Bogota Business English and Authors Conversation Club Preview: July 11th
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:
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“Let’s Talk About…”
Pica y Placa
|n. Traffic control system||v. to fight traffic||adj. effective / ineffective|
|n. license plate; or
license plate number.
|v. to have patience
|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!
- Pico y placa? What do you think, good or bad? Effective or ineffective? How does this traffic control system work?
- What number does your license plate end with? Would prefer your license plate to end with an even or odd number?
- How long does rush hour last in Bogota? What do you do while you’re stuck in traffic?
- Name 5 things you think could help improve traffic in our city. What can you do to promote these things?
- 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?