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TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases. Welcome to our Travel English section!

TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases

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! AIRPORTS/AIRPLANES:AT THE AIRPORT 1: Looking for the check-in deskAT THE AIRPORT 2: At the check-in deskAT THE AIRPORT 3: At the check-in deskAT THE AIRPORT: What's wrong? AT THE AIRPORT: Questions and answersON THE PLANE: Speaking with flight attendants/passengers 1ON THE PLANE: Speaking with flight attendants/passengers 2ON THE PLANE: What's wrong? TRANSPORTATION (TRAINS/CARS/ETC.) Lesson Plan: A Picture-Based Activity to Enlarge Students’ Vocabulary on Travelling. Drop everything and go! Last week my friend phoned me and we randomly decided to go on a spontaneous trip to Germany.

Drop everything and go!

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! 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.

Money or experiences?

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. 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! 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. 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. 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.

Is it better to go on holiday with family, friends, or alone?

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. Holidays with friends are not usually as cheap but money always plays an important role.

Nonetheless, travelling with friends can be incredible fun. 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.


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. 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.

At an Airport (Nevitt Reagan) I-TESL-J

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. Tea-English — английский язык, темы по английскому языку, уроки английского языка. Airplane - Dictionary for Kids.