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ESL Worksheets: Taxis of the World

 
Level: ESL High-Intermediate

Objectives: learn vocabulary related to using a taxi; share personal experiences and cultural knowledge about taxis in different parts of the world
 
Teacher Notes:
 
Make a list of the world’s 5-7 cities/countries that can be easily recognized through their iconic symbols. Even if your students haven’t visited these places, they might be familiar with the symbols through movies or television programs. For example:
 
London, UK - a double-decker bus or red phone box
 
Ask if taxis can be recognized as symbols of a particular city/country (e.g.: yellow is strongly associated with New York taxis).
 
Go over some common word combinations related to using a taxi on the board. Clarify the meanings as you write these on the board:
 
hail/flag a taxi
taxi driver/rider/ridership/stand
licensed/unlicensed/metered taxi
metered fare
flat/fixed/set rate
 
Put students in small groups, preferably from different cultural backgrounds. Ask to exchange information related to questions 1-4.
 
1. Is there a universally accepted code of hand signals when hailing a taxi (e.g.: waving a hand, holding a hand out near the waist or raising an arm)?
2. Does traveling by taxi require any precautions in your city?
3. Do taxis have a good or bad reputation in your city? Are the locals and tourists treated the same way by the 4. taxi drivers?

What are the 3 most important things for you when riding a taxi?
  
___ taxi cleanliness
___ comfort
___ being charged the correct fare
___ driver courtesy
___ safety
___ taxi availability
___ fast service
___ taking the most direct route
___ driver’s knowledge of the area
 
Mention that ‘cab’ is a synonym for ‘taxi’. (This word originally comes from the French word ‘cabriolet’ - a carriage pulled by a horse, which was used as a taxi in the past.)
 
Hand out the worksheet.
 
In Spotting A Taxi students match the cities with taxi colors and find facts related to taxi services in these cities. Ask to provide similar information about students’ native cities/countries.
 
Allow some time to find common word combinations and make sentences in Collocations. Extension: find noun+noun, noun+adjective, verb+noun combinations.
 
Wrap up with going over the Conversation Questions.
 
Student Handout

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Comments
Friday, June 21, 2013 AT 3:07 PM
Ruchika said:
That's just really dssiuitgng you've got pedo's driving in those cabs. I bet he was an ugly lebanese fella trying to get some.I had a similar experience way back Had this guy regularly give me a ride from the Unanderra Wollies store to my house in Wollongong. The cab fare was great and he was genuinely nice to me.I called taxi services to take me from my house to the Unanderra train station and got my usual driver.As soon as he saw my with my boyfriend he was just so angry and rude. Threw my luggage into the back, drove like a goddamn maniac. Hiked up the price of the taxi fare and didn't even say good bye or anything just snubbed me like an ass hole. Never used this service after that again Obviously, these taxi drivers think that all women are single and that they can have a fling or two with us. Anyone being sexually harrassed by a taxi driver should be reported to the police! Especially in your case you were basically kidnapped and sexually harrassed by that driver.VA:F [1.9.20_1166](from 0 votes)

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