Transportation Vocabulary & Phrasal Verbs – GET ON, GET OUT OF, RIDE, GO

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Hello. How are you? Today, we’re going to
learn about getting around. This means taking public transportation or talking about how
you got somewhere or how you’re going to go somewhere. All of the examples I’ve written
in the past tense because somebody might ask you, “How did you get here?” “What? I flew
because I have a magic carpet. That’s how. Why?” We have different ways of getting places.
Verbs: You can say, “I took a ‘bus’, a ‘train’, a ‘cab’, or a ‘taxi’.” “Cab” and “taxi” are the same.
Or you can take a “plane”. So with all of these nouns — “plane”, “cab”, “taxi”,
“train”, “bus” — you’re going to use the verb “took”. There are no exceptions. You
cannot say, “I rode a bus. I rode a train.” It’s wrong. “Rode” means that you were on
top of the bus or on the train doing some bus surfing — didn’t happen. I hear people say this a lot, “How did you
get here?” “I ride car.” “Wow. What were you doing on top of the car?” If you “ride” something,
you’re always on top of it. What can you — what can you ride? I can ride a bicycle. So “ride”
literally means you’re on top of something. Tell me what you can ride. You can ride a
bicycle, a motorcycle, a scooter, a moped. If you’re on top of it,
you’re riding it — a horse. “I go by car.” No, no, no. These, unfortunately, are wrong.
We don’t say, “I go by car” or “I ride car.” We say, very easily, past tense
of the verb “drive”: “drove”. “How did you get here?” “I drove.” You do not need to say,
“I drove by car” because you’re not driving a bus; you’re not driving an airplane; you’re
not driving a train. Very simply, you can say, “I drove.” Another thing that I hear people say is, “I
go by foot.” “One foot? You have one foot? Did you hop here the whole time? You must be tired.
You go by foot? Wow.” Maybe you only have one foot. That’s cool. You should
drive or take a bus. Another thing: “I walk on foot.” This means that you take your hands,
and you literally put them underneath your feet and you walk — if this is your foot
— you walk on your hands. This is painful. I do not recommend this. I would not literally
want to walk on my hands. Please don’t walk on your feet. Do not walk on your hands. “I walk
on your foot” would be, “I’m sorry” — walk on hands, walk on feet. You’d be stepping on
your feet, and you would never get anywhere. You just want to say, “I walked.” “How did
you get here today, Ronnie?” “I walked.” Another thing that’s really confusing in English
— and I understand why — is when to use the phrasal verb “got on” or “got off”, and
when to say “got in” or “got out”. So as an example, we would say, “I got off the train.”
Let’s write that down. Or you can say, “I got on the train.” Also, we use this with a bus.
So you can say, “I got on the bus” and “I got off the bus.” You don’t need to use extra words.
Like, you don’t want to say, “I got off on the bus.” You don’t want to say,
“I got the train off.” Unnecessary. Please do not use extra words when you say this.
You’re just going to say, “I got on” — the verb — the noun. Or “I got off”, the noun. “Train”, “bus”, and the “plane”, or an “airplane”.
So think about this: What does — or what do trains, buses, and airplanes have in common?
No? Nothing? No? Okay. A train, a bus, or an airplane has many people. You can think
of it as something that is public or very large. So a train, a bus, or an airplane,
you have to pay. It’s really big, and you can fit many people on it. So you’re going
to get on or get off something that is very big. You’re going to get off something that’s very big.
Or if it’s public transportation, you can fit many people. “In” and “out”. So “I got in” or “I got out.”
You’re going to say, “I got in the taxi.” Or you can say — same word — “I got in the
cab.” Also, you can say, “I got in ‘a’, ‘my’, or ‘the’ car.” So what does a taxi and a car or
a cab have in common? Do you know the answer? They are private; there aren’t a lot of people
in your car or in your taxi; and they’re small, which means they can’t have as many people as
on a train, a bus or an airplane. So you’re going to say, “I got in the taxi, and I came
to school.” Or “I got out of the taxi, and I went to the bar.” What about “subway”? What do you think? Do
you think the subway is big and public, or do you think it’s private and small? It’s
big and public. So when you use “subway”, you say “I got on” or
“I got off the subway.” How do you get to work? How do you get to school?
Do you drive? Do you walk? Do you bicycle? I bicycle. I love my bicycle. As
I told you before, when we use “bicycle”, we ride it. So I can say, “I ride my bike”
— it’s unnecessary to say “bicycle”. We can just say “bike”. And the past tense — does
anyone know the past tense of “ride”? It’s a little strange. We’d say, “I
rode.” “I rode my bike here today.” How did you get here today? Tell me. Bye.


