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Put each of the following words or phrases in its correct place in the passage below.

peak

of the beaten track

package holiday

hitch-hiking

youth hostels

leisure

travel agents

off-peak

resort

cut price tickets

People have more money and more ___________________ nowadays and even young people
can afford to go abroad. Many ___________________ offer cheap___________________ for
flights to all parts of the world, so youngsters can avoid the crowded well-known places and
get to less famous areas which are___________________. Instead of using public transport
and hotels, they can travel by ___________________ and stay at ___________________. But
most people prefer some kind of ___________________ at a popular
holiday___________________, which means that everything is arranged for you and the price
you pay includes transport, food and accommodation. Try to avoid taking your holiday during
the busy___________________tourist season. Its more crowded and expensive. If possible, go
in the quieter___________________period.

Put each of the following words in the correct place. Some words must be used more than
once.
trip

travel

journey

cruise

tour

voyage

flight

a.
b.
c.
d.

For general advice about _____________, go to a travel agent.


One day Id like to do the _____________ by train and ship across Russia and Japan.
Were going on a _____________ of Europe, visiting 11 countries in five weeks.
We went on a three-week_____________ round the Mediterranean. The ship called at
Venice, Athens, Istanbul and Alexandria.
e. He once went by ship to Australia. The _____________ took three and a half weeks.
f. Im going on a business_____________ to Paris next weekend.
g. Air France_____________507 from Paris to New York will be taking off in ten minutes.
h. The_____________ from Heathrow Airport to the centre London takes about 45
minutes by underground.
i. On our first day in New York we went on a three-hour_____________of the city by
bus, which showed us the main shights.
j. During our stay in London we went on a day _____________ to Oxford, and another to
Windsor.

Choose the best alternative to complete the gaps in this story. Be careful because some of
the alternatives are slightly wrong.
Many people go on a (charter / package / packed / packet) holiday and book it at a travel
(agency / bureau / office/ service). But we decided to make our own (arrangements / flights/
excursions/ travel). We sent off for dozens of (brochures / handouts / tickets / prospectuses)

and read lots of (companion / guide / leader / phrase) books before we decided which
(marina/ resort/spa/ youth hostel) to go to.
We all enjoy (getting sunburnt / getting sunstroke / having a bath / sunbathing), so we chose a
place with a long sandy (beach/ coast/ seaside/ shore) and some interesting places nearby to
visit if we wanted to go on any (excursions / expeditions/ pilgrimages / sightseeings).
Instead of staying in a hotel, we wanted to save money so we booked a (do-it-yourself / selfcatering/ self-study / survival) apartment with a (look / scenery/ sight/ view) of the sea and its
own (balcony / box / gallery/ porch).
In the photo the place looked (delicious/ delighted / delightful/ discouraging), and the owners
sounded really nice on the phone. But imagine our dismay when we arrived there to discover
that

Travelling and meeting people. Complete the sentences. Use the verb in the correct form.
see off

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

make for

pull up

check in

pick up

get away

drop in

Ill ________________________ you at 8 pm and well go to a restaurant.


At 10 am exactly the taxi ______________________ outside my house.
Phone me as soon as you arrive and Ill _________you __________ at the airport.
Peter and Sarah are planning to ______________________ for a few days at the end
of May.
When he lost power in one engine, the pilot decided to _____________________the
nearest airfield.
You must ______________________ two hours before your flight.
Mary doesnt like even close friends______________________ without phoning first.
On Saturday I have to go to the airport to _____________my sister ________. Shes
going back to Canada.

Put one of the following words in each space in the sentence below.
through
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

call for

at

to

off

in

on

for

by

We decided to go by _____ plane


When do we take _____?
First you must go _____ customs and immigration.
Youd better ask_____ the information desk.
His friend went _____ the airport with him to see him _____
You must check _____ at 10:30.
Put your luggage _____ a trolley.
He looked _____ my passport.

Fill in the gaps with the correct words from the box.
Buffet

coach-station

cabin

deck

departure-lounge

destination

platform

harbor

quay

runway

a. Most of the young people on the boat slept on the _________________ in their
sleeping bags.
b. As the train drew in to the station, Terry could see her sister waiting on the
_________________.
c. I was so nervous about flying that I left my bag in the _________________.
d. By the time I got to the _______________, the express bus to Scotland had left.
e. As soon as the boat left the _________________, the storm began.
f. We hadnt had anything to eat, but luckily there was a _______________ on the train.
g. Im afraid there is only one first-class______________ free on the boat.
h. Tim reached Paris safely, but his luggage didnt reach its_________________
i. There was a queue of cars on the _______________, waiting for the car-ferry to the
island.
j. Our plane nearly crashed into a fire-engine on the _____________.

Choose the correct word.


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

Davids plane was (cancelled /delayed) by thick fog.


