Discussion Questions about Transportation

Means of transportation are really important in our daily lives. We get to work, school, the hospital, or anywhere else we need to go with their help.

Nowadays people can’t imagine their lives without transportation and it would be extremely difficult to imagine how did our grandparents travel around a long time ago.

Questions about transportation can range from simple to complicated, but there are constant questions within every field. Some frequently asked questions

Means of Transportation: Bicycles

These are some questions about using bicycles as an alternative means of transportation

  1. Do you know how to ride a motorcycle / Bicycle?
  2. How much did your first bicycle cost?
  3. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bicycle?
  4. Do you remember your first bicycle? can you describe it?
  5. Do you like riding a bicycle in the rain?
  6. Do you how to fix my bike?
  7. Do your kids have a bicycle?
  8. Did you have a license when you first learned to ride a bike?
  9. Do you ever use your bicycle for transportation?
  10. What kind of bicycle do you ride?

Means of Transportation: Cars

These are some questions about cars which are the main mean of transport used in most countries

  1. Do you have a car?
  2. Do you know how to drive a car?
  3. Do you remember your first car?
  4. What was the make and model of it?
  5. How much did you pay for it?
  6. How long did you have to save up in order to buy that car?
  7. Did you have a job at that time or were you supported by someone else while you bought the car?
  8. Have you ever had an accident? Have you ever been in an accident?
  9. Have you ever gotten a ticket/fine?
  10. Do you have a driver’s license?
  11. Is parking a problem in your city?
  12. Do you always wear a seatbelt when you get in a car?
  13. What is the best car you ever drove/owned?
  14. Have you ever driven a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, or any other super sports car?
  15. How fast do you go and how often do you go over 100 mph?
  16. What skills do you need to practice to pass the driving test in your country?
  17. Did you pass your test the first time? What do you find most difficult about driving?

Means of Transportation: Apps

These are some questions about the use of apps in transportations

  1. What do you think about carpooling to work?
  2. Do you have a smartphone app to call a taxi, such as Uber?
  3. What’s your opinion about services like UBER?
  4. What do you think about apps like Waze?
  5. Do you rely on Google Maps or Waze to get anywhere you want?
  6. What do you think about public transportation using apps?
  7. What do you prefer? Regular taxi service or apps like Uber and Didi?

Means of Transportation: The Future

These are some questions about the future of the means of transportation

  1. Would you trust a self-driving car with your life? And would you let your kids ride in one of them?
  2. Would you use a flying car to go from point A to B? Why or why not?
  3. Would you like to own an autonomous vehicle in the future?
  4. Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment and for society as a whole?
  5. What will the transportation of the future be like?
  6. Will self-driving cars be the standard?
  7. How will you feel the first time you get into a self-driving car?
  8. What are your concerns about autonomous vehicles like self-driving cars and other modes of transportation that do not require drivers?

Means of Transportation: Problems

These are some questions about common transportation problems you have in your country

  1. What transportation problems are there in your country?
  2. What form of transport is worst for the environment?
  3. Is traffic a serious problem in your city?
  4. What do you usually do when you are stuck in a traffic jam?

Public Transportation Questions

These are some common questions about public transportation

  1. Do you like to use public transportation?
  2. How often do you use public transportation?
  3. How long have you used public transportation?
  4. What are your favorite means of public transportation?
  5. What are some Eco-friendly means of transportation:
  6. What is the best way to get around for a short distance in your country/city?
  7. What are the pros and cons of using public transport?
  8. How do you get to school/university/work?
  9. Do you think your city has good public transportation?
  10. What do you think of the idea: “There should be more buses/trains in the city”?
  11. How would you feel if there was a taxi strike in your city?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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