J C · October 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm

thank you !!! you are the best !!!

Rafael da Silva Santos · October 7, 2018 at 2:33 am

Ronnie speaks very well

ayoub raeisi · October 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

Oh my god
.she is so funny ..i love her way to teach

yasemin kaya · October 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

i walked like that i did everyday (6 km) down the path, to the sea. 🙂 This is Italia and 🙂 you are so pretty 🙂

WWE Immortals Gamer · October 16, 2018 at 2:27 am

😂😂haha I flew because I had a magic carpet

SERENITY EFRON · October 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

this is im looking for

Saleh Kresha · October 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm

How can I tell that I go to school by car but I do not drive my brother drives the car

Анатолий Лысяк · November 2, 2018 at 2:17 am

Thanks for your lesson!!!! Finally I understood))))))

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ali kaboo · November 20, 2018 at 3:20 am

Really i love you and the way for studying. .ma teacherrrrrr

jhunesio baguis · November 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm

Very impressive way of teaching.thank you very much mam Ronnie..I alway watching your video very helpful to me..jhune from Philippine 🙏😘

Priscila Rodrigues · November 26, 2018 at 12:31 am


Winny Winny · November 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

You are fantastic! 😀

Sponge Sponge · December 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Thank you teacher.I wonder about even if l didn't drive the car but l came by it is it ok to to say I drove ,and about question number 6 I answered ride on /ride off but it was wrong why?😓😓

mp agra · December 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm

It's good ur teaching way as well as u r so hot

solls2 · December 24, 2018 at 10:32 am

Can we use this english in The USA some time english different style or meaning uses other country in america I listen from people they are saying I rode a bus .

Gerardo · January 16, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Thank you very much Ronnie, I understand how to use The verbs TOOK, DROVE AND WALK but but I did not understand I GOT ON /OFF/OUT 🙁

Phinchayamol liangbenjapolkul · January 27, 2019 at 6:01 am

Thank you Ronnie.

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Aboubakar Ibrahim · January 28, 2019 at 8:18 pm

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Fatma Al- Saadi · February 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

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Carlos Moreno · February 4, 2019 at 10:03 pm

thanks a lot. Ronnie. I have learnt too much with you.

Marina Cherkezishvili · February 5, 2019 at 8:32 am

You're very pretty Ronnie!Thanks you.I a'm beginner.I'm
learning gladly go with you😊Hallo from Georgia.გამარჯობაა!👏

Firuza Medova · February 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

You very nice teacher I like how you teach us

ياسر ابو هاني · February 6, 2019 at 4:31 am

Thank you

Preeti choudhary · February 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm

My language teacher taught me this sentence "I walk on foot" after watching your video I realized that we shouldn't blindly trust our teacher….

Wolosmir Amiri · February 7, 2019 at 12:51 am

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You are so amazing

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UsmaN ALi · February 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Ronnie 💝

victoria ng · February 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm

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anwer altmeme · February 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

Thank you, my teacher.

an angel dil pun · February 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Thank you

Jader Júnior · February 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Brigitte Basler · February 19, 2019 at 10:58 am

It is very confusing and wrong. You can definitely say "I rode the bus", a lot of textbooks also say that it is possible to say "to go by car, bus….

الصديق علي الصديق ودابوسن · February 22, 2019 at 6:54 am

good teacher's

greg vargas · February 27, 2019 at 11:12 pm

estoy bien gracias y tu????

son sudu putha · February 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Very Interested and knowlaged video

Ελένη Σαμακλή · March 1, 2019 at 7:03 pm

And the Oscar goes to that lady!!!! Perfect teacher. Hello from Greece!

Lucian Camargo Marmol · March 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm

What did you think ? when you smile and said big…..get off big ……haha haha …. I love your class got double meaning hahaha make me smile and motivated

Cloty Rodríguez · March 2, 2019 at 10:54 pm

Excelent lesson. It help me a lot!!!

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MARCO ANTONIO ALVES MIGUEL · March 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

ow! excelent!

