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New York Travel. If you had time and money, what are three places in the world that you would visit and why? Would you travel by plane, ship, or train? Would you rather stay in a big hotel, a small inn, or even a youth hostel? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Option: Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

What kinds of things do you like to do when you visit a new place for the first time? Imagine that you are going on vacation to New York City, and you have $1,500 to spend on your entire week vacation. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Now, write your ideas on a similar topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE. Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah.

Car Rental. What are your major considerations when deciding on renting a specific car? I. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Option: Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. What factors are important to you when renting a car or other vehicle? Imagine that you want to rent an economy car for three days during a trip to California. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Now, write your opinions on a similar topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE. Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah.

Train Tickets: Getting Around Tokyo. Finding budget plane tickets, hotels, and tours packages might sound difficult in Tokyo, Japan. However, after you arrive, you still need to find your way around the city, especially like one as big as Tokyo. What are two of the most common forms of public transportation in your country? Would foreigners visiting your country have a difficult time using public transportation in major cities?

Why or why not? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. What are some ways you can prepare before traveling to another country? Imagine that you are have received $3,000 to take a three-week vacation to one or more of these cities: New York City, Tokyo, or London, and one city of your choice. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Trains: Getting Around the City. How to Get Around | San Francisco.

Problems at the train station. Station manager: Good afternoon. How can I help you? Makayla: Hello … Erm … yes. I’ve just missed my train! Station manager: Ah. Where are you going? Makayla: To Manchester. Station manager: Ah yes. Station manager: Good afternoon. TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases. Welcome to our Travel English section! If you're planning a trip, and would like to learn/practice common English phrases used by travelers, we offer 60 free exercises that will help you do this. This is much more than a simple English phrase book. It's a collection of interactive exercises designed to assist you in a wide variety of possible travel-related situations.

So click on any of the exercises below and start practicing English BEFORE you take your trip! TRANSPORTATION (TRAINS/CARS/ETC.) :Modes of transportation 1 - How are we getting there? BUYING TICKETS (train/bus tickets): Questions and answers 1BUYING TICKETS (train/bus tickets): Questions and answers 2BUYING TICKETS (plane, train, bus, etc.) 1BUYING TICKETS (plane, train, bus, etc.) 2BUYING TICKETS (plane, train, bus, etc.) 3BUYING TICKETS (ferry/boat)TRAINS/TAKING TRAINS: What's wrong? Lesson Plan: A Picture-Based Activity to Enlarge Students’ Vocabulary on Travelling. I’m really happy to introduce a guest writer to you. Maria Jose Díaz is a friend and fellow teacher from EOI Avilés and, in this blog post, she will be sharing with us an excellent communicative activity for C1 students based on pictures. María Jose also runs a blog Ingles en Aviles, which is really worth a visit. Once again I have to cover the topic of travelling with my C1 students.

You might think there shouldn’t be a problem dealing with this theme because everybody likes travelling plus it’s a common topic in the elementary and intermediate levels, which means students are familiarised with it. However, what might be seen as an advantage is a disadvantage for me: students seem bored with talking about different kinds of accommodation, means of transport and flopout versus niche holidays. After racking my brains for a while I came up with this idea to help students talk about travelling from a different point of view. Level: C1 Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Drop everything and go! Last week my friend phoned me and we randomly decided to go on a spontaneous trip to Germany. I left home with no sleeping bag, no towel, about €50 in cash and no travel plans for the way home.

It was going to be an adventure! I took a Bla Bla Car from my town to Paris. I was initially very nervous about traveling with strangers, worrying that they were going to kidnap me and I would never make it to Paris alive. Fortunately, they were absolutely lovely and had even baked cookies for the journey! (But I would still advise being very careful if you are going to travel this way). We stayed with our friend there, whose flat smelt a bit weird but was lovely all the same. After five days, we had finally made plans to head home, stopping off for a day in Paris on the way. Money or experiences? I have just returned to work after two weeks spent in Spain where I visited Barcelona with a colleague and Oviedo with a friend and this weekend I will be visiting Stockholm in Sweden. After this weekend I will have visited 10 different countries in the space of only 7 months! When I tell people about this they either ask me why, or they are quite impressed.

