Part 1(2).Types of travelling



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Unit Structure:

1. Types of travelling: Vocabulary: Transport 5 Asking questions8 Airlines...10 Quiz: What kind of traveler are you?...............................................11 Reading: Tourism today..13 Vocabulary: Types of tourism ...14
2. World destinations: Quiz: Popular destinations..18 Listening: Favourite places.....20 Grammar: Degrees of comparison.21 Reading: Top 100 places to see before you die ....27 Grammar: Types of comparison and comparative phrases .30 Listening: Moscow and Hong Kong...3 Describing places.37
3. Describing places: Giving directions..38 Brochure language..41 Traveling idioms42 Video: Viking River Ccruises. Europe .44 Writing an advertisement46
4. Accommodation: Vocabulary: In the town.47 Traveling idioms.50 Vocabulary: Types of accommodation 151 Describing accommodation: adjectives and nouns...52 Reading: Youth hostels..54 Comparing hostels and hotels..56 Grammar: Comparisons. Revision. 56 Speaking: Check-in into a hotel..59 Listening: taking a reservation by telephone.62 Unusual accommodation.64 Vocabulary: Types of accommodation 265 Speaking: Reservation in a hotel66 Vocabulary: Facilities in a hotel..69 Speaking: Booking an airline ticket 71 Writing: Sending a fax..73
5. Pair work activities..76
6. Home tasks: Home task 1.78 Home task 2..79 Home task 3.81 Home task 483 Home task 5.83 Home task 6.92 Home task 7.92 Home task 893 Home task 995
7. Independent work: Vocabulary tasks97 Reading 100
8. References111

Part 1(1). Types of Travelling


Task 1.Discuss the questions in pairs or small groups:

1. Do you like traveling? Why?

2. Do you travel often?

3. Which countries have you visited?

4. What was your most memorable journey?

5. What place would you like to visit most of all? Why?

Task 2. Translate the words and phrases. Use the dictionary if necessary.










taxi / cab




Use by with means of transport, e.g. by public transport, by bus, by coach, by train, etc.

Air travel





departure lounge

check-in (desk)

passport control


flight (number) .......


baggage reclaim

window seat

aisle seat

boarding pass


hand luggage

first class

business class

economy class

excess baggage

hand luggage

duty free

take off


Rail travel




information (desk)

waiting room

left-luggage (office / lockers)

ticket office


gentlemen / gents ladies



way out


direct train

standard class (second class)

first class

non-smoking compartment

no-smoking sign

buffet car

restaurant car



reservation single (ticket) return (ticket) discounts student card rail card


Bus travel


bus stop


bus pass

travel card (= rail and bus pass)


Ship travel













ticket collector







cabin attendant

customs officer

immigration officer











on time






Travelling (verbs)



take (a train, bus, plane or taxi)

catch (a train, bus plane, but not a taxi) ...

miss (a train, bus or plane)

change (trains, buses, planes)

get on (a train, bus or plane)

get off (a train, bus or plane)

get out of (a car or taxi) .


Plane travel


take off



How much is the train fare?

Are there any discounts for students?

Is it cheaper if I book in advance?

Is there a train that leaves at about 7.30?

What time does the train get in?

Do I have to change?

Which platform is it?

Is this the train to ...?

Train travel is ...

cheap / expensive.....................................................

quick / slow

comfortable / uncomfortable


Task 3. You are at the railway station. What do these symbols mean?

Task 4. Choose the correct verb:

(get off /get out)

1 We're going to sit here all day in this taxi. The traffic is so bad.
Let's _________ and walk.

2 The train stops at Didcot. You need to _________ here.

(catch / take)

3 Hurry up, or you won't ________ the train.

4 We decided to _________ a taxi.

(get off / take off)

5 What time did their plane _________?

6 Ask the bus conductor to tell you where to ________.

(get on / get in)

7 It's OK. There's enough room in the car.___________

8 I wanted to go to York but I__________the train to Leeds by mistake.

(land / get in)

9 What time did the train _________?

10 What time did the plane ______________?

(based on Chris Barker Boost your vocabulary 2 . Unit 5 Travel and transport. pp. 32-34)


Task 5.Fill in the suitable question word:who, whose, when, what, which, where, how long, how much, why

1. _____________ ticket is this? Mine.

2. _____________ is Ann? She is a travel agent.

3. _____________is the flight to Rome? At 8:30.

4. _____________ is the price of the offered tour? 200 $

5. _____________ tour is more expensive: a package or a special interest? A package tour.

6. _____________will meet me at the airport? Our travel agency representative.

7. _____________ does it cost to book the tickets? About 100 $.

8. _____________ will we stay in Paris? For two weeks.

9. _____________ is it so cheap? Its a self-catering tour.

10. _____________ will you recommend us to go? Visit downtown museums.

Task 6. Use the given information about a tour holiday to write the questions to the words in bold.

e.g. What kind of holiday is this? Its an exciting and interesting tour


Its an 1) exciting and interesting holiday. It lasts 1) seven nights.You have a chance to visit 2) two big centers of Sicily. You will stay in two luxury 3) five-starhotels, the Fortuna in 4) Naples and the Ponte Nuovo in Florence. The package will include 5) half-board with a 6) four-course evening meal in the traditional 7) restaurant. The tour costs 8) 200 $.


Task 7. Write about a real or imaginary train journey, using the notes below.

Last summer I travelled from ...

Journey from / to?

Class / single / return ticket?

Fare (student discount)?

