transport and travel

Gap-fill exercise

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1. What I like about the centre of town is that it is mostly a , so you can walk peacefully along without being chased about by cars.
2. In the late Seventies thousands of Irish people received a without having to do a driving test.
3. Due to the number of accidents they've had on that road, they've begun to set up to catch those people who keep on exceeding the speed limits.
4. There are several words used to describe types of journeys. These include (visiting different places by ship), (a short journey or a business journey), (visiting different places, often with a guide), (travelling by air), (travelling long distance on a ship), (a short pleasure trip with a group), (a short pleasure trip).
5. Slow down here. There's a very sharp in the road up ahead.
6. can either mean a road that goes under another road, or the underground train in New York.
7. He had hardly been travelling in the rented car for fifteen minutes, when the steering wheel began to twist in his hands. So he pulled over on to the side of the road, got out and saw that the left front tyre had a .
With a groan he fetched the and out of the boot and began to change the wheel.
8. Several cars were badly damaged in a (multiple crash) on the motorway and had to be (pulled) away by a .
9. To means to travel backwards in a car.
10. A road that ends at a particular point and allows no further progress is called a street; a road which allows traffic to move in one direction only is called a street.
11. Apart from flying, there are four ways in which you can get across the English Channel. You can travel by (a passenger boat), by (a land and sea boat which travels on a cushion) or by (a fast, light boat which is raised high in the water) or by train through the Chunnel.
12. A main road in the United States is called a ; a motorway is called a .
13. Two moves that have been made in recent years to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by vehicles are the introduction of and .
14. Could you have a look at the to see what time the next train leaves?
15. If you travel overnight by train, you may reserve a place in a so that you can sleep; If you travel by ship you sleep in a .
16. The large 'house on wheels' which some people tow behind their cars when they go on holiday is called a ; the smaller, usually two-wheeled, container, also pulled behind a car is called a .
17. I was nearly involved in an accident the other day. I was driving along when a car in the oncoming traffic suddenly pulled out directly in front of me. I had to on the (brake) and (turn sharply) to avoid (hitting) with him. He also braked, (slid) across the road, went into a field and almost (turned over). The SBB would be a much safer alternative for a person like that.
18. Now remember, when you're travelling in England and come to a (traffic circle), the cars which are already in the circle have the of .
19. Another way of saying 'to go past another car which is ahead of you' is to say .
20. It takes far less time to travel there now. They've built a through that mountain range so you don't have to drive all the way around the mountains anymore.
21. Motorways are usually divided into slow, overtake and fast .
22. She prefers living in Oxford, so she (travels to work) from Oxford to London every day.
23. An aircraft, bus etc. that travels regularly between 2 places is called a .
24. The outside surface of the car, made of metal or fibreglass, is called the .
25. Travel straight along the motorway for about 3 Kms, then take the (way out) marked 'Folkestone'
26. A place where a road and railway cross each other at the same level is called a ; a place where roads and railway lines meet is called a .
27. The unit used for measuring the power of an engine is .
28. People walking are called pedestrians; people travelling in vehicles are called .
29. No, the car wasn't badly damaged. There was only a in the front right-hand wing.