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ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY

 

ü Journeyn. (plural journeys) an act of travelling from one place to another: an eight-hour train journey; a long and often difficult process of personal change and development: her spiritual journey towards Roman Catholicism. e.g. I was excited with my characters journey in the film. 2. v. (journeys, journeying, journeyed) travel somewhere: they journeyed south.

ü Cruise/kruːz/ v. 1.sail about in an area without a precise destination, especially for pleasure: e.g. they were cruising off the California coast; she cruised the canals of France in a barge. 2. take a holiday on a ship or boat following a predetermined course, usually calling in at several places; travel or move slowly around without a specific destination in mind: e.g. a police van cruised past us; teenagers were aimlessly cruising the mall. 3. a voyage on a ship or boat taken for pleasure or as a holiday and usually calling in at several places: e.g. a cruise down the Nile. Phrases:cruising for a bruising informal heading or looking for trouble.

ü Expedition 1. a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war: e.g. an expedition to the jungles of the Orinoco; 2. formal promptness or speed in doing something: e.g. the landlord shall remedy the defects with all possible expedition.

ü Flight n.1. the action or process of flying through the air: e.g. an eagle in flight, the history of space flight; 2. an act of flying; a journey made through the air or in space, especially a timetabled journey made by an airline: e.g. a return flight from Gatwick to Berlin. 3. relating to or denoting archery in which the main concern is shooting long distances: e.g. short, light flight arrows; 4. a series of steps between floors or levels: e.g. I climbed the three flights of stairs which led to his office. Phrases:in full flight escaping as fast as possible: soon the infantry were in full flight. The enemy was in a full flight; put someone/thing to flight cause someone or something to flee: the hussars would have been put to flight

ü Hike n. 1. a long walk or walking tour: e.g. a five-mile hike across rough terrain; 2. informal a long distance: e.g. its such a hike from Adelaide to Perth. v. 1. walk for a long distance, especially across country: e.g. they hiked across the moors; (as noun hiking) she enjoys hiking and climbing in her spare time. 2. increase (something, especially a price) sharply: e.g. the government hiked up the price of milk by 40 per cent.

Phrases: take a hike used as an expression of irritation or annoyance, e.g. Okay, I've had it with you, take a hike!

ü Outing n. 1. a trip taken for pleasure, especially one lasting a day or less: e.g. a family outing to Weston-super-Mare; 2. a brief journey from home: e.g. her daily outing to the shops.

ü Package holiday n. 1. a holiday organized by a travel agent, with arrangements for transport, accommodation, etc., made at an inclusive price.



ü Safari n. (plural safaris) an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in East Africa: e.g. one week on safari

ü Tour n. 1. a journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited: e.g. a motoring tour of Scotland; 2. a short trip to or through a place in order to view or inspect something: e.g. a tour of the White House; 3. a journey made by performers or a sports team, in which they perform or play in several different places: e.g. Irelands eight-match tour of New Zealand.

ü Trip v. 1. catch ones foot on something and stumble or fall: e.g. he tripped over his cat; she tripped up during the penultimate lap; she shot out her foot to trip him up; (trip up) make a mistake: e.g. taxpayers often trip up by not declaring taxable income. 2. walk, run, or dance with quick light steps: e.g. they tripped up the terrace steps.

n. 1. a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure: e.g. Sammys gone on a school trip; a trip to America.

Phrases:trip the light fantastic humorous dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing.

Voyage/ˈvɔɪɪdʒ/ n. 1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space: e.g. his voyage to America. v. 1. go on a voyage: e.g. he spent part of his life voyaging along the South African coast.


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