#EngVocab: Verbs that express “moving” activities

Today I’d like to share some verbs that express “moving” activities. Hmm.. What are they? Well, here they are!

Without transport, we can walk, run, jump, dance, swim, jog, climb, fall. Which one do you often do the most, fellas? :)

With transport we can do many things, but first let’s have a closer look on the different verbs we use for different transports.

  1. You “go by car/plane/bus/train/bike/motorbike/ship/taxi/underground,” not “by a car,” etc. Omit the “a”.
  2. You “take a bus/train/taxi/plane” and you “take the underground.” Can you see how we use the articles “a” and “the” in the example?
  3. You “ride a bicycle/bike/motorbike/horse.”
  4. You “drive a car/bus/train.” See the difference between “ride” and “drive”?
  5. The pilot “flies a plane.”
    • Another example:
      • How did you get to Jakarta?

      • We flew there.

  6. If you “catch the bus, train, or plane,” you arrive in time to get it. Who can help me define what “in time” means?
    • “It means “punctually,promptly, you arrive there before it’s late.” – “
    • “Before the scheduled time?”- “
  7. If you “miss the bus, train, or plane,” you arrive too late to get it. Have you ever experienced this, fellas?
  8. You “arrive at/in a place,” not “to a place.”
    • Example:

A. The train arrived in Semarang on time.

B. The plane arrived late at Ngurah Rai.

Source: English Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, September 7, 2014


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