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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Use this Internet activity when teaching vocabulary for transportation. Students learn vocabulary for common transportation words and then use the Internet (with sites listed) to practice the vocabulary and find distances and prices for traveling to various locations. For a final activity, students choose a destination and use the Internet to answer the following questions:

  • Where do you want to go?
  • When do you want to go?
  • How do you want to go?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How long does it take?


  1. Make sure that the Web sites listed on the PDF file are not blocked at your school before using them with students.
  2. Modify the handout as necessary for your area. (If you are not in Los Angeles, use the closest airport or bus station as an example.)
  3. Print and make copies for students.


  1. Pre-teach vocabulary for transportation.
  2. Students can do the first pages with vocabulary and writing in class.
  3. In your classroom or in the computer lab, demonstrate for students how to use the Web sites listed.
  4. Circulate in the computer lab as students complete the activity to assist if they need help.

Teacher Tips

  • Students will need to know how to type in a URL in the Web address area of an Internet browser.
  • Demonstrate how to enter travel / destination search criteria on travel / transportation Web sites.
  • It may be a good idea to do the first 1 - 2 class practice activities as a whole class.



  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low





Basic Communication

  • (1.3) Understand methods and procedures used to purchase goods and services
  • (1.2) Use information to identify and purchase goods and services
  • (1.1) Use measurement and money

Basic Communication

  • (2.2) Understand how to locate and use different types of transportation and interpret travel related information

Basic Communication

  • (6.1) Compute using whole numbers
  • (6.0) Demonstrate pre-computation skills

Basic Communication

  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology
  • (7.1) Identify or demonstrate effective skills and practices in accomplishing goals
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.