Transportation

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 20

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
reservation
reservationnoun

the act of arranging something, such as a seat on an airplane, table in a restaurant, etc., to be kept for later use

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nonstopadjective

(of a flight, train, journey etc.) having or making no stops

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expressnoun

a train or bus that travels more quickly than usual because it only makes a few stops

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departure
departurenoun

the act of leaving, usually to begin a journey

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to commute
to commuteverb

to regularly travel to one's place of work and home by different means

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classnoun

a group of people, services, objects, etc. categorized based on shared qualities or attributes

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to board
to boardverb

to get on a means of transportation such as a train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc.

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terminalnoun

a building where trains, buses, planes, or ships start or finish their journey

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railnoun

a means of transportation by train; short for railroad

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localnoun

a bus, train, etc. that makes all or most of the regular stops, allowing people to get on or off

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aboardadverb

on or into a vehicle such as a bus, train, plane, etc.

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compartment
compartmentnoun

any of the separate sections of a railcar

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junction
junctionnoun

the place where two or more things such as roads or railways cross

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carsickadjective

feeling sick because of the motions experienced while traveling in a car

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crossroad
crossroadnoun

the place where a road is crossed by another

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driving licence
driving licencenoun

an official document that shows someone is qualified to drive a motor vehicle

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GPS
GPSnoun

a satellite system that shows the exact position of a place or person using radio signals

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license number
license numbernoun

the numbers and letters on the plates at the front and back of a vehicle

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pavementnoun

the hard surface of a road covered with concrete or tarmac

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sidewalk
sidewalknoun

a hard surface or paved path at the side of a street for people to walk on

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traffic jam
traffic jamnoun

a large number of bikes, cars, buses, etc. that are waiting in lines behind each other which move very slowly

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avenue
avenuenoun

a wide straight street in a town or city

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bypassnoun

a road that goes round a city or town rather than going through the city center

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parking ticketnoun

an official notice issued in case a car is parked illegally, typically put on the windshield

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business class
business classnoun

a class of seats on an airplane better than economy class in terms of comfort, and less expensive than first class, intended particularly for those traveling on business

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round trip
round tripnoun

a journey to a destination and back to the point of departure

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arrival
arrivalnoun

the act of arriving at a place from somewhere else

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airline
airlinenoun

‌a company that owns aircrafts and takes passengers and goods to different places by air transportation

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internationaladjective

happening in or between more than one country

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immigration
immigrationnoun

the fact or process of coming to another country to permanently live there; the number of those who do so

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