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Essential travel guide


Come this Sunday at 12-00 and meet our new useful topic "Essential travel guide". We are going to create our personal phrase-book.


Say your name, 

Are you good at remembering directions?


Check-in counter

This is where passengers hand in their luggage and collect their boarding passes. It’s sometimes called a check-in desk and the phrasal verb to talk about what you do here is check in.

Check-in or carry-on luggage

Check-in luggage is stored in the cargo hold of the plane. Carry-on luggage (also called hand luggage), is taken onto the plane with the passenger

Aisle or window seat?

A window seat is next to a window and an aisle seat is next to the central passage in the plane (the aisle). Make sure to let the staff know where  you would prefer to sit when you check in.

boarding gate

The boarding gate is the part of the airport you go through to get on the plane. You might wait in a boarding lounge before you go through the gate. At the boarding gate, you will need to show your boarding pass.

Domestic and International flights

Domestic flights are within a country, while international flights are between countries. They may leave from different terminals (buildings) of the airport or an airport might only cater for domestic or international flights.

currency exchange

A currency exchange is a place where you take the money you use in your own country and get it changed to the money they use at your destination.

To access the Internet

Some hotels may have WiFi (wireless internet connection), and should you want to use it, you’ll have to ask how to access it. You could also ask “what is the password for the WiFi?” 

complimentary breakfast

A meaning of complimentary is "free." If your hotel includes breakfast with the price of your room, they may call it a complimentary breakfast.

the front desk

The front desk is another word for the reception desk. Most are open all day and night, and if you need something, you should call down to these people first.

How can I get to ____?

Using this phrase will help you determine how to get to the places you wanted to visit.

Vocabulary list

• Check-in counter

• Check-in or carry-on luggage

• Aisle or window seat?

• boarding gate

• Domestic and International flights • currency exchange

• To access the Internet

• complimentary breakfast

• the front desk

• How can I get to ____?

In groups create a short story with words from vocanulary list.


Watch Video 1


1) Have you ever got lost using a map?

2) Are you good at remembering directions?

3) Would you like to go travelling for a few years non-stop?

4) Would you like to work in the travel industry?

5) If you were a ghost who and where would you haunt?

6) Do you buy travel insurance before going to visit other countries?

7) What are some things you always take with you on a trip?

8) Is hitchhiking common in your country?

9) Do you like to talk to the local people when you travel? Why or why not?

10) What types of traveling do you know? Which of them have you tried?

11) Have you ever picked up or would you ever pick up a hitchhiker?

12) Do you like to travel by airplane? What was the longest flight you have ever taken?

13) Who do you think are the worst tourists in the world? Where do you think Russians would rank in the list of the world’s worst tourists? Are you good or bad tourists?

14) Describe the way you travel, do you plan ahead or do you do it spontaneously?

15) What seat do you prefer: window, center or aisle? What are three things you're supposed to do before the flight takes off? 

Watch Video 2


1) St. Augustine said: "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." What does this mean? Do you agree?

2) Do you have your personal travelling tips for making your trip more comfortable?

3) Have you ever gotten lost while traveling? If so, tell about it.

4) Elizabeth Drew said: "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." What does this mean? Do you agree?

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