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Unit 8 - Transport


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airline
(n) a company that owns aircraft and takes people or goods by plane from one place to another
cargo
(n) things that are being sent by ship, plane, train or truck
carriage
(n) one of the vehicles that are joined together to make a train
charter
(v) to hire a boat, plane or bus, especially for use by a group of people
commute
(v) to travel regularly to and from work
destination
(n) the place where someone or something is going
hiker
(n) someone who walks for long distances in the countryside for pleasure
hitchhiker
(n) someone who travels by asking other people to take them in their car, by standing at the side of a road and holding out their thumb or a sign
jet lag
(n) the feeling of being very tired and sometimes confused because you have travelled quickly on a plane across parts of the world where the time is different
legroom
(n) the amount of space in front of your seat in which you can stretch your legs
load
1. (v) to put a load onto or into something such as a vehicle or container 2. (n) the goods that a vehicle carries
passerby
(n) someone who is walking past a place, especially when an accident or violent event happens
pedestrian
(n) someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding
pier
(n) a structure built out from the land over water and used for getting on and off boats
pilot
1. (v) to fly an aircraft 2. (n) someone who flies an aircraft
quay
(n) a hard surface next to a sea or river, where boats can stop
return fare
(n phr) the money you pay for a journey to and from a place
round trip
(n phr) an occasion when you go somewhere and come back to your starting point again
steer
(v) to control the direction in which a vehicle moves
steward
(n) a man whose job is to look after the passengers on a plane, train or ship, especially serving them with food and drink