Enok 0 · March 10, 2019 at 1:06 am

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Mohamed One · March 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Thank you

Funda Tunç · March 12, 2019 at 5:26 am

I thank you Ronnie, actully you teach us, like we understand.

Carlos Lopez · March 12, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Thank you!!! Very useful

Trang Nguyen · March 13, 2019 at 12:45 am

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hanaa ali · March 13, 2019 at 5:57 am

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reza m · March 14, 2019 at 7:50 am

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李炎璋 · March 15, 2019 at 4:52 am


Mohammed Rakib · March 16, 2019 at 7:26 am

I road my bick

SAEED SHAMSI · March 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm

the way of teaching is awesome…..learning with funny expressions is so easy 🙂

Yosta nice Busime · March 19, 2019 at 2:37 am


SHAHZOD RAKHMONOV · March 23, 2019 at 10:06 am

I will get off in the next station. is it correct ?

Marco Macario · March 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Miss, for correcting it ,you're a great teacher.

Irving Torres · March 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm

I say I cycle is that correct?

Le Akhil · March 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

Ronnie you are the bus

Safar Ibadov · March 29, 2019 at 5:58 am


Alyaas Saleh · March 30, 2019 at 12:01 am


arely biera · March 31, 2019 at 2:10 pm


Ismail Dahir · April 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I got on the bus
I got in the cab

Haroun Fodil Cherif · April 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm

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An Cinco · April 7, 2019 at 11:47 pm

Mam I enjoy watching you. 😊
You're so funny

An Cinco · April 7, 2019 at 11:53 pm

You are really big help the people like me. I wanna learn more english. –
From philippines

Jerry Asencio · April 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Usually i get on the bus, and when i think that i am arriving too late, i take a cab. jajjaa hi from E C U A DO R

Leon de cemento · April 12, 2019 at 10:34 am

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Funda Tunç · April 13, 2019 at 6:37 am

Thank you Ronnie ! I really love your method of teaching! I walked.

Marcelio Araujo Bezerra · April 20, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Hi!! Good! Thank you! Bye.

Never Give Up · April 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm

You are Super!!!

BHAI BHAI · April 23, 2019 at 9:57 am

Just one thing rewind and rewind

Peniel Pastelería · April 23, 2019 at 2:55 pm

My favorite teacher, I love her!

Chi Ppy · April 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for the lesson. I love how you teach😊

Castiel B · April 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

I got on subway to work.

Ladan Zamirian · April 29, 2019 at 4:53 am

The color of your marker and your shirt 💜

Bud Halasan · April 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Hi.. i enjoyed watching this lesson. I do have one question.. Say if we use a different public transportation, example: Jeep or tricycle? what is the appropriate verb to use?

Raju ghosh Bahrain · May 4, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Where is our new lesson video
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dorob123 · May 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm

Do you know that you are so funny and smily 😍👌.I love your lessons .

Andres Smith · May 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm

Why do you give us these examples in past?

reza m · May 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm


Lydia Olmos · May 14, 2019 at 2:04 am

thanks Ronnie, i get it

Akiko M. · May 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

Hi, Ronnie. I like your English lesson. 💗

Zuly Cárdenas · May 23, 2019 at 2:57 am

And what about the motorcycle I get in or I get on?

Jean-Baptiste valencia · May 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

I am a peruvian child, and i understand your class, thank you

Manouchehr Dehyadegari · May 25, 2019 at 4:52 am

Thanks so much dear teacher, great job.

Брат Магнат · May 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

How about go on foot?

Learn By Travel · May 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm


María Zambrano · May 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Thank you!

Juan Stredel · May 31, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx again

Amer Khataybeh · May 31, 2019 at 7:10 pm

that smile when she said you are gonna get off sthing if it is really big hahaha 🙂

ugaas foodey · June 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm

I'm fluent in English so why I'm here?????

benhamdoune abderrahim · June 11, 2019 at 9:41 pm

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Safar Ibadov · June 13, 2019 at 5:35 pm


Giti Shirasb · June 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Thank you so much

Ahmed Ali · June 21, 2019 at 2:48 am

Kod l

rachid idir · June 29, 2019 at 7:41 am

Hey teacher leave. Me alone.i don't need rid plan car. .really. I want. U ride

Ronald Martinez · July 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Mis Ronny difference between: I got out of the taxi OR I got out the taxi?

talu darko · July 24, 2019 at 7:03 pm

U're so cool that u make me want 2learn English

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