Work in groups of 3-4 people. Complete the spidergram with your ideas about the purpose of travelling. Share your ideas with the other group.
Read the text and check your ideas. Do you agree with the author of the text? Why\why not?
Have you ever had the desire to wander the world and see what was out there? While some people prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, others have been bitten by the travel bug and can't wait to explore the world. Exotic places call to them. "Come visit me and I will show you my mysteries," they say.
Every year millions of people pack their suitcases or put on backpacks and flock to visit the seven continents of the world. They wander through the castles and museums of Europe, and the cities and natural wonders of North and South America. Some visit the vast exotic cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The great outback of Australia is a wonderland for those who go there. And a few lucky people even make to the most mysterious continent on the earth- Antarctica.
Why do people want to explore the world? It gives them a better perspective about the earth and the people living on it. It opens their minds, it gives them a feeling of accomplishment, and it makes them feel alive. So save some money, get your passport ready, and see the world. It will change your life forever.
Match the words from the text in column A with their definitions in column B
feeling like you have done something important and good
kind of a cute way to say when someone begins to want to travel. After the "bug" bites you, you will really want to travel.
strange, mysterious, exciting, unknown
to be bitten by the travel bug
large amounts of people go to the same place at the same time
view, way of seeing things
to be in the comfort of (one's) own home
something unknown, something that needs to be found out
strong desire to travel
to look around and find out new things
to go from one place to another without any definite plans