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Heavy Construction Equipment

Published: 05.11.2012, Updated: 04.03.2017
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Dump trucks

At a construction site a variety of heavy construction machines are required to carry out the work. In this text you can learn some of the terminology connected with this type of equipment.

Have you ever worked with such equipment? Pretend that you are the man in the picture. In pairs take turns to tell what is going through your mind as you look up at the dump trucks.

Do you recognise any of the machines in the following video and are any of these used at Norwegian construction sites?

   

 

  1. Pair off the English and Norwegian terms for heavy construction equipment.
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  2. Fill in the correct machine in each sentence.
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  3. Work in pairs: Find a suitable video clip of 2-3 minutes which shows heavy machinery used at construction sites. Show this to the class and use mytask.no to make a multiple choice test to be solved by other classmates.
  4. In groups, search the Internet for pictures of as many of the machines as possible and make a poster or Glogster which includes the English names of the machines.