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(Updated on 18/07/2016)

 


Related pages :

Jack Kerouac ('On the Road')
Route 66
Signs
The town
Transports

 

 

Cliparts and Photos :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety jacket
(t0.gstatic.com)



 

Safety triangle

 




Lollipop lady

(istockphoto.com)



See lollipop

 


A level crossing


(No link)


(No link)

(No link)

 

 

Road Safety Equipment Requirements
- warning triangle
- spare bulb and fuse kit
- yellow jacket
- first aid kit
- fire extinguisher

(replatematecostablanca.com)

A tollbooth


No link


Roundabout


No link

 

An intersection
- with definitions
(The Visual Dictionary)

 

Road signs of the world
(elve.net)
- with interactive activities
(permet une révision des pays)

 

Cross section of a road
(infovisual.info)


Reading Signs
in English
- Photographs of Many Signs
:
Alphabetical Listing of All Signs -
Shopping - Travel - Driving -
Everyday Signs
(Many Things)

 

Road Signs for England
(All Travel England)
Warning Signs |
Prohibitive Signs |
Information Signs


It's strictly forbidden to / You may not / It's prohibited to :
An interactive program
(absolutenglish-972)


Sign Language -
A collection of photos containing
humorous, bizarre, and or confusing
signs from around the world.


 


 

Vocabulary :

  • What’s the Difference Between a Street and a Road? 
    "What about the alleys, avenues, boulevards, circles, courts, drives, expressways, highways, lanes, parkways, paths, places, squares, terraces, trails, ways and other roadway name suffixes we use? Here are some select definitions..." 

    (mentalfloss.com)
  • A tailback (cartoonstock.com)

    Synonyms: traffic jam, queue, line, gridlock, logjam

  • Bypass (road)
    It "is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without
    interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety."

    1 United Kingdom 2 United States 3 Sweden 4 See also
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Hydrogen highway (Wikipedia)
    1 United States : 1.1 California / 1.2 Florida
    2 Canada...

 

Listening :

  • Police (new & USEFUL) scanners - LINK + AUDIO
    "Police in England are to use laser scanners at the scene of serious road accidents, so they can clear crashes more quickly.
    The new technology saves officers' time, by making a 3D image of the site."

    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

  • Travel (with exercises) : Traffic Report (Difficult) - (esl-lab)

 

 

Facts :

  • The Great American Road Trip
    From Walt Whitman to ‘Thelma and Louise,’ Amanda Foreman looks at the history of the American road trip.
    "The Great American Road Trip was born in 1856 with the publication of Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of the Open Road”...
    To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In

    (wsj.com)
  • Rescuing America's roadside giants - 14 July 2016
    "Anyone making a road trip across America will sooner or later run across a giant statue - a cowboy, an American Indian chief or a lumberjack, perhaps. Many, now half a century old, are falling apart, but one man and his friends are tracking them down and bringing them back to life."

    (BBC)

 

  • Think! "provides road safety information for road users." + EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
    (think.direct.gov.uk)

  • Police (new & USEFUL) scanners - LINK + AUDIO
    "Police in England are to use laser scanners at the scene of serious road accidents, so they can clear crashes more quickly.
    The new technology saves officers' time, by making a 3D image of the site."

    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

  • Geese given police escort on US highway : Article + Video
    "A Canada goose and her goslings are escorted from a busy highway in Seattle by no less than three police cars...
    The operation "to get the little guys cleared" took around 20 minutes."

    (telegraph.co.uk)
    VOCABULARY :
    1) goose / geese - goslings - the gaggle -  the little guys
    2) police escort - state troopers - motorists - the authorities - officers - patrol spokeswoman
    3) busy highway - rush hour - lanes of traffic - highway exit
    4) after - whilst

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

  •  Roadsigns and modal verbs (7 exercises) - interactive
    "Match the road signs to their definitions. Select your answer from the drop-down menus." 

    (michel.barbot.pagesperso-orange.fr)

 

  • Road signs in Britain (englisch-hilfen.de)
    " Match the phrases on the right with the pictures of the road signs on the left."

