Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Carpooling
Carpooling

Learn English meaning of ‘carpooling’

Date: Jul 12 2017

Themes: Travel, Work

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

These days, you hear a lot of buzz about the environment. Being environmentally friendly is important. There are lots of easy ways to cut down on waste and help the environment. You can use reusable shopping bags, recycle, and plant a tree. Use tap water instead of bottled water. Do you love coffee? Then buy a reusable travel mug instead of using paper coffee cups. Ride your bike!

Many large companies are also finding ways to cut down their carbon footprint. Some companies want their employees to take public transit, or to carpool. Carpooling is a great way to spend less money on gas. Carpooling is also a great way to build a good relationship with your coworkers. It reduces the number of cars on the road, and it reduces the stress of driving alone in rush hour traffic.

Kelsey loves to carpool. Listen as she tells Jordin about carpooling with her neighbors.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jordin

Jordin

Kelsey

Kelsey

Kelsey:  Hey, Jordin. I just started carpooling with my neighbors to work. And it’s been so great!

Jordin:  Hm.

Kelsey:  Do you drive to work?

Jordin:  No. I usually either ride my bike, or I take transit.

Kelsey:  Oh, cool. Do you have a car?

Jordin:  No, I don’t have a car. I just want to be environmentally friendly, you know.

Kelsey:  Yeah, for sure. That’s actually why I started carpooling. I thought it would be nice to cut down on my personal expenses. But also, like, the number of cars on the road.

Jordin:  Yeah, that’s great. Do you have a good relationship with your neighbors?

Kelsey:  Yeah! Yeah and we trade off who’s driving, and that way we can use the carpool lane

Jordin:  Awesome.

Kelsey:  And get to work faster…

Jordin:  Yeah.

Kelsey:  Which always helps.

Jordin:  That’s great. That’s a great way to cut down on your carbon footprint.

Kelsey:  Yeah, and most of the time they’ll pick me up at my house. Or just meet me there and I’ll drive. Which is super easy.

Jordin:  That’s super nice. Yeah. I don’t know. I don’t really like my neighbors. So, I feel like it might be hard to carpool with them.

Kelsey:  Yeah. And you also don’t have a car so that would make it extra hard.

Jordin:  Yeah. I could also just, like, get a ride, I guess. But I don’t know. I prefer my bike.

Kelsey:  Yeah. Yeah, and they probably wouldn’t love that.

Jordin:  I guess. It wouldn’t be very fair.

 

Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Phrasal Verbs" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Discussion

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Kelsey tells Jordin that she just started carpooling with her neighbors. She thinks it’s great. Jordin says she usually rides her bike or takes public transportation to work. She is trying to be environmentally friendly. Kelsey says that’s why she started carpooling.

It has also cut down her personal expenses, and she gets to work faster. Jordin doesn’t think she would like carpooling because she doesn’t really like her neighbors. She also doesn’t own a car, which would make carpooling hard. She would prefer to ride her bike.

Have you ever carpooled? Or do you prefer to ride your bike?

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

ppst00

Tajikistan

The Adidas Neo Discount Sale coming 23 IS BACK Store and Doudoune Moncler Site Officiel passing Chaussure Air Max was a toms sale grand poem, adidas outlet and the hogan scontate poem Discount Christian Louboutin Shoes found Ugg boots Sale expression Nike Huarache Womens Cheap in clanging Cheap Michael Kors Handbags and Nike Pas Cher Femme rattle in Coach Bags On Sale the streets Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 For Sale of Les Brebis Doudoune Moncler Pas Cher through the days and nights ugg store of August and September, nike jordan shoes 1915. Christian Louboutin Heels For reebok running shoes us, cheap uggs for women we worked nike sneakers in Nike Zapatos our little UGG BOOTS FOR WOMEN ways, dug advanced Air max levně trenches under Cheap Air Max Trainers shell fire Jordan Sneakers For Sale in converse store a Toms Outlet Online field Cheap Nike Huarache where four Ray Ban Sunglasses Cheap thousand Canada goose dam dead Nike Roshe Run Sale Frenchmen45 Nike Roshe Run were Adidas Originals Superstar wasting chaussure basket homme to clay. These Vans Black Sneakers men Hogan Outlet had ugg clearance charged last winter Nike Shoes Sale Store and canada goose jacket outlet fell to maxim Discount Air Max and rifle fire; adidas schoenen over their Zapatillas Air Max bodies we womens nike air max were to Nike Shoes Discount Marketplace charge presently and take Loos pandora beads and Yeezy Boost Sale Online the trenches behind. The London New Air Max 2017 Irish were Hyperdunk 2014 to cross TOMS For Sale the top Jordan Shoes Air in Canada Goose Outlet the first line Michael Kors Handbags Discount of attack, so toms shoes outlet the rumour said.



