#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 = 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. (flew = Past Simple of “fly”)
  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? :)
  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 or in a place, not: to a place. E.g.:

A. The train arrived in Semarang on time.

B. The plane arrived late at Ngurah Rai.

Good. The meaning of “in time”. :) “: it means “punctually,promptly, you arrive there before it’s late.”

Yes, that’s right. Re: the meaning of “in time”. “: before the scheduled time?”

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

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


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