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Vehicles and Transportation Vocabulary in English

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In this lesson, we’ll learn vehicles and transportation vocabulary in English through pictures.

Transportation is a fundamental aspect of our daily lives, and the vocabulary associated with vehicles and modes of transportation is equally important. From cars and buses to trains and airplanes, there is a wide range of transportation options available, each with its own unique set of terms and jargon.

Vehicles and Transportation Vocabulary

Learn Vehicles Names in English 

Here are the names of some vehicles used in transportation in English

  • Van – A van is a type of road vehicle used for transporting goods or people.
  • Taxi – A taxi is a vehicle for hire with a driver.
  • Police car – A police car is a ground vehicle used by police for transportation during patrols and to enable them to respond to incidents.
  • Bus – A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
  • Ambulance – An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation, from or between places of treatment, and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient.
  • Scooter – A scooter is a type of motorcycle with step-through frame and a platform for the rider’s feet.
  • Mountain bike – share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
  • Bicycle – A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.
  • Fire engine – A fire engine (also known in some territories as a fire apparatus, fire truck, or fire appliance) is a vehicle designed primarily for firefighting operations.
  • Forklift – A forklift (also called lift truck, fork truck, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials over short distances.
  • Tractor – A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.
  • Dump truck – A dump truck (known in the UK as a dumper/tipper truck) is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or demolition waste) for construction.
  • Aerial tramway – An aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion.
  • Helicopter – A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally.
  • Airplane – An airplane is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller.
  • Train – A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.

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Vehicles and Transportation Vocabulary in English

Humberto Gonzalez

Monday 24th of February 2020

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Monday 15th of January 2018

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Wai Yan

Friday 12th of January 2018

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