How Do You Get to Work?

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I June 05, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Adjectives, Comparitives
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on ways to travel to work, focusing on using comparatives and adjectives.

Lesson Overview

It’s time to go to work! In this lesson, students will learn about the different ways to travel and commute to work. This lesson features audio of two people talking about traveling. Students will also learn and practice using comparatives, adjectives, and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and practice using comparatives and adjectives to compare different modes of transportation, discussing which ones are more eco-friendly, faster, safer, or more convenient. They will understand how to form comparatives for both short and long adjectives and use them in sentences to make comparisons.

  • Listening: They will enhance their listening skills by hearing two people discuss their modes of transportation and reasons for choosing them. This activity aims to improve students' comprehension of spoken English, focusing on reasons related to environmental concerns and personal preferences.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about their own commuting habits, using comparatives to compare their chosen modes of transportation with others. They will talk about why they prefer certain transportation methods over others, incorporating vocabulary related to travel and commuting introduced in the lesson.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to commuting and travel, such as "eco-friendly," "public transportation," "driver’s license," "speed limit," "traffic jams," as well as adjectives and comparatives like "cheaper," "faster," "safer," and "more dangerous."

  • Homework: Homework tasks are designed to reinforce the lesson's focus on comparatives, adjectives, and vocabulary related to commuting. Students will correct sentences, fill in blanks with the correct phrases, choose the correct comparative forms of adjectives to complete sentences, and answer questions about their commuting preferences and experiences.


Listen to the audio to learn about commuting and traveling. Some people like driving big trucks or flying in airplanes. Others prefer riding a bicycle or hopping on the back of a motorbike. There are ecological ways to commute, but sometimes this is not doable when traveling halfway around the world.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

careless [adjective]: not taking or showing enough care and attention
moped [noun]: a small motorcycle sometimes with pedals, also a motor scooter
ecological [adjective]: relating to ecology or the environment; also known as pro-environment, eco, or green
driver’s license [noun]: a document showing official permission for someone to drive a car after passing a driving test
truck [noun]: a large road vehicle that is used for transporting large amounts of goods
audiobook [noun]: a recording of a book being read aloud, usually available on the Internet
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