English for Tourism

1. Vocabulary

average accommodation adventure coast cruise beach bookings brochures camping crowded ecotourism delay departure destination entrance fee excursion exhibition flight heritage guided tour decade high season low season leaflet

sunshine holiday national park nightlife package tour atmosphere resort foreign seaside self-catering sightseeing nature reserve souvenirs rafting sights ruins to spend tourist office travel agency to be worth trip mainland vacation island

June c. May b. A month 4. Yes. When would you like to travel? Thomas I'd like to go for a week in June. Multiple Choice Questions 1. One b. I'd like a hotel beside a beach. A skiing holiday. How can I help you? Thomas I'd like to go away for a holiday . b.somewhere in the sun. Thomas needs a holiday. Thomas OK. Listening and Reading Comprehension Listen and read the text. c. Spain c. Here are a few brochures about the Canaries. How long does Thomas want to go away for? a. France 3. Travel Agent Mainland Spain or one of the islands? Thomas The Canaries would be nice. Travel Agent Have you any particular destination in mind? Thomas Spain. Is that high or low season? Travel Agent I'm afraid it's the start of the high season. I'll have a look at the brochures and think about it. A long weekend 2. Travel Agent OK. July 5. Two c. with information about hotel accommodation and self-catering apartments too. When does the high season start? a. None . How many tickets does Thomas book? a. What kind of holiday does Thomas want? a.2. Where does Thomas want to go? a. Travel Agent Good morning. A holiday in the sun. I think. Greece b. Thanks very much. Two weeks c. He goes to the travel agency. A week b.

What's the weather like in Tenerife? a. . both in the sea and on land. Food c. Can you give me some information about things to do here? What do you recommend? Girl Have you visited the Medieval City and the old walls? Thomas Yes. There isn't much to do except go to the beach. because there was a special offer. B. what about a guided tour of the ancient city of Kamiros or the ancient ruins of the Acropolis of Rhodes? Thomas Maybe. the largest of the Canary Islands. c. Culture 4. music and theatre. When he got there he didn't want to spend all day on the beach. Listening and Reading Comprehension Thomas read his brochures. There is always something to do c. so he went to the Tourist Office to get some information. Hotels b. there are atmospheres to suit every taste. a. is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Thomas Hello. 2. In the Atlantic. with average temperatures of 20 degrees in winter and 25 in the summer. What is NOT mentioned in the text. The island enjoys spring weather all year round. as well as the best shops and shopping centres. Tenerife has much to offer culturally and commercially: a permanent calendar of exhibitions. In the Mediterranean. For nightlife. b. but went to the Greek Island of Rhodes instead. Very hot. close to the coast of Africa. Girl Well then.3. b. Which is correct? a. There’s no nightlife 4. And don't forget to enjoy the delicious fish and seafood in Tenerife's typical restaurants!” 1. Reading Comprehension Here is an extract from one of the brochures that the travel agent gave Thomas: “Tenerife. Tenerife is the ideal place to enjoy the seaside or to practise all sorts of outdoor activities. Very cold c. Not hot and not cold. Where is Tenerife? a. but is there anything else to do apart from ancient ruins? Somebody in the hotel told me something about butterflies. In Africa. I've been there and done that. 3.

Thanks very much. b. He wanted to do a variety of different things. The Water Park. 4. 2. In recent years tourists have begun to look for alternatives to crowded resorts. A ticket. Thomas decided to go to: a. yes. and many national economies depend on it. The tourist office girl mentioned guided tours of: a. His girlfriend wanted to go there. Travel for culture. c. A leaflet. He wasn't interested in the beach. b. b. b. The Valley of the Butterflies. c. or simply for pleasure. Travel for pleasure. c. except you won't see many butterflies until next month. An ancient city. The travel agent recommended it. I think I'll try it. 5. and other forms of tourism have developed. Travel for business negotiations. 1. The Water Park. The nature reserve. c. People have always travelled to distant parts of the world in order to see great buildings or works of art. It's a nature reserve and well worth a visit. organised tourism is an enormous industry all over the world. In the past tourism meant travelling to foreign countries. however. Reading Comprehension The words tourist and tourism are quite modern. He wasn't interested in ancient ruins. 1. An ancient city. Or you could try the worldfamous Water Park. . The nature reserve. Thomas Yes. with package tours to holiday resorts in the sun. b. There was a special offer. The last century saw the growth of mass tourism. but tourism is much older. to learn new languages. The tourist office girl gave him: a. Tourism does NOT include: a. 5. There's an entrance fee of course. that sounds like fun. A brochure. b. c. Which is correct? a.Girl Ah. c. Nowadays. Thomas went to Greece because: a. 3. Here's a leaflet. but now it also includes travelling within your own country.