The ships owner agreed to give the (crew/passengers) a pay-rise.
The plane from Geneva has just (grounded/ landed).
We hope that you will enjoy your (flight / flying)
Because of heavy snow in London, their plane was (diverted / deviated) to Manchester.
I wont be long. Im just packing my last (luggage/ suitcase).
A sign above the seats in the plane says Fasten your (lifebelt/ seatbelt).
You have to (check in / check up) an hour before the plane leaves.
All duty free goods must be (declared / surrendered) at the customs.
On the plane a (stewardess /waitress) brought me a newspaper.
The plane (took off / took up) and was soon high over the city.
I bought a (simple / single) ticket, as I was going to return by car.

Match the words with the definition given.


an expedition
a trip
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

a flight

a travel

a tour

a cruise

a voyage

a package tour

an itinerary

a crossing

A journey by ship for pleasure


A journey by plane
The plan of a journey
An informal word for journey. Sometimes meaning a short journey
A journey for a scientific or special purpose

f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

A holiday which includes organized travel and accommodation


Taking journeys, as a general idea
A journey by sea
An organized journey to see the sights of a place
A journey from one side of the sea to the other

Replace the words underlined in each sentence with a word from the list.
Camp-site
Hitch-hike
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

book

hostel

a fortnight

accommodation
guest-house

double

vacancy

porter

I stayed in France for two weeks last year.


Its difficult to find anywhere to stay in this town in the summer.
We were short of money so we decided to get lifts in the other peoples cars
Id like a room for the night please. A room for two people.
The place where we stayed wasnt a hotel but a private house where you pay to stay
and have meals.
Id like to reserve three single rooms for next week, please.
It was raining, and we couldnt find a place to put our tent.
Id like a room for the night please. Do you have a free one?
The school has its own place for students to stay.
We gave a tip to the person who carried our bags in the hotel.

TRANSPORT

TYPES OF
TRANSPORT
ROAD

RAIL

DIFFERENT
KINDS OF
VEHICLE
Sports car,
estate car, bus,
coach, tram,
van, lorry
Passenger train,
freight train,
local train,
express

PARTS OF
VEHICLE
Boot, engine,
gears, steeringwheel, brakes,
tyres, bonnet,
guards van
Sleeping-car,
buffet,
restaurant-car,
compartment,

PEOPLE
WORKING WITH
IT
Driver,
mechanic,
chauffeur, busconductor, bus
driver
Engine-driver,
ticket collector,
guard, porter

ASSOCIATED
FACILITIES
Petrol station,
garage, service
station, petrol
pump, dual
carriageway
Waiting-room,
ticket office,
signal-box, left
luggage lockers

SEA

Yatch, rowingboat, fishingboat, liner, ferry,


trawler, canoe

AIR

Aeroplane, jet,
helicopter,
aircraft, glider,
balloon

Engine-room,
deck, bridge,
gangplank,
companion way,
mast, oar,
rudder, anchor
Cockpit, nose,
tail, wings,
fuselage,
joystick

Captain,
skipper,purser,
docker,
stewardess

Port, buoy,
quay, customs,
shed, lighthouse, dock,
deck-chair

Pilot, ground
staff, steward,
air traffic
controller

Duty-free
shopping,
departure
lounge, hangar,
runway, checkin desk, control
tower

Verbs and types of vehicles.


Types of
vehicles
Catch/Miss
Get into /
get out of
Get on /get
off
Ride
Take
Drive
Hail

CAR

BIKE

BOAT/SHIP

MOTORBIK
E

BUS

PLANE

TAXI

TRAIN

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Put each of the following words in its correct place in the text below.
Fare
Driver

sliding doors
rush hour

Taxi-rank

metro

platform
tube
coach

conductor

destination
meter

crow

inspector

escalator

cab

double-decker

subway

conductress

lift

hail

check

tip

bus stop
single-decker
rack

A taxi, sometimes called a _________________, is the most comfortable way to travel. You
simply____________ the taxi in the street or go to a ___________ where there are several
taxis waiting, for example at a station. At the end of the journey, you can see how much the
________ is by looking at the ___________. You add a _________ to this, and thats it! Very
simple, but expensive!!
What about taking a bus? If it has two floors, its called a __________________ and you can
get a good view from the top. If it has only one floor, its called a __________________. Most
buses have a two-person__________________: the _______________, who drives, of course,

and the __________________ (or the__________________ if its a woman) who takes your
money. Keep your ticket because an __________________ might want to _________it. You
catch the bus by waiting at a________________. You can see where the bus is going because
the __________________ is written on the front. But try to avoid the ________________.
Quicker than the bus is the underground (called the___________ in London, the __________
in New York and the ___________in Paris and many other cities). You buy your ticket at the
ticket-office. Go down to the _______________on the _______________ or in the
____________. The train comes. The__________________ open. You get on. You look at the
map of the underground system. Very simple.
For longer distances take a train or a long distance bus, usually called a ___________, which is
slower but cheaper. The train is very fast. Put your luggage on the ________and sit and wait
till you arrive.

There are six typical language mistakes in the paragraph below. Find them and correct them.
The Smiths stayed at a camping last summer because all other kinds of holiday
accommodations are too expensive for them. Every day Mrs Smith had a sunbath, Mr Smith
made a sight-seeing and the children made a travel around the island. One day they made an
excursion to a local castle.