Bogota Business English and Authors Conversation Club Preview: July 11th

Hey friends,

We’ve changed the topic for tonight’s conversation club at the last minute. We are going to be talking about the Pico y Placa system. So bring all of your thoughts, opinions and/or complaints tonight. We’re going to figure out how to say all of that stuff in English!

The Conversation Club is held at Authors Bookstore on Calle 70 #5-23 at 6pm. Bring some friend to enjoy this cool environment.

Here’s a bit of a preview for tonight’s club so that you can get familiar with the vocabulary:

 

Check out this GREAT YouTube video!

 

“Let’s Talk About…”

Pica y Placa

 

Vocabulary Bank

n. Traffic control system v. to fight traffic adj. effective / ineffective
n. license plate; or

license plate number.

v. to have patience

 

adj. patient
n. even number; or odd number. v. to end with adj.  delayed

i.e. I’m delayed in traffic so I’ll arrive late.

n. rush hour n. commute v. to carpool adj. congested or adj. jammed

i.e.  The streets are really congested (or jammed) during rush hour.

*Do you know what all of these words mean? Discuss with your group or ask a native speaker if you need clarification! Try to figure them out!

Conversation  topics…

  1. Pico y placa? What do you think, good or bad? Effective or ineffective? How does this traffic control system work?
  2. What number does your license plate end with? Would prefer your license plate to end with an even or odd number?
  3. How long does rush hour last in Bogota? What do you do while you’re stuck in traffic?
  4. Name 5 things you think could help improve traffic in our city. What can you do to promote these things?
  5. How long is your commute to the office and/or school? If you drive a car, have you ever tried to organize a carpool with your friends, colleagues or neighbors?

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