17 | Eco-Friendly Transportation

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Eco-Friendly Transportation"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Eco-Friendly Transportation”

Exploring “eco-friendly transportation” is a valuable topic for you as an ESL learner because it offers much more than just new vocabulary for vehicles. It's a chance to delve into pressing issues facing our planet and understand how our travel choices can make a difference. Today’s words will help you expand your vocabulary while becoming a more informed and engaged citizen. So, let’s jump right in!


1 | Commute

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: To travel regularly between your home and your place of work or study.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Finding shorter commute options reduces travel time and environmental impact.

    2. Opting for carpooling or cycling can alleviate traffic and make your commute more sustainable.

    3. Many people commute to work by car, contributing to traffic congestion and pollution.

2 | Congestion

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The state of being overcrowded or blocked up.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Sustainable transportation solutions aim to reduce reliance on personal vehicles and decrease urban congestion.

    2. Finding ways to manage traffic congestion is crucial for improving air quality and commuting efficiency.

    3. Public transportation can help alleviate traffic congestion by reducing the number of cars on the road.

3 | Emissions

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Gases or particles released into the atmosphere.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Switching to eco-friendly transportation helps minimize overall transportation-related emissions.

    2. Public transportation options with lower emissions contribute to cleaner air and improved public health.

    3. Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

4 | Intermodal

  • Part of speech: Adjective

  • Definition: Relating to the use of two or more different modes of transportation for a single journey.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Planning intermodal journeys allows you to combine several eco-friendly transportation options for your trip.

    2. Intermodal transportation systems facilitate seamless travel between different modes, encouraging their use.

    3. Combining walking, cycling, and public transportation for your commute creates an intermodal journey with reduced environmental impact.

5 | Carpool

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: To share a ride with other people who are travelling to the same destination.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Carpooling is a great way to reduce traffic congestion, share fuel costs, and lower your carbon footprint.

    2. Apps and online platforms facilitate easy carpooling arrangements.

    3. By carpooling with colleagues, you can save money and contribute to a more sustainable commute.


Our daily commute choices have a bigger impact than meets the eye. Cars chugging through rush hour contribute to choking emissions and nightmarish congestion, leaving a carbon footprint we can't ignore. Thankfully, the road doesn't have to end here! Exploring eco-friendly options like carpooling with colleagues or hopping on public transport can significantly reduce individual and collective emissions. Imagine transforming your commute into an intermodal adventure, combining a brisk walk and a bike ride with a clean-energy bus ride. Not only will you be doing your part for the planet, but you might even find your commute becoming a more enjoyable and stress-free experience. So, choose green, choose smart, and let's pave the way for a cleaner, healthier future, one ride at a time.

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