 What is the best way to travel?
Work in pairs. Ask and answer the following questions:
1. Which city do you want to go? 2. How do you go there? 3. What’s the cheapest way to get there? 4. What’s the best way to get there?
What are the four ways to travel from London to Amsterdam?
by train by car/ship by coach by plane
2 the second most expensive 1 the most expensive
4 the cheapest
3 the second cheapest
Read the second passage quickly and number the ways of travelling from the most expensive to the least expensive.
Read the second passage carefully and complete the table.
Ways of travelling Train Car and ship Coach Plane
Good points more relaxing than by coach
the most comfortable the cheapest
the fastest and the second cheapest
Bad points more expensive than by coach
the most expensive
crowded in summer, take a long time have to wait for hours because of bad weather
Read and listen to the passage again carefully and check the true sentences.
1. When you go by train, you should book your ticket before you travel. T 2. When you travel by car or by ship, book your hotel before you book your ticket. F 3. In summer, the coaches sometimes get crowded. T 4. You will never have to wait at the airport. F
Our friend Tony plans to travel from London to Paris, but he doesn’t know how to get there. Can you use the information in the table and the questions to give him some advice?
Ways of travelling
Comfort Interestin able g
London -Paris plane train
1 hour 3 hours
Questions: 1. What are the ways to travel from London to Paris? 2. What’s the most expensive way? 3. What’s the fastest/ slowest way? 4. What’s the most comfortable way? 5. What’s the most interesting way? Eg. You can go there by coach, plane and train. Travelling by plane is the fastest but also the most expensive way……
Make a travel plan
Ways of Cost Time travelling coach ￥110 6 hours plane ￥500 1 hour train ￥160 3 hours Comfortable
Ways of Cost Time travelling coach ￥260 16 hours Hefei-Xi’an plane train ￥900 1.5 hours ￥130 16 hours
Comfortable Interesting ﹡ ﹡﹡﹡ ﹡﹡ ﹡﹡ ﹡ ﹡﹡﹡
E.g. Shanghai is a beautiful city, so I plan to go there one day. I can go there by coach, plane and train. Travelling by coach is the slowest but also the cheapest way. …..
Love our country and travel more. But remember to travel safely and politely.
Goodbye! Thank you!