Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.


1. In large cities, how many trips are made in the car?

2. What problems does the use of too many cars cause?

3. Which is the fastest means of transport in the city?

4. How long does it take to walk one kilometre?

5. What are "walking buses"?

6. What do bike stations in Paris offer?

7. How can some electric cars be recharged?

8. What is a good form of transport if you live in a village in the country?

9. What do people who use carpools do?

10. What is "car sharing"?

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1. Work in small groups. Each of you is a parent and all your children go to the same school. First give yourselves names (Mr Brown, Mrs Black, Mr Bean, etc.). Write down your work timetable without the other members of the group seeing it (e.g. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.). You would like to organize a "walking bus" but you must all agree when you can take the children to or from school. Negotiate and organize a fair timetable for a week. Decide how many children you want to take with you (more than three!), considering the characters of the children (you may have a naughty child, a very frightened one, etc.).

2. Explain your timetable to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' ideas and make notes if you think there are any defects in their proposals.

4. Vote on the most organized group.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a bike in the city? Write a short composition. Think about:

- time

- cost

- pollution

- dangers / problems

Finish your composition with a couple of sentences describing how you move about (in the city or in the country).

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