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Записи с темой: travelling and tourism (список заголовков)
15:49 

Funny Safety videos

Virgin america (with English subs)



Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired Safety Video. It features cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson.


Just another day in Middle-earth,


made around the same time as the Rugby World cup which was hosted and won by New Zealand

@темы: English, Sports, Travelling and Tourism, links, videos

21:03 

Videos - Travelling vocabulary

Asking&Giving Directions



British English vs American English -- Car & Road Vocabulary



Traffic & Commuting


@темы: ESL, Idioms&Expressions, Travelling and Tourism, Vocabulary, videos

23:57 

Podcasts - Travelling&Tourism

Space Tourism
What does weightlessness feel like? According to Chris Hadfield, Sally Ride, and Dennis Tito, it’s a feeling of freedom that is difficult to explain.
www.esl-library.com/blog/2014/03/05/podcast-spa...

One-way ticket to Mars
A company from the Netherlands is planning to send a group of people on a one-way trip to the planet Mars.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

Dark Tourism
Have you heard of 'dark tourism'? This is travel to places that are connected with bad or sinister things. Destinations like the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the site of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in present-day Ukraine, and Ground Zero in New York, are all popular places to visit.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

Cruise ships
Footage from the Costa Concordia disaster may have tourists questioning their upcoming vacation plans. While a disaster like this is unlikely, there are other dangers related to cruising that people should think about before booking.
www.esl-library.com/blog/2012/01/25/podcast-cru...

Is there more of the world to explore?
There are many famous explorers - people who have travelled to and discovered new parts of the world. Nowadays, it seems that every corner of our planet has been explored. Technology and modern transport means we can get to the most remote parts. So does this mean there is nowhere left to explore?
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

ESL Lesson Plans On Air and Space Travel - www.esl-library.com/blog/esl-lesson-plans-on-ai...

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@темы: Podcasts, Listening, English, ESL, 6 minute English, Travelling and Tourism

23:46 

Air new Zealand - Safety Video)

13:12 

Travelling and Tourism

21:16 

Discussion points - Travel

Have you ever been abroad?
Where have you been?
Are you planning on going anywhere for your next vacation?
If so, where?
Who with?
How long will you stay?
Are you afraid of going abroad alone?
Could you live in another country for the rest of your life?
Describe the most interesting person you met on one of your travels.
What was your best trip?
What was your worst trip?
Did your class in high school go on a trip together?
If so, where did you go?
How long did you stay?
How did you get there?
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@темы: English, Discussion points, Travelling and Tourism

18:30 

Differences Between a Tourist and a Traveller

Differences Between a Tourist and a Traveller
You may use the words "tourist" and "traveller" interchangeably, but to some people in the travel community, these titles have different implications. It's not necessary to commit to one title or another; however, you can choose to be more of a tourist on one day of your vacation, then be a traveller on the next. Considering the way you define yourself while travelling can help you get the most out of each trip.
Tourists
It's usually easy for locals to spot a tourist among them. A tourist may carry a camera, guidebook and map at all times and wear the same clothing he'd wear at home. Tourists tend to stay in their comfort zones a bit; they may speak only English instead of trying to learn phrases in the local language; stick to major cities instead of venturing to smaller towns or off-the-beaten-path locales; and stay in areas where the amenities are similar to what they have at home.
Travellers
Generally speaking, someone who considers himself a traveller will try to immerse himself in the local culture rather than standing out. If you're a traveller, you may try to explore the less-travelled areas and explore locations where tourism doesn't drive the economy. You'll interact with locals. Your goals for a trip will be to learn and experience new things, rather than to take a relaxing break from everyday life. A traveller may consider a trip a journey rather than a vacation.
Being a Better Tourist
Being a tourist is perfectly okay. If you're most comfortable around other tourists and want to document every sight with your camera, go ahead, but you may find that making a bit of an effort to blend in will earn you some respect from locals. Leave your white sneakers -- the tell-tale sign of the American tourist -- at home and research the way locals dress, then pack accordingly. Don't let your guidebook dictate your schedule; find some English-speaking locals and ask them for advice on what sights you should see. You may discover a new favourite spot you'd never find in a book. Walk the area on foot or travel by the local transportation to experience the place as the locals do instead of taking guided tours or tour buses.
Being a Better Traveller
If you consider yourself a traveller, you're likely already surrounding yourself with locals. Improve your trip by getting more involved with them. Find a spot in town where everyone seems to gather, like a town square or popular restaurant, and spend the day there. Strike up conversations with people of all ages. Ask questions about the local culture and talk about common interests; at the very least, you'll leave with a broadened worldview. Don't turn your nose up at tourists, and don't avoid popular attractions simply because they're packed with foreigners. Yes, the Eiffel Tower will be surrounded by tourists -- but you should still see it too.