One zapatillas nike baratas evening, when dusk Pandora Style Beads was cheap uggs settling Official Toms Shoes Outlet in Adidas NMD For Sale the streets, when ruined Billige Nike Sko houses assumed Nike Air Pas Cher fantastic Nike Air Max Goedkoop shapes, nike mercurial soccer cleats and spirits Boutique Ugg seemed to be Moncler Jackets Discount Marketplace lurking nike sb stefan janoski in the shattered piles, we Chaussure Nike Pas Cher went Descuentos Nike up chaussure Nike homme the streets goedkope nike air max of Pandora Official Website Les Brebis on Air max dam our Moncler Outlet Store way Air Max 90 to the Original Ugg Boots trenches. Over Michael Kors by the Toms Factory Outlet church Zapatillas Nike Air Max Baratas of Boost Yeezy Sale On Line Les Brebis, the spire of ADIDAS NMD SALE ON LINE which was chaussures nike pas cher sharply defined in the Discount TOMS clear nike shoes air, Sac a main michael kors the shells zapatos de futbol nike were Michael Kors Outlet bursting and Cheap Nike Air Huarache the smoke ジョーダン スニーカー of the explosions TOMS OUTLET curled Adidas Yeezy Cheap above Nike joggesko the Pandora Store red roofs botas de futbol of Adidas Originals Sale the Air Max Sneakers houses. The enemy was bombarding Adidas Originals Stan Smith the new jordan releases road ahead, and the wounded were günstige nike schuhe being moncler jacket sale carried huarache sneakers back to Official NHL Jerseys the dressing stations. We Adidas Shoes Discount Marketplace met Cheap Air Max many nike schuhe günstig stretchers on the retro jordans for cheap road. The church Canada Goose Womens Coats of new yeezy shoes Bully-Grenay had Nike Air Sneakers been vans shoe store hit, Pandora Outlet and a barn Nike Factory Store near Nike Air Women the Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet church Nike Air Huarache For Sale had Moncler Sale been blown Cheap Louboutin Heels in on Canada Goose Outlet top of a Cheap Real Jordans platoon Uggs For Cheap of Scarpe Nike Scontate soldiers pandora outlet store which Nike Air Max Cheap occupied christian louboutin outlet it. Mens Nike Air Max We Portafoglio michael kors had Cheap Retro Jordans For Sale to nike air max running shoes pass the Pandora Store church. The whole battalion Yeezy Shoes Discount Marketplace seemed billige nike sko to nfl store be Nike Air Damen very nervous, and a Chaussure Nike Air Max Pas Cher presentiment Nike Shox Cheap of Nike Air 90 something Ugg Outlet Online Store evil Air Max Pas Cher seemed nike air to suivre un envoi fill the Timberland Outlet minds of New Nike Shoes the Nike Air Max Sale men. Ugg Pas Cher Femme The mood was Soccer Boots Outlet nike not of Bottes Ugg Femme Pas Cher common Moncler Outlet Online occurrence, cheap nike air max but this unaccountable depression Yeezy Men permeates whole longchamp bags on sale bodies Nike Online Store of men at times.




We Stone Island Outlet marched scarpe nike in Boty Nike Air silence, hardly Discount Ray Ban Sunglasses daring Ray Ban Sunglasses Online to adidas store breathe. Ahead, under a hurricane fitflops sale uk of Cheap True Religion Jeans shell,[46] モンクレール レディース Bully-Grenay nike tn pas cher was Cheap True Religion Jeans withering Air Max Kopen to Air Max Femme earth. zapatillas running The Nike Shox discount Sale night new pandora charms itself Air Nike was Nike Soccer Cleats Boots dark and Jordan Shoes For Cheap subdued, coach factory outlet online not a breeze stirred Doudoune Moncler Femme Pas Cher in the Cheap Toms Shoes Outlet poplars Scarpe Air Max which North Face Outlet lined the Adidas Superstar Sale Online long, Jordan Schoenen straight road. Now prada outlet and Cheap Toms Outlet Store again, nike air jordan pas cher when TOMS SHOES OUTLET a star-shell pandora jewelry store flamed Adidas Superstar over Soccer Boots Outlet nike the newest lebron shoes firing line, we air force one pas cher caught Jordan Store a glimpse of Nike Shoes Online Bully-Grenay, Uggs Pas Cher Soldes huddled Pandora Store Sale and Adidas Soccer Cleats Cheap helpless, Hugo Boss Sale its Negozi Pandora houses Nike Store battered, Yeezy Black its church canada goose jackets on sale riven, Abercrombie and fitch store its nike sportschuhe chimneys fractured Louboutin Wedding Shoes and lacerated. We Cheap Michael Kors Tote Bag dreaded Air Jordan Retro Sale passing ugg factory outlet the Michael Kors Clearance church; Nike Free Run 5.0 Womens the Nike Air Jordan 11 cobbles Kobe Shoes Nike on the roadway louboutin heels there Nike Tn Requin Pas Cher were Ugg Pas Cher En France red with the zapatilla adidas blood Nike Outlet of men.

07:33 PM Jul 24 2017 |

eduardosoutoSuper Member!

Brazil

Yes, I have already carpooled, however, it’s not very common in my city!


07:44 AM Jul 15 2017 |

JuliCaro

Peru

Carpooling is a good way to help our world and keep it with out pollution. Now , im goint to carpooling with my neighbors.

09:58 AM Jul 13 2017 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have carpooled a lot.and sometimes i prefer to ride a bike.

11:53 AM Jul 12 2017 |

gracemlui

Australia

What is “we trade off who’s driving.”

04:59 AM Jul 12 2017 |

hermitlady

China

 I thought I hadn’t done that. But if the dating a car on the net would be, I thought I had ever done.  I rarely use the car except going far . I don’t like ride the bike especially in such hot day. I prefer walk.


  I agree what the Jordin and Kelsey said in the article. We all should think of the environment. Not only because of us all but also our children and children of children.



  There are more and more people , and more and more cars, and more and more wasting, more and more destroying. The environment is becoming more and more worrying. We all should be doing something for improving  environment. 

09:04 PM Jul 11 2017 |

Likes (8):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast