Find a map of the MTR. What are the English names of the MTR lines? Highlight the English names of the five MTR stations nearest your home.
50Project 1 – Transportation – Task 1Activity 3Match the numbers to the facts related to transportation in Hong Kong.1 4 10 12 13 16 26 82 4,350 18,138The Star Ferry Company Ltd was founded in 1888. The fleet of __(1)__ ferries operates __(2)__ routes across the harbour, carrying more than 70,000 passengers a day, or __(3)__ million a year. As of 2005, there were __(4)__ taxis in Hong Kong. Taxis carry an average of __(5)__ million passengers each day.Minibuses carry a maximum of __(6)__ seated passengers. By 2005, there were __(7)__ public light buses in Hong Kong.The tram rail system is __(8)__ kilometres long.There are altogether __(9)__ lines in the MTR system, with a total of __ (10)__ railway stations.Once you have completed the above activities, submit the following to your teacher:The map of Hong Kong (downloaded from a web site) labelled with the 11 places from Activity 1.The map of Hong Kong (downloaded from a web site) labelled with the 18 districts.The MTR map labelled in English with the five station names nearest your home.1.2.3.
Language for transportation51Project 1 – Transportation – Task 1FAST FACTSDo you know that:Hong Kong has three cross harbour tunnels?Hong Kong has 11 road tunnels, 9 highways and 8 bridges?Hong Kong has more than 1,800km of paved highway?And . . .According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the passenger terminal of the Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s largest airport terminal building. Victoria Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the world. An average of 220,000 ships visit the harbour each year. The container port in Hong Kong is one of the busiest in the world. The Kwai Chung Terminal operates 24 hours a day. About 400 container ships serve Hong Kong weekly. The Mid-levels Escalator is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The Mid-levels Escalator consists of 20 escalators and 3 moving walkways (or travelators). It is 800 metres long, and climbs 135 vertical metres. The total travel time is 20 minutes, but most people walk while the escalator moves to shorten the travel time.Describing modes of transportIn general, use ‘by + noun’ with no article.e.g. I go to work by MTR and minibus.‘On’ can also be used for describing means of transport.e.g. There were two people in/on the bus.==Common verbs used when describing transport include:e.g. I need to catch/get the train at noon.e.g. I ride/take the bus every morning.Vocabulary helperelevator escalatorMTR tramferry taxiOctopus card double-deckerbus stop destinationfare routesafety belt urban / ruraltoll tunnel/ bridgetraffic / traffic jam peak hours passenger highwaybus lane ferry piermoving walkway travelatorferry terminal, bus terminal, bus stationfast ferry, hydrofoil, TurboJet, minibus [red, green, blue]funicular railway (The Peak Tram)
52Project 1 – Transportation – Task 1FAST FACTSHONG KONG TRANSPORTATIONAcrossDown4The Mid-levels Escalator consists of 20 escalators and 3 moving (or travelators).