The Wheels on the Bus Lyrics in English and in French

The Wheels on the Bus

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Themes: Traditionnal Song, Talking about travelling on the bus
Age-range: infant-preschool, 6 – 10 years

 

Download the words of the song:
The Wheels on the Bus Lyrics

“The Wheels on the Bus” is a popular american children’s nursury rhyme. This is a really popular song which kids just love to sing along to. The song introduces some great vocab and makes for a good ‘present simple’ lesson. The actions of the song are really easy and mimic what is happening in the song.

 

English Lyrics:

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All round the town

The wipers on the bus go, “Swish, swish, swish”
“Swish, swish, swish”
“Swish, swish, swish”
The wipers on the bus go, “Swish, swish, swish”
All round the town

The driver on the bus goes, “Move on back”
“Move on back”
“Move on back”
The driver on the bus goes, “Move on back”
All round the town

The people on the bus go up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The people on the bus go up and down
All round the town

The horn on the bus goes, “Beep, beep, beep”
“Beep, beep, beep”
“Beep, beep, beep”
The horn on the bus goes, “Beep, beep, beep”
All round the town

The baby on the bus goes, “Whaa, whaa, whaa”
“Whaa, whaa, whaa”
“Whaa, whaa, whaa”
The baby on the bus goes, “Whaa, whaa, whaa”
All round the town

The parents on the bus go, “Shh, shh, shh”
“Shh, shh, shh”
“Shh, shh, shh”
The parents on the bus go, “Shh, shh, shh”
All round the town

French translation:

Les roues de l’autobus

Les roues de l’autobus tournent tournent
Tournent tournent
Tournent tournent
Les roues de l’autobus tournent tournent
Dans toute la ville

Les essuie-glaces du bus font “Swish, swish, swish”
“Swish, swish, swish”
“Swish, swish, swish”
Les essuie-glaces du bus font “Swish, swish, swish”
Dans toute la ville

Le chauffeur du bus fait “Allez au fond”
“Allez au fond”
“Allez au fond”
Le chauffeur du bus fait “Allez au fond”
Dans toute la ville

Les passagers du bus montent et descendent
Montent et descendent
Montent et descendent
Les passagers du bus montent et descendent
Dans toute la ville

Le klaxon du bus fait “Bip, bip, bip”
“Bip, bip, bip”
“Bip, bip, bip”
Le klaxon du bus fait “Bip, bip, bip”
Dans toute la ville

Le bébé dans le bus fait “Ouin, ouin, ouin”
“Ouin, ouin, ouin”
“Ouin, ouin, ouin”
Le bébé du bus fait “Ouin, ouin, ouin”
Dans toute la ville

Les parents dans le bus font “Chut, chut, chut”
“Chut, chut, chut”
“Chut, chut, chut”
Les parents dans le bus font “Chut, chut, chut”
Dans toute la ville

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • discover a traditionnal song
  • The… on the bus go/goes… All round the town.
  • wheels, bus, town, wipers, driver, people, horn, baby, parents

Grammar:

  • ‘Go’ is normal for “make a certain sound”. Cows go moo, dogs go woof-woof, and plates go crash when you drop them. People can make noises too, as in the song. The wipers on the bus go, “Swish, swish, swish” and the horn on the bus goes, “Beep, beep, beep”…
  • present simple go/goes
  • onomatopoeia “swish”, “beep”, “whaa”, “shh”

Teaching suggestions:

  • Arrange six chairs in a line, all facing forwards. The first is for the driver. Call six children to mime the song as the class sings.

 

The Wheels on the Bus from the album 26 Favourite Pre School Songs

The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round by Annie Kubler

 

Videos of the song “The Wheels on the Bus” in English:



Video of the song “The Wheels on the Bus” in French:

Share Button

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment