30-Day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 3- Traffic

By Shivam

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Hello, my dear friends out there,

How are you doing today?

I woke up today when I realized there was no electricity in my house.

Oops! How can I forget?

The last date for submission of bills was 20 August 2018, and it was 27th, so the electricity has been cut off in my house.

I immediately picked up my car and went directly to pay the due bills.

It took me more than one and a half hour to reach the office because of the heavy traffic down there.

Though being stuck in traffic is not a pleasant experience to share with you all, but it gave me an idea of what to write next about?

So today we will learn some traffic vocabulary which you might not have read anywhere by now (I guess so…)


I remember it was 20th December 2016 when Mr. Anoop (my co-worker) decided to go to Himanchal Pradesh so we could have some good times together with our families. We thought we would take the highway route when Jane told there has been construction going on the way.

There were severe rain and landslides, which has affected the transport all over the place.

Considering this all, we decided to take a route which was from inside of the city. Traffic was severely disrupted on the lane and if I am not wrong, it was tailing back over 5 to 6 kilometers. The routes were diverted so it could ease the situation but no matter how much they tried, there was always a road hog which made it even more complex.

Someone told there was a shortcut from the left which opens directly to the areas where we had to stay. Seeing the situation, it was clear we won’t reach on time if we waited any longer so we decided to bear left and take the shortcut.

Anyhow, we reached our hotel room; all tired, kept our luggage and slept right away.

Vocabulary to Acquire

Road hog
Meaning- Someone who drives recklessly or inconsiderately making it difficult for others to pass.
Example: The government has decided to fine all the road hogs heavily.

Traffic was severely disrupted
Meaning: Prevented from continuing as usual.
Example: As there was construction going on the main route, traffic was severely disrupted in these days.

Traffic was tailing back over (…)
Meaning: When the traffic is so heavy that it is forming a long queue of vehicles.
Example: Traffic was tailing back over 10kms due to festival events this weekend.

Bear left
Meaning- To change direction slightly towards the left.
Example: You will have to bear left and then go straight 100m to reach the Galaxy apartment.

Routes were diverted
Meaning: To changes the path of vehicles to other roads so as to reduce traffic.
Example: The routes were diverted so as to reduce the traffic on the main street lane.

How did you find today’s chapter?

Did you learn some traffic vocabulary?

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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