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Reinforcing Vocabulary


Ex. 1. Match the words with their definitions.

1) voyage, n   2) journey, n 3) trip, n 4) travel, n 5) excursion, n 6) fare, n 7) ticket n   8) go, v 9) arrive, v 10) border, n 11) reach, v a) a piece of paper that shows that you have paid to do something such as travel on a train, bus, plane, etc. b) a long journey, especially on a ship c) a short journey that you make for pleasure d) the official line that separates two countries or regions e) the activity of traveling f) the money that you pay for a journey g) an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially over a long distance h) to reach a place i) to move or travel to a place that is away from where you are now j) to arrive somewhere k) an occasion when you go somewhere and come back again


Ex. 2. Match the following phrasal verbs with their definitions.

1) see off 2) set out/off 3) take off 4) catch up with 5) pick up a) go to a train station to see someone leave b) leave the ground c) start a journey d) reach the same point/level as e) give someone a lift


Ex. 3. Choose words from the list to complete the sentences that follow. You will need certain words more than once, and some words you will not need at all. Use your dictionary to help you.

a) travel cruise trip voyage journey tour expedition

1) We went on a sightseeing ________ round London.

2) We're going on a day ________ to the country.

3) The return ________ from Spain took 36 hours.

4) We went on a Mediterranean ________ and the ship was very comfortable.

5) At the moment he's away on a business _________ .

6) We had a good flight but the train ________ was awful.

7) How are you going to ________ ? By train or by plane?

8) Would you like to go on a long ocean ________ ?

9) I hope to go on a ________ round the world one day.

10) Captain Cook discovered Australia on a ________ to the Pacific.

11) We can start our ________ towards the mountains at dawn.

b) flight drive ride tour

1) Would you like a ________ on my motor-bike?

2) The ________ over the mountain took two hours?

3) We went on a guided ________ of the city.

4) I took my grandparents on a nice, quiet ________ in my car.

5) Olympic Airways has a ________ from Athens to Tokyo early tomorrow morning.

6) We regret to inform the passengers that ________ 761 to Frankfurt is cancelled.

7) The whole orchestra is going on a ________ of cities in Asia, Europe and the United States.

8) Thank you for flying with us. We hope you have had a good ________ .

9) Can you ________ a car?

10) Can you ________ a bike, too?

Ex. 4. Explain the meaning of the following.

1. To book tickets means .

2. When the plane departs we say that it .

3. When the plane touches the ground we call that .

4. The train reaches its destination later than expected. It is .

5. Tourists have Full Board means that .

6. Camping Prohibited means .

7. The signal SOS means .

8. A duty-free shop is .


Ex. 5. Read and remember the names of the drivers. Think of some other examples.

bus bus-driver taxi taxi-driver tram, train, underground engine-driver plane pilot car driver/chauffeur bicycle cyclist


Ex. 6. Add the missing forms of the words.

verb noun adjective adverb
reserve     distantly


Ex. 7. Ask questions so that the sentences given below were the answers.

1. The airport doesn't take planes because of the weather.

2. The flight is put back because the plane from Odessa hasn't arrived yet.

3. You have to pay $30 extra for your luggage.

4. No, you can't have this bag with you, you must have it registered.

5. Our plane is on the runway already.

6. The announcer has called flight 451.

7. We are flying at a speed of 800 kilometres.

8. The flight was very smooth.

9. No, I wasn't airsick, though the flight was rather rough.

10. Smoking wasn't allowed.


Ex. 8. Fill in the proper prepositions.

1. Fasten the belts, the plane is going . 2. If you have nothing to declare you may go the green channel. 3. arrival your destination you must get luggage. 4. If you want to ravel the country you should go to Domestic Departures. 5. The train ... Moscow is leaving ... platform 3, track 5. 6. The express trains only stop ... large stations. 7. He had a comfortable night... the train and reached ... Moscow ... 9 a. m. 8. I've traveled a lot. I've been ... 27 countries. 9. I'm going to pack my things tomorrow. I'll put my suits, shirts and other things ... my suit-cases and take them ... the railway station ... a taxi. 10. My friends are coming ... my place ... the evening to say good-bye ... me. 11. You can buy a ticket ... the train. 12. Our pilot made a perfect landing and we got ... of the plane. 13. People can travel ... foot, ... carriage, or ... horseback. 14. There are seats ... the elderly, mothers and children in trains. 15. Passenger planes usually fly ... a speed ... 300 km an hour. 16. We've tried many seaside places ... the east and south coast; on the whole I think we prefer the south. 17. The driver has been having troubles ... the engine it's been misfired and pulling badly. 18. When you arrive the airport, have your passport ready. 19. The visitor left Moscow some days ago.


Ex. 9. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct passive form.

1. Passengers (to request) to arrive at the airport two hours before departure time. 2. A boarding pass (to give) to each passenger. 3. Most flights to London (to do) by Belavia. 4. You (not to allow) more than 20 kilos of weight. 5. Your luggage tag (to attach) to your ticket. 6. The continental breakfast (to include) in the cost of the room. 7. All laundry (to return) after 24 hours. 8. The tickets should (to reserve) in advance. 9. All reservation should (to confirm) some days before departure. 8. Tickets must (to register), luggage must (to weigh). 9. Excess luggage must (to pay). 10. A boarding pass must (to shown) at the departure gate. 11. The traveler may (to request) to go through an AIDS check. 12. A traveler may (to ask) to open his bag for inspecting.


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