b. Tourism today is more organised. Tourists always prefer crowded holiday resorts. Tourism hasn't changed in the last 200 years. 3. Travel only. Tourist offices usually sell souvenirs and gifts. Reading – True / False Questions Read the text again and answer the questions. 4. TRUE FALSE 2. What is a package holiday? a. There are now many types of tourism. people travelled more. Tourism today is less organised. National economies don't depend on tourism. Tourists aren't usually interested in the weather at their destination. A special offer. A lot of countries depend on tourism.2. c. Which is correct? a. 6. 5. In the past. Organised tourism is now a very important industry. c. b. c. TRUE FALSE 3. 1. TRUE FALSE 4. c. Which is correct? a. A few countries depend on tourism. TRUE FALSE . Travel and accommodation. Which is correct? a. b. b. Mass tourism no longer exists.

A. Tourists can visit the Royal Palace. Camping holidays are not considered as tourism.. TRUE FALSE 9. TRUE FALSE 8...?) How old is the Acropolis? The guide works six hours a day. Travel agents book tickets and make reservations.?) How many hours a day does the guide work? 1. Grammar Practice Transformation Example: The Acropolis is over 2000 years old. (Why did . A. Airline flights are never delayed. For entrance into museums and galleries you sometimes pay an entrance fee. Making your own food in an apartment is called self-catering. TRUE FALSE 6.?) . …………………………………………………………………… 2.. A holiday resort can be in the mountains or at the seaside. TRUE FALSE 7..5..? B.. (How many hours a day . TRUE FALSE 7. (How old . Thomas went to Greece. TRUE FALSE 10. (What can ..

.?) B.. 4. A. The train leaves at 6. Maria goes to Ibiza every year. ………………………………………………. A.……. Forming Questions Explanation: In a question like: `Where did the Petersons go?' the subject is `the Petersons' In this case we have to use the auxiliary `did' to make the question because the subject is not an interrogative word.. (What?) B. 3.…… 8... Example: 1. A.…….... Tourism helps the economy..……. 10.. I go skiing every weekend. 9.. I prefer the trip to Prague.?) B.. …………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………….. The Petersons went to New Zealand.. (Who?) B. 8.. Last year Michael went to Florida. A. (How long does . ………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………. (Which trip do .m..?) B. ……………………………………………………………………. (What time . In this exercise we are going to make questions with an interrogative expression.?) B. The flight takes three hours.…. ……………………………………………………………………. A. (How much does .…………. …………………………………………………………….. (Where does . A.?) B.B. (How old . 6. (When did ..?) B... so the auxiliary is not used.. A..………………… . The guided tour costs 12 euros..30 a. ……………………………………………………………. 2. The Acropolis is over 2000 years old. In a question like: `Who went to Ibiza last year?' the subject is `who' and it is an interrogative word. A..?) B. A.?) B. 5.…..……… 7. Who went to New Zealand? ………………………………. A. ………………………………………………………. (How often do you .

a. A. The first flight departed on time. b. I have never been to India. The guide speaks three languages. a. A.. a. Organised tourism is an important industry.3. 8. a. doesn't she? . A. A. b. The tourists enjoyed the food.…. The guide speaks three languages.…… 4. (Who?) B.……. ………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………. The pilot explained the delay. a. A technical problem delayed the second flight. ……………………………………………………………. b Who did write Romeo and Juliet? Who wrote Romeo and Juliet? Organised tourism is important industry. b. 3. a. (Who?) B. ………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………. Selections Chose the correct answer.. (How many tourists?) B.. Did they enjoy excursion? 8. 2. Did they enjoy the excursion? b. 5. b.……. Forty million tourists visited Spain last year. Did you spend all the day in the beach? b. 6. ……………………………………………………………………. a. How many people did visit Rome last year? How many people visited Rome last year? Who are you travelling with? With who are you travelling? 5.. . 1. (Who?) B. I have never gone to India. a.……… 7. 9.. A... can't she? 6. A. a. b.………………. 4. (Which flight?) B. Japanese tourists take a lot of photos. (What?) B. Did you spend all day on the beach? 7. Did you go in July? b Did you go on July? 9.