 

  • Road signs- part 1 - "Match the phrases on the right with the pictures on the left."
    (englisch-hilfen.de)

 

 

  • Signs - Matching exercise (un peu plus difficile) - (englisch-hilfen.de)

 

  • Road signs - Matching exercise (englisch-hilfen.de)



  • Safety (with SOUND)
    Click on STORIES / LEVEL 2

 

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • Road signs puzzle - "Match the sign to its color and the words that go on it." (Enchanted Learning)


    (Click on the picture)

 

  • Label the Intersection (Enchanted Learning) :
    bench - corner - crosswalk - fire hydrant - sidewalk - stop sign - street - traffic light


    (Click on the picture)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Trial of 'female' traffic signals starts in Australia (9th March, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Signals at ten pedestrian crossings in the city of Melbourne now show walking red and green people in dresses."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Traffic Signals - Level 4  or  Traffic Signals - Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Keep safe, stay alive
    "There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."
    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

  • THINK! Education "includes a wealth of road safety information and resources for pupilsteachers and parents." 
    READ / DO / WATCH / PLAY
    (dft.gov.uk)

 

 

Literature :

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Tales of the Road - Road safety - with videos and games
    (talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk)

 

 

 

Jokes :

 

 

Idioms :

 

Cartoons :

 

Cartoon: Pubs opening
at motorway service stations

BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON
+ VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


A tailback
(cartoonstock.com)



Synonyms: traffic jam, queue, line, gridlock, logjam

 

TEXTING

 

 

Waiting

 

A road hog
( = "un chauffard")

 

 

Songs :

 

 

  • Keep safe, stay alive
    "There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."
    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

  • Wreck On The Highway sung by Bruce Springsteen :
    "Last night I was out driving
    Coming home at the end of the working day
    I was riding alone through the drizzling rain
    On a deserted stretch of a county two-lane
    When I came upon a wreck on the highway"
    (lyrics007.com)

    - the Video (YouTube)

 

  • Route 66 sung by Nat King Cole (sing365.com)
    "If you ever plan to motor west,
    Travel my way take, the highway that's the best.
    Get your kicks on Route sixty-six..."

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

    Route 66 (song) (Wikipedia)

    U.S. Route 66 (Wikipedia)

    Route 66 Printables
    Route 66 Wordsearch - Route 66 Vocabulary - Route 66 Crossword Puzzle - Route 66 Challenge -
    Route 66 Alphabet Activity - Route 66 Draw and Write - Fun with Route 66 - Tic-Tac-Toe - Route 66 Map Activity
    + History of Route 66
    (homeschooling.about.com)

  • Angel Of Berlin by Martin Kesici :
    "Met her on a stormy Monday
    Call up in the mess within myself
    She was on the road to nowhere
    And I was on the road to nowhere myself "

    (allthelyrics.com)
  • Good Intentions by Randy Travis :
    "And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions"

    (azlyrics.com)
  • Jack Kerouac by Jack Johnson :
    "Cruisin' in my Cadillac,
    You know I'm blusin',
    Readin' Jack Kerouac...
    I'm tryin' to find out what life gave me,
    Wishin' that love could save me,
    Lookin' for the answers daily,
    Living on the road..."

 

  • Road To Heaven by Lionel Richie :
    "Been a long time
    Since I've seen your face
    You've been on my mind
    Like a dream I can't erase
    It's time for me to come home to you
    I'm on the road to heaven ...
    Comin' home to you"
  • 'Route 23' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
  • Telegraph Road by Dire Straits :
    "A long time ago came a man on a track
    walking thirty miles with a pack on his back
    ... and the dirty old track was the telegraph road"
  • THE HIGHWAY CODE - a song
    "A marching body on the road should keep on the left-hand side
    It should have look-outs at suitable distances at the front and rear
    And at night they should carry lights...
    When you have stepped off the kerb onto a Zebra Crossing
    Which must have black and white stripes...
    But allow approaching vehicles ample time to give way...
    Do not get on or off a bus or tram while it is moving..."

    (lyricsplayground.com)

 

 

 

Proverbs :

  • Good Intentions by Randy Travis :
    "And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions"

    (azlyrics.com)

 

Videos :

 

 

  • Pedestrians
    "Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK."
    + INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES + TRANSCRIPT
    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

  • Commercial Schotland

 

  • Tales of the Road - Road safety - with videos and games
    (talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk)

 

  • 'Slab' - 2006 MAFMAD Winner 
    "Make a Film. Make a Difference (MAFMAD) is a short film competition supported by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria that
    encourages young film makers to submit an idea that'll make their mates think twice before taking risks on the road."

    - with a song : see the lyrics
    (YouTube)

 

 

  • Yes & No - animation FLASH about driving (Bruno Bozzetto)
    (YouTube)

 

 

Cinema :