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Map timetable customs luggage passport


Can I have a single/return (ticket) to Moscow please? (single = Armavir Moscow; return = Armavir Moscow)

Id like to book /reserve a seat in advance. (to make sure you have a seat)

How much is the (train / bus/ taxi/ air) fare?

Was the journey long?


Read the text about traveling in modern world


Modern life is impossible without travelling. Thousands of people travel every day either on business or for pleasure. They can travel by air, by rail, by sea or by road. There are a lot of means of travelling: by sea, by plane, by car, on foot. Tastes differ. That is why it is up to you to decide which means of travelling you would prefer. All means of travelling have their advantages and disadvantages. And people choose one according to their plans.

Of course, travelling by air is the fastest and the most convenient way, but it is the most expensive too. Travelling by train is slower than by plane, but it has its advantages. You can see much more interesting places of the country you are travelling through. Modern trains have very comfortable seats. There are also sleeping cars and dining cars which make even the longest journey enjoyable. Speed, comfort and safety are the main advantages of trains and planes.

Travelling by sea is very popular. Large ships and small river boats can visit foreign countries and different places of interest within their own country.

Most travelers carry a camera with them and take pictures of everything that interests them the sights of a city, old churches, castles, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, trees, flowers and plants, animals and birds. Later, perhaps years later, they will be reminded by the photos of the happy times they have had.

Nowadays people travel not only for pleasure but also on business. You have to go to other countries to take part in different negotiations, to sign contacts, to participate in different exhibitions, in order to push the goods produced by your firm or company. Travelling on business helps you to get more information about achievements of other companies, which will make your own business more successful.


Why is modern life impossible without travelling?

What is the fastest and the most convenient way of travelling?

Why is travelling by sea very popular?

Why do most travelers carry a camera with them?

What does travelling give us?

How does travelling on business help you?

What means of travelling do you know?

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Trains a single ticket[6] a return ticket a carriage railway first-class second class a one-way ticket a round trip ticket a car railroad business class economic or tourist class
Buses Transport Tram tube, underground petrol coach car taxi motorway transportation streetcar subway gas inter-city bus automobile cab freeway


1.Match the words on the left with their definitions on the right. Draw lines.

1 land a a place to eat on a train

2 fare b bags and suitcases

3 buffet car c it says when trains depart and arrive

4 ship d what you must pay when you travel

5 timetable e planes do this at airports

6 platform f it travels on water e.g. the Titanic

7 luggage g where you stand when you are waiting for a train


2.Can you answer these questions?

1 What is the difference between a single ticket and a return ticket?

2 What does a customs officer do?

3 Does a plane take off at the end of a journey?

4 What do you do with a boarding card?

5 What is the difference between hiring a car and buying a car?

6 If you ask someone for a lift, do you want to go to the top floor?

3. Exercise in English articles.

1. weather over Baltic was said to be worsening every hour.

2. I ordered ice cream and two coffees.

3. How ill she was when there was storm in Indian Ocean!

4. He sent a letter by post.

5. Savoy is luxury hotel in London.

6. This is light French wine.

7. Were sailing at dawn.



4. Read the two postcards, then read the questions and answer them.

Emily Hanks

3 Bronze S



Dear Emily,

Im having a wonderful time on Capri. Im staying at a lovely hotel in the Marina Grande. Its a gorgeous sunny day. At the moment, Im sitting in the towns main square. The sandy beaches here are great and the food is very tasty. I love it!

Im really enjoying myself! I think

Capri is an amazing island.

Love, Ben.


Michael Spell

21 Hammersmith St




Dear Michael,

Were having a great time here in the Rocky Mountains. Were standing at a big campsite in JasperNational Park. Its a beautiful warm morning. Right now, Im having breakfast at the campsite cafe. Bill is still sleeping. The lakes in the park are amazing and the fresh fish is always delicious.

We love it here! JasperNational Park is a fantastic place.



Who is on Capri?

Where is he staying?

What is the weather like on Capri?

What is the food like on Capri?

Where is Kate staying?

What is she doing right now?

Does she like JasperNational Park?

How do the postcards start and how do they end?


Read the text about English language

English a World Language

More then 2700 languages are spoken on our planet. Only about 250 of them have written alphabets and are used in international communication. 200 languages are spoken by not less than a million people. Only 13 are spoken by 50 and more million men.

Geographically English is the most widespread language on Earth. Approximately 400 million people speak English as their first language. About the same number of people use it as second language. It is the language of business, technology, aviation, sport and music. It is an official language in 44 countries.

Today, when English is one of the major languages in the world, it is difficult to realize that in Shakespeare's time for example, only a few million people spoke English.

English has become a world language because of its establishment as a native language outside England, in all the continents of the world.

English it is a wonderful language. It sounds beautiful, it is very flexible, creative and rich. English has the largest vocabulary, with approximately 500,000 words and 300,000 technical terms. And its grammar is very logical. All things are difficult, before they are easy.

The great poet Goethe once said, "A man, who knows no foreign language, doesnt know his own one". Learning foreign languages is especially important nowadays. Some people learn language because they need them in their work, other travel abroad, and for some people studying language is a hobby.


Types of Holidays

We are going on a package holiday to Hong Kong. (everything is included, flights, hotel, etc.)

Were going to have a winter holiday this year. (often means skiing/ winter sports)

I want to go camping this year. (sleep in a tent)

Im going on a walking holiday in the Alps. (usually means walking up mountains)

A coach tour is a cheap way to go on holiday. (going in a big, comfortable bus)

Dont forget to take with you

your passport (if you are going to another country); a visa (a special stamp in your passport to go to some countries); your tickets;some travellers cheques and currency (money of the country you are going to); a camera;a phrase book (if its a different language); your luggage

When you are there

Send some postcards; Try the local food; Enjoy the nightlife. (discos, clubs, etc.); Try to speak the language; Go to the Tourist Information Office if you have any questions. (or the Tourist Office)

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Travelling holidays luggage Ccravan go caravanning boot (of a car) bonnet (of a car) bookings car park vacation baggage trailer go camping trunk car hood reservations parking lot



Read about the capital of Russia and give some more information about its sights.


Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation, the biggest state in the World. It is a political, economic, commercial and cultural centre of the country.

It is one of the youngest capitals of Europe. It is believed that Yuriy Dolgoruky founded Moscow in 1147.

Gradually, the, city became increasingly powerful. Now, Moscow is one of the largest cities. in Europe. Its total area is more than 9 hundred square kilometers and still is growing up. The population of the city is about 9 million people.

Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The heart of Moscow is the Kremlin and Red Square. They have more historical association than any other place in Moscow.

There are a lot of beautiful places, old cathedrals, churches and monuments in Moscow. Now Moscow is being reconstructed, becoming mere and more beautiful. There are more than 80 museums in Moscow. The largest museums are the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery. Other unique museums are the AndreyRublevMuseum of early Russian Art and many others.

Moscow is famous for its theatres. The best known of them is the Great Opera Theatre. Drama theatres are very popular too. The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the famous theatres all over the world.

Moscowis a city of students. There are ever 80 higher educational institutions, including several universities; the most famous of them is MGU, MoscowStateUniversity.

Who founded Moscow?How many museums are there in Moscow?


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