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Words for Basic IELTS - Lesson 20

Here you will learn some English words about transportation, such as "nonstop", "commute", "local", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for Basic IELTS
reservation
[noun]
the act of arranging something, such as a place on an airplane, in a restaurant, or at a hotel to be kept for one to use later at a particular time
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nonstop
[adjective]
(of a flight, train, journey etc.) having or making no stops
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express
[noun]
a train or bus that travels more quickly than usual because it only makes a few stops
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departure
[noun]
the act of leaving, usually to begin a journey
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to commute
[verb]
to regularly travel to one's place of work and home by different means
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class
[noun]
a group of people, services, objects, etc. categorized based on shared qualities or attributes
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to board
[verb]
to get on a means of transportation such as a train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc.
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terminal
[noun]
a building where trains, buses, planes, or ships start or finish their journey
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rail
[noun]
a means of transportation by train; short for railroad
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local
[noun]
a bus, train, etc. that makes all or most of the regular stops, allowing people to get on or off
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aboard
[adverb]
on or into a vehicle such as a bus, train, plane, etc.
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compartment
[noun]
any of the separate sections of a railcar
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junction
[noun]
the place where two or more things such as roads or railways cross
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carsick
[adjective]
feeling sick because of the motions experienced while traveling in a car
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crossroad
[noun]
the place where a road is crossed by another
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driving licence
[noun]
an official document that shows someone is qualified to drive a motor vehicle
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global positioning system
[phrase]
a satellite system that shows a place, thing, or person's exact position using signals
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license number
[noun]
the numbers and letters on the plates at the front and back of a vehicle
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pavement
[noun]
the hard surface of a road covered with concrete or tarmac
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sidewalk
[noun]
a hard surface or paved path at the side of a street for people to walk on
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traffic jam
[noun]
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
[noun]
a wide straight street in a town or a city, usually with buildings and trees on both sides
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bypass
[noun]
a road that goes round a city or town rather than going through the city center
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parking ticket
[noun]
an official notice issued in case a car is parked illegally, typically put on the windshield
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business class
[noun]
a class of seats on an airplane, train, ec. that is 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
[noun]
a journey to a destination and back to the point of departure
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arrival
[noun]
the act of arriving at a place from somewhere else
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airline
[noun]
‌a company or business that provides air transportation services for people and goods
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international
[adjective]
happening in or between more than one country
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immigration
[noun]
the fact or process of coming to another country to permanently live there; the number of those who do so
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