Personally I am very proud of the fact I have managed to achieve this. I love travelling so I can experience new places, new cultures, new people and of course, new food! Sometimes it can be expensive, especially when I visit large popular cities but I always feel like it is worth the money. Many people my age that I know would rather spend their money on going shopping or partying with friends, but I would always choose travelling. I love the experience of finding out and learning about new things, so how can anyone say it is a waste of money? Learnenglishteens.britishcouncil. Europe is a great place to explore, as I have quickly realised! There are so many amazing places to visit so make sure you do it right. Here are a few dos and don’ts which I have learnt during my travels around Europe.

I hope you find them helpful and please feel free to comment with any of your own tips for travelling. DO make sure you save up enough money beforehand. The last thing you want to happen is your trip to be cut short because you’ve ran out of money! You need to prepare financially for your trip before you set off. Some people may go with the intention to earn money whilst they’re travelling but you have to be realistic. DO try to find the best mode of transport. DO spend time choosing your accommodation. DO make the most of the culture. DO make sure that you’ll remember the experience forever! DO meet new people and make travel buddies along the way. DON’T be scared to travel alone. DON’T be tempted to stay inside all day. DON’T be careless. Learnenglishteens.britishcouncil. So after travelling many times with friends or parents, I have only ever gone for day trips on my own.

Last weekend however I went alone to Verona, Italy for a long weekend and it was the best experience ever. I travelled by train and checked into my B&B before exploring the beautiful town. I went out for dinner on my own, at first a bit daunting, however it meant I could people watch and take in the atmosphere of the lovely pizzeria. Afterwards, I allowed myself to wander around the town and enjoy the atmosphere. The next day I walked around the Arena by myself, I walked along the high street, went to the famous Juliet's Balcony, strolled by the river, climbed up a hill to the castle, walked through the Piazze and went to the Castelvecchio. I had a really amazing time and the best thing about travelling alone is that you can be selfish and do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it. Is it better to go on holiday with family, friends, or alone?

There are very few people in the world who do not like going on holiday. Almost everybody likes to relax, to visit new places and see new things. Holidays are obviously great ways to do this but, before booking a trip, we all have to decide with whom to travel – is it better with family, with friends, or alone? Holidays with family can be hard work and there can be many arguments. One friend told me that both she and her sister were in tears after arguing on holiday … before their flight had even taken off. Not everybody in the family wants to do the same things. In my own family, Dad always wants to go to a museum, Mum and Sister want to shop, and I want to go to a coffee shop. Alone. Holidays with friends are not usually as cheap but money always plays an important role.

Nonetheless, travelling with friends can be incredible fun. When choosing with whom to travel, there is another option: alone. Of course, travelling alone is not always good. Learnenglishteens.britishcouncil. As part of my university course, it is compulsory that we spend a year studying or working abroad which is why I am in the beautiful Spanish region of La Rioja for the year. It’s a tough life I know ;). I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring what the region has to offer and it is a particularly pretty area as the vineyards make for stunning scenery. I don’t even mind my early morning commutes to work because I can watch the sunrise over the striking landscape. However, I have always wanted to use this year to be able to travel around Spain in order to discover and learn more about the other regions and cities in this fascinating country.

What is interesting is that a lot of my friends who are still studying in the UK have asked me how I am able to afford all of this travel. Additionally, I make sacrifices so that I am able to afford my travel costs. If you really want to do something, you find a way to make it happen and that is why I am able to travel around so much. Learnenglishteens.britishcouncil. I love travelling so you can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that my local train station would be closed for five months.

The public transport in my area is very bad because everyone prefers to drive. Unfortunately I do not have a car but I realised that I could start carpooling with people who use their cars often. Carpooling is when a driver offers to take passengers in exchange for some money for petrol. As a result, carpooling can be a cheaper alternative to public transport because everyone in the car shares the cost of petrol. I recently did carpooling for the first time and it was very easy to find a driver. I used a website which lists drivers' profiles and found someone who was going to the same destination as me.

The profiles provided a lot of information such as their first name, age and gender as well as reviews from previous passengers. It may seem quite scary to travel with a stranger but there are some safety measures. I had a very good experience carpooling. Travelling abroad. Adventure travel. Air travel. At an Airport (Nevitt Reagan) I-TESL-J. At an Airport Click the answer button to see the answer. Copyright 1999 by Nevitt Reagan ( This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal. Тема «В аэропорту» (At the airport) | Tea-English — английский язык, темы по английскому языку, уроки английского языка.

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