Autor: Magdalena Bednarska-Wnęk, Aleksandra Kwiecińska
Opis: for students of Transport and Logistics at an intermediate and more advanced of English
The new, updated and extended edition of Transport and Logistics has been prepared in direct response to the needs of students at an intermediate and more advanced level of English, who would like to enlarge their vocabulary in the subject matter of their university courses.
The book provides a selection of texts illustrating sample problems connected with transport. Our aim is not to teach the subject itself, but to provide students with the vocabulary which might be useful in their future studies and professional career.
The new revised edition (compiled by Magdalena Bednarska-Wnęk), consists of thirty items containing: pre-reading, a text, comprehension, vocabulary exercises and communicative activities. What is attractive in the book is a rich variety of tasks checking the understanding, extending and practising vocabulary.
Beside the updated texts the book includes seven new texts to expand the range of topics related to transportation. Another aim, equally important, was to significantly extend the range and assortment of tasks and activities to help students improve their speaking skills.
The texts in this book are divided into three parts:
Part 1: Intensive Reading – Texts 1-9 – involves students reading in detail with specific learning aims and tasks.
Part 2: Extensive Reading – Texts 10-22 – involves students reading texts for enjoyment and to develop general reading skills.
Part 3: Film Based Reading — Texts 23—30 — involves reading texts that can be accompanied by films presenting the same topics (from Discovery Channel and National Geographic).
The book can be used in class with a teacher or for self-study, as the answer key to the exercises is included at the back of the book.
- A hundred years of transportation
- The role and function of transport
- The terminals
- Specific vehicles
- Public transport
- Efficiency in public transport
- Road pricing
- Beating a bottleneck
- Toll truck lanes proposed to improve safety
- Road wars in europe
- Europe by road
- Is driving on the right right or wrong?
- Environmental issues
- Building a railroad
- Transcontinental railroad
- Barreling down the tracks
- Europe by rail – high-speed trains
- Some other high-seed trains
- Building the world’s longest tunnel
- Some special passenger trains
- Pair work
- Answer key