@темы: English, Travelling and Tourism, Vocabulary

23:57 

Idioms for Travelling

1. travel light: Don’t pack a lot of items. Bring only what you need.

Please travel light tomorrow. We have a lot of walking to do.


2. hit the road: Depart. Begin a tour.

We’ll hit the road as soon as the bus driver arrives.


3. off track OR off the beaten path: wrong way; away from the main road or route

Don’t go off track. There are some dangerous areas in this city.


4. watch your back: be careful; pay attention to people around you

Keep your wallet in a safe place and watch your back on the subway.


5. call it a day: finish an activity or tour; go home or back to the hotel

You all look tired. Let’s call it a day.


6. get a move on: go more quickly

We’ll need to get a move on if we want to catch the four o’clock bus.


7. a full plate: a full schedule; no free time

We have a full plate tomorrow, so get a good rest tonight.


8. bright and early OR first thing: very early in the morning

We’ll need to leave bright and early to catch the first ferry.


9. hang on or hang tight: wait patiently for a moment

Please hang tight until the driver returns.


10. If worse comes to worst OR If all else fails…: introduces the action to take when no other option is successful.

If worse comes to worst, call the police.



@темы: Vocabulary Games, Travelling and Tourism, Idioms&Expressions, English

11:19 

The Different Types Of Accommodation In Tourism

Hotel - An establishment that provides travelers with paid accommodation and other guest services. Depending on size, location, and amenities, hotels are generally rated from one-star to five stars, but letter grading (from “A” to “F”) and other rating schemes are also used to categorize hotels across the world.

Hostel - Ideal for budget travelers and backpackers, a hostel is an inexpensive type of accommodation, usually with shared bedrooms and communal facilities.

Motel - Originally designed for motorists, motels are roadside hotels equipped with minimal amenities and ample parking areas for motor vehicles.

Cottage - In today’s tourism sector, the term cottage is used to describe a small vacation house, typically in a rural area.

Chalet - Chalets are wooden Alpine-style buildings commonly found in and around mountain resorts.

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@темы: Vocabulary, Travelling and Tourism, English

20:09 

Vocabulary Lists - Holidays

  • all-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together
  • breathtaking view: an extremely beautiful view
  • charter-flight: a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight
  • check-in desk: the place at the airport where you register for your flight and deposit your luggage
  • departure lounge: where you wait for your flight to be called
  • far-off destination: somewhere a long way away
  • to get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle
  • guided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an expert
  • holiday brochure: a glossy publication with details of holiday packages
  • holiday destination: where you go for a holiday
  • holiday of a lifetime: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat
  • holiday resort: a place where lots of people go for a holiday
  • hordes of tourists: crowds of tourists
  • local crafts: objects produced locally
  • long weekend: an extended weekend holiday including Friday or Monday
  • out of season: outside of the main holiday period
  • picturesque village: very pretty village
  • passport control: the place where your passport is checked
  • places of interest: sites of interest to tourists
  • wildlife safari: a holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals
  • self-catering: a holiday where you supply your own food
  • short break: a short holiday
  • to go sightseeing: to look around the tourist sites
  • stunning landscape: extremely beautiful countryside
  • travel agent: a shop that specialises in booking holidays
  • tourist trap: somewhere where too many tourists go
  • youth hostel: a cheap form of accommodation

@темы: Travelling and Tourism, Vocabulary, Holidays

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