row of cars
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 12, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

The topic of cars is highly beneficial for English learners as it offers practical language skills and real-life applications. This introduction delves into the significance of cars in daily transportation, presenting essential vocabulary and phrases related to vehicles, driving and road safety.

By exploring this topic, learners can improve their listening and speaking abilities, engaging in conversations about car models, colours, and travel experiences.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Cars

Cars are driven in nearly every country around the world and have transformed the way we live and travel.

Some people love cars and others just see them as a way to go from one place to another.

One of the problems associated with cars is pollution. Electric cars may be a solution to this problem in the future.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • drive (verb)
  • own (verb)
  • powerful (adjective)
  • quickly (adverb)
  • personally (adverb)
  • pollute (verb)
  • pollution (noun)
  • effect (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you like cars?
  • What would be your dream car?
  • What was the first car you had?
  • What do you think is the best colour for a car?
  • Have you ever driven an automatic car?
  • Do you enjoy driving?
  • Do you think electric cars are the future?
  • What is your favourite colour for a car?
  • Do you like fast cars?
  • Would you prefer to have a Range Rover or a Ferrari?
  • Do you think car safety is important?
  • How do seatbelts contribute to car safety? Do you always wear your seatbelt?
  • How do you think cars could be improved?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.