One new form of tourism which is gaining popularity is ecotourism. TRUE FALSE 4. .10. are other alternatives. with a package tour to a typical tourist resort. or even cruises in the polar regions. 1. Heritage tourism. Nobody buys package holidays nowadays. a. language tourism. TRUE FALSE 2. On an ecological safari tourists don't kill animals. but in the past few decades other forms of tourism have been developed. True/False Statements For each of the statements below. In recent years many people have started taking two holidays per year. b. Sport tourism. A lot of people travel abroad to learn a language. and now includes destinations on the other side of the world. Sunshine tourism with package holidays in seaside resorts is still popular. visiting historical or industrial sites. Young people are becoming interested in adventure holidays. TRUE FALSE 3. National parks are protected areas. TRUE FALSE 6. and a winter skiing vacation or weekend break. and health tourism to relieve stress. trips to rain forests or national parks. Visiting old industrial sites is not a form of tourist activity. This offers safaris. particularly skiing. choose True or False. Do you want a holiday? Will you a holiday? 10. often in "health spas". while cultural tourism visiting historical or interesting cities is often an opportunity to take a long weekend break. TRUE FALSE 5. and adventure activities such as rafting attract more and more young people.

such as many break more and while an per other even This offers safaris..opportunity to take a long weekend……………. a. often in "health spas".. Heritage tourism. on a safari c. souvenirs b. camping 5.. package c. Enjoy a ____ around some of the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean. A ____ is a person or book that gives tourist information about a place. a.…………. Cloze Fill in the gaps in the text using the words from the box below. a. adventure b. ……….. Gap Filling Choose the correct option to fill the gaps in the following sentences. touring 3.. year. 1... Self-catering b. for an itinerary b. Local c. resort 2. Last year we went on a coach ____ round Austria and Switzerland. often by the sea. a.and more young people. cruises in the polar regions. 12. In recent years …………. People often bring back ____ from holiday destinations. particularly skiing. resort b. a. guide b. cruise 7..a winter skiing vacation or weekend break. postage stamps c.TRUE FALSE 11. a. sightseeing c. a. Sport tourism. guide c. a. tour b. ____ accommodation is cheaper than most hotel accommodation. A ____ is a place where a lot of people go on holiday.... trip .…… rafting attract …………. travel c. visiting historical or industrial sites. and adventure activities ………. Crowded 6. are…………… alternatives. and health tourism to relieve stress. language tourism. trip 8.. postcards 4..people have started taking two holidays . package holiday c. Last year we went ____ in France. with a package tour to a typical tourist resort. trip b. trips to rain forests or national parks.. or…………. cultural tourism visiting historical or interesting cities is often …………. On a ____ holiday your travel and hotel are arranged for you..

a. throw 17. booking 18. resorts 13. When you visit a museum you sometimes have to pay an entrance ____ . Tenerife enjoys temperatures of 20 ____ in winter. crowded b. a. a delayed b. industry c. tour b. environment b. have b. book b. Goodbye! Have a good ____ ! a. suppressed 14. centigrades 15. travel c. grades b. a. I'll ____ a look at the brochures. loading b. hobby 10. mean c. plenty 19. a. make c. a. low 16. retarded c. a. Cheap ____ mean more people can fly more often. economy b. fee 12. average b. flights c. A travel ____ organises trips. industry c.9. agency c. amount c. There was over-____ in our hotel last year. a. tour 20. Ecotourism is tourism which has minimal impact on the ____ . reservation c. degrees c. city 11. crowd c. tours b. Organised tourism is now a major ____ around the world. Is June high or ____ season? a. Sometimes flights are cancelled or ____ . sum b. I hate ____ beaches. trip . a. a.

are other alternatives. and adventure activities such as rafting attract more and more young people. often in "health spas". Sport tourism. while cultural tourism visiting historical or interesting cities is often an opportunity to take a long weekend break. Heritage tourism.11. particularly skiing. . and a winter skiing vacation or weekend break. trips to rain forests or national parks. In recent years many people have started taking two holidays per year. with a package tour to a typical tourist resort. Cloze Fill in the gaps in the text using the words from the box below. such as many break more and while an per other even This offers safaris. or even cruises in the polar regions. language tourism. visiting historical or industrial sites. and health tourism to relieve stress.

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