When talking about travel, we use ‘I go by’. There are different means/modes of transportation, which are dependent on whether they are on land (buses, trains, cars), by sea (boat, ship, submarine) or in the sky (helicopter, airplane). A common question about transport is ‘how will you get there?’ or ‘how did you get there?’ This is asking, which means of transport did you use to get to the place.

Transportation is the movement of people, animals or goods. We talk about ‘means of transportation’ which refer to the different types of travelling- by bus, by car, by airplane etc.

Public transportation is transportation that is offered to the public. This therefore refers to buses, taxis, trains, trams and other means. This would not include cars, as this is generally a privately owned means of transport.

A fare refers to how much a journey will cost. For taxis, trains, trams or buses, a person has to pay a fare to travel with the means of transport, to get to where they need to be.

An airport is where planes land, a helipad is where helicopters land, while a harbour or a port is the place where ships dock.

A direct route is the fastest way possible to a place, and therefore can be the most expensive. At an airport, one may ask for a ‘direct flight to London’.

Cars, buses, vans, trucks and taxis drive on the road while airplanes and helicopters fly in the air or in the sky.

Cars, buses, vans, trucks and taxis usually stay in a garage or are parked on the street.

On foot means to walk. One can say I go to the shops on foot, or one can say I walk to the shops. If someone asks: ‘how did you get there?’ you can say: ‘On foot’ or ‘I walked’.

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