Reading Task Pre-reading: Transport. Look at the words in the box. Put them into two groups



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Task 1. Pre-reading: Transport. Look at the words in the box. Put them into two groups

car airport car park plane boat motorbike railway station train bicycle bus underground bus stop port on foot


Group A: Places connected to transport

Group B: Kinds of transports



airport, car park, railway station, underground, bus stop, port.




car, plane, boat, motorbike, train, bicycle, bus, on foot.

Task 2. Complete sentences with the correct preposition.


It's difficult to carry a lot of things _________a bicycle.

a. at b. on c. in.

2. Can you get there __________ bike?



a. by b. at c. on.

3. Who is that man _________ the motorcycle?



a. in b. on c. for.

4. Did you come here ________ your car?



a. after b. in c. on.

5. How long does it take to go from New York to Los Angeles plane?



a. by b. for c. with.

6. "Are you hungry after your trip?" "No, I ate ________ the plane."



a.in b. at c. on

7. I walked to work, but I came home __________ the bus.



a. on b. with c. by.

8. Do you like to travel ________ train?



a. on b. by c. at.

9. Last year, they took a trip around the world ________ boat.



a. with b. on c. by.

10. We travelled from Paris to Moscow _________ train.

a. by b. at c. in.



Task 3. Read the magazine article “Fear of flying” and put the events in the correct order.
3 The writer talked to a psychologist.

4 The writer visited his brother in Hong Kong.

1 The writer went on a course for people afraid of flying.

2 The writer talked to a pilot.
Task 4. Read the article “Fear of flying” again and answer the questions in written form.
1 How many Americans hate flying?

More than 25million Americans hate flying.
2 Did the writer travel by plane before the course?

No, he didn't. Because the writer hated flying and couldn't get on the plane.
3 Why was the writer’s phobia a problem?

Because the writer loved travelling but hated flying. And that is problem.
4 Who taught the writer how to relax on a plane?

A psychologist taught him how to relax on a plane.
5 What did the people do when the flight started?

When the flight started some people held hands, and some people cried.
6 What did the writer do after his flight?

After flight he booked a ticket to see brother in Hong Kong.

Fear of flying
If you don't like flying, you are not alone. Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias in the world. More than 10 million British adults are afraid of flying. In America, this number is more than 25 million. Many famous people hate or hated flying: Ronald Reagan, Aretha Franklin, Mohammed Ali, Cher and Billy Bob Thornton are only some examples.
I hated flying. I knew that planes were very safe, that they were safer than cars (about 29 times safer), and the chances of being in a plane accident were about 0.0000000004%. But every time I was at the airport, I felt terrible. I couldn't get on the plane. The only problem was that I loved travelling. And if you love travelling and hate flying, that is a problem.
After many years, I decided to do something. A friend told me about a special course for people like me. It was a one-day course at the airport. There were more than 100 people on this course. The first part of the course was a class with a pilot. He explained exactly how a plane 20 works, and showed us all the different parts. I liked that because it helped me a lot. Then we had a long talk with a psychologist. She gave us information about phobias and taught us a relaxation technique.
Then we had the most difficult part, a 45-minute flight. We were all still very nervous. Some people held hands, and some people cried. But we all did it. At the end of the flight, I felt nervous and tired but very happy. I could get on a plane and survive. The next day, I booked a ticket to see my brother in Hong Kong. It was the first time I visited him.
That was three years ago, and I don't mind flying now. But I don't like eating on planes, and no course can help me with that!
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