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UNIT 1 The travel bug

Lesson 1: Letís travel


1. Look at the photos and comment on the statement by St. Augustine:



ďThe world is a great book, of which they who never stir from home read only a pageĒ


Use the adjectives below to describe each photo

Positive adjectives: self-appointed, pleasant, expeditious, rewarding, adventurous, memorable, romantic, eye opening, one day's journey, eventful



Negative adjectives:uneventful, costly, arduous, tedious, measureless, fruitless, dull, perilous, plodding

Brain storm

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


travel bug feeling like you have done something important and good
accomplishment 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.
to wander strange, mysterious, exciting, unknown
to be bitten by the travel bug large amounts of people go to the same place at the same time
to explore very large
mystery view, way of seeing things
to be in the comfort of (one's) own home something unknown, something that needs to be found out
perspective strong desire to travel
vast (adjective) to look around and find out new things
to flock to go from one place to another without any definite plans
exotic to be at home, in a familiar or comfortable place


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