Departure time (on time / late)?



Arrival time (early / late / on time)?


Task 8. Complete the questionnaire


Please help us by filling in this questionnaire. Thank you.

In the past two weeks ...

1 ... which of the following means of transport have you used?

Bus □ Train □ Car □ Bike □ Other □ (please specify)

2 ... how much have you spent on

train tickets?

bus tickets?

3 ... approximately how many kilometres have you travelled

by public transport?

by car?

by bike?

4 ... how many journeys have you made using the following means of transport?

None 1 - 5 More than 5

o bike

o public transport

o car

o taxi

5 In your opinion, what is the best way to travel? Why?


Home task 1.



Part 1(2).Types of travelling

1. Checking hometask

2. Minicheck Revision exercises p.1 TB


Task 1. Write the words in the correct column. Some words can go in more

than one column.

boarding pass buffet car cabin attendant

conductor departure lounge driver

immigration officer left-luggage lockers pass (noun)

passport station terminal

ticket collector travel card waiting room

baggage reclaim check-in desk return

terminus pilot



  air travel rail travel bus travel
places and facilities baggage reclaim    
tickets and documents      

(taken from Chris Barker Boost your vocabulary 2 . Unit 5 Travel and transport. p. 35)

Task 2.Use the words in the box to complete the airport information leaflet.

airline boarding pass business check in

control departure economy first class

flight gate passport hand luggage

security terminal ticket


Make sure you know which terminal your plane leaves from.

When you arrive at the airport find the desks for your __________ (e.g. British Airways, Air France).

Make sure you are in the right queue. Your ticket will tell you which class you are travelling: ___________, _______________ or ____________

The assistant at the desk will ask for your ___________and your __________.

He or she will then ____________ your baggage and give you your ______________.

Please note that you can only carry one item of ___________onto the plane.

You should then go through passport ______________and through the __________check.

Go to the ___________ lounge and check which______________your ___________ leaves from.

(taken from Chris Barker Boost your vocabulary 2 . Unit 5 Travel and transport. p. 37)



Task 3. Work with a partner. Imagine you have booked a two-week package tour together, staying in a foreign seaside resort. Discuss the following questions and mark the answers which your partner chooses.

What kind of traveller are you?

1 There is no sign of your luggage when you arrive at your destination in the middle of the night. Do you:

a think what a terrible start to the holiday and decide to stay at the airport until it turns up?

b take a telephone number and ring back in the morning?

c do nothing and wait for the courier to son things out?

d grab a taxi and tell the drive to take you to the nearest all-night discotheque?

2 At the hotel, you are shown a room which has neither the balcony nor the sea view which you've asked for and paid for. Do you:

a take what you're offered for the moment, but determine to get what you want in the morning?

b refuse to accept the room and camp in the lounge?

smile and turn up the volume on your personal stereo (you knew things would go wrong)?

d take the room, certain you'll be able to swap it later?

3. The restaurant at your hotel turns out to be ridiculously expensive. Do you:

a eat without worrying because, after all, you ar on holiday?

b pay up, but moan continuously?

decide to go on a diet for the duration of the holiday?

d find a cheaper restaurant a couple of streets away?

4. The weather is awful. Do you:

a see if there's any chance of an earlier flight home?

b stay in your room and listen to music on your personal stereo?

organise trips to museums and art galleries until it gets better?

d make for the beach anyway? (You once read an article that said the sun can tan you even through thick clouds.)

5 Doing the accounts at the end of the day, you realise that you handed over a 200 instead of a 20 denomination note as a tip for lunch. Do you:

a go back to the restaurant, certain they'll give you a refund once you explain what's happened?

b curse all foreigners and never leave another tip all holiday?

shrug your shoulders and write it off to experience?

d have an enormous meal at an expensive restaurant to show that you won't let your holiday be spoilt by a little thing like money.

6. Having tried all the restaurants, you are forced to acknowledge that the local cuisine is appalling. Do you:

a feel thankful that at least the fruit and salads are delicious, and resolve to stick to them?

b complain bitterly, and eat lots of ice-cream and sweets between meals - even though neither is particularly appetising?

give up on the local cuisine and go on a crash diet?

d reckon you've just been unlucky so far, and give the restaurants another try?

7. You go on a whole-day coach trip with regular stops for drinks, meals and sightseeing. The rest of the party don't look like the sort of people you'd mix with at home. Do you:

a talk only to your holiday companion and feel glad you both brought books?

b bitterly regret your mistake and spend the day in a bad mood?

single out anyone who looks in the least bit 'your type' and see if you can start a conversation?

d make yourself the life and soul of the party?

8 When you go away on holiday, do you:

a hardly think about what's going on at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you return?

b know there's absolutely no point in worrying about things at home because there's nothing you can do about them?

wake up most mornings worrying about how on earth they are managing at home without you?

d send postcards to a few close friends during the second week?

INTERPRETATION: There are at least four different ways of behaving on holiday. From the four possible answers to each question in the questionnaire, can you tell what they are? Discuss your ideas with your partner. Then find out the answer by turning to page 76.

(taken from Sue OConnell Focus on Advanced English. p. 71)


Task 4. 1. Discuss these statements with a partner. Write T (true) or F (false).

o One in fifty of all workers are employed in tourism related industries.

o The number of international tourism arrivals will more than double between 2015 and 2020.

o Tourists often worry about international security.

o Tourism has only had a good influence on the modern world.

2. Read the article to check your answers.

Tourism today

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