Transport and Travel Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob the teacher talks about using the present perfect to describe events and experiences.


 Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Rearrange the words into the correct order.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Read the questions and select the right forms of the verbs.


Task 3

Language Task 3

Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.


Task 4

Language Task 4

Rearrange the words to make correct sentences.



Language level

Average: 4 (2 votes)
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Submitted by Babanova on Wed, 05/04/2023 - 15:29


Hi, guys!
can you please advise, i have learnt that we can use the verb "use" only with 'a bus' and 'a train' when we are talking about means of transport. So, i can say "i use a bus, or i use a train", but i cant say " i use a plane, boat, taxi, car" . Is that true? and another question is about the verb 'take' , we can say ' take a car, a bus, a plane, a taxi, a train' but we say 'take the underground' - so, different articles (a, the). Is that true? Thanks a lot in advance

Hello Babanova,

There is some variation in the way even native speakers speak, so I there may well be places where what I'm about to say isn't true. But as a general rule, I wouldn't use the verb 'use' with any form of transport.

I would use 'take' with all the forms of transport in your list except 'plane'.

As for articles, in general you can use 'a' or 'the' with most kinds of transport depending on the situation. When we're referring to a public service such as the underground or the bus or rail systems, we often use 'the', though it's not impossible to use 'a'.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by May Thida Su on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 05:36

What did Stephan say at 3:25 ?

Hello May Thida Su,

'Have you ever had a better student than me?'

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Julietapg on Mon, 22/10/2018 - 16:26

Hi! in the task number 2, I get confused because some verbs are in past simple and others are in past perfect, so which is the difference in the phrases and how can I know when I have to use PS or PP tense? thanks!

Hi Julietapg,

This is explained in some detail on our talking about the past page. Please take a look there, as I think that will help you understand it. But if you have any other specific questions after that, please don't hesitate to ask us!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by XuMinHa on Sun, 04/03/2018 - 16:57

Hi there In this video 1:01 - 1:14 the techer said if you don't know how to say something in English find another way to get your message across for example : How do you say that in English ? What do you call this in English? In the first example he use "How" and the second example use "What". Why is that? Is it because of verb "say" so you use "How" question ? I just know two ways to ask and both of them use " What" question like this : What do you call this in English ? What's this called in English? Could you explain it to me, please? Thanks
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sun, 04/03/2018 - 17:44

In reply to by XuMinHa


Hello XuMinHa,

Yes, it's because of the different verbs: 'say' in the first question and 'call' in the second question. More specifically, the verb 'say' already has an object in that question -- the word 'that' is the object. 'how' is therefore used to speak about the manner in which you say something. 

In the other question, 'what' is the object of the verb 'call'. Both of the questions you already knew are correct.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team