Lesson 5: The Bus Journey

I take a bus every day.
Sometimes, I get a seat.
That is when I look out the window.
There are many things I can see through the bus window:
I see the vegetable and fruit sellers next to their carts.
I see many people in their cars, going to work.
Most of them are talking on their phones.
I know it is dangerous to drive and use a phone at the same time!
As you can guess, I do not have that problem.
While our driver drives the bus, I talk on my cell phone.

A) Please note that ‘dangerous’ is an adjective. It is from the word ‘danger’ which is a noun.

B) Please make your own sentence:

  1. What do you think are dangerous activities for small children and elderly people?
  2. How would you use the word ‘danger’ to tell your friend not to ride a motorcycle without a helmet
  3. Why is it dangerous to drive and talk on the phone at the same time?

C) Please note that words such as the ones in bold below are called prepositions. Pick the right preposition in each sentence:

  1. I take a bus to/onschool every day.
  2. I sit on/atthe bus seat.
  3. He sits under/overthe tree.
  4. I talk at/onthe phone.

D) What other journeys does a person take (e.g. train)? Please describe any other journey,in four lines using complete sentences.

E) There is a well-known old song, which tells us about the words and sounds that are associated with a bus. Please read, and use these words in sentences.

“The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round,
Round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep…
The signals on the bus go blink, blink, blink…
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish…
The motor on the bus goes zoom, zoom, zoom…

 F) Use the words in bold letters to make sentences of your own.