ESL discussion questions about transport.

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  1. Do you have a driving licence?
  2. What is your favourite kind of car? What about the colour?
  3. Are there too many cars on the road?
  4. What is the speed limit on the roads in your country? Is it too fast?
  5. Do you think self-driving cars are the future?
  6. Do you enjoy watching motor racing? Is it an interesting sport?
  7. How often do you use public transport?
  8. Is public transport reasonably priced where you are?
  9. Does your country have a good public transport system?
  10. How could public transport in your country be improved?
  11. What will public transport be like in the future?
  12. Do you ride a bike?
  13. Is it safe to ride a bike in your town or city?
  14. Do you think cyclists are annoying?
  15. In general, are the roads in your country safe?
  16. Which form of transport is the safest overall?
  17. Which kind of transport is the most environmentally friendly?
  18. Do you ever fly within your own country? Why or why not?
  19. Do you enjoy flying? Why or why not?
  20. Do you ever get travel sick?
  21. What is the most unusual kind of transport you have ever been on?
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How to use the transport ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the transport ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the transport discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the transport discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of transport in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to transport contained in the discussion questions.

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