Unit 2: Holiday | Vocabulary | A2
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Unit 2: Holiday | Vocabulary | A2


Look at the map of the centre of London and then fill the gaps in the following grid to find six famous places in London:



Read the following advertisement for a sightseeing bus-tour of London, and fill in the correct prepositions from the list given below:

Welcome to London. We hope you will enjoy today’s tour 1._______ this historical city. First, we will go 2._______ Buckingham Palace, where the Queen and the Royal family live. 3._______ 11:30 every morning, you can see the ‘Changing of the Guard’, a memorable event, so don’t forget your camera! Later, you will have a picnic lunch 4._______ St James’s Park and meet the group back 5._______ the bus 6._______ about 12:30. Next we will go 7._______ Westminster Bridge to see the Houses of Parliament, and, of course, Big Ben. Afterwards, you will be taken to Madame Tussaud’s, where you will have to queue 8._______ tickets. The bus will wait 9._______ the Planetarium. 10._______ the waxworks museum, you can buy souvenirs. At 4:30, you will be taken to Oxford Street. There are lots of shops in this area and a tube station 11._______ Selfridge’s store. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to see some of London's famous sites.

to     across     at     for     at     in     outside     of     inside     near     at


Choose the following

1. A hotel A. can help you find your way if you get lost.
2. An icecream man B. is where you stay while on holiday.
3. A policeman C. is something people drink a lot of in England.
4. Hyde Park E. tells the time.
5. Tea F. is where you can relax and have a picnic.
6. Big Ben G. sells ice lollies.


Now make sentences with relative clauses, using the following phrases:

is something that      is someone who      is a place where

e.g. An ice-cream man is someone who sells ice lollies.

1. A hotel ______________________________________

2. Big Ben ______________________________________

3. A policeman ___________________________________

4. Hyde Park ____________________________________

5. Tea __________________________________________


Ways to travel

by air     overland     backpacking     hitchhiking     cycling

Answer the following using the words and phrases above:

1. How did you get to London? _________________________________

2. How did they travel across Europe? ___________________________

3. What’s the cheapest way to travel? ____________________________

4. What's a popular way of travelling around Holland? _______________

5. What do you call the kind of holiday where people
travel around carrying rucksacks? ______________________________

There are many different kinds of holiday journey to choose from. Your choice depends on which mode of transport you prefer, how much money you want to spend and the kind of holiday you wish to have.

You can go


on a trip

on an excursion

on a cruise

on a voyage

on an outing

on a tour

on an expedition

on safari


Verbs connected with holiday travel

Choose the following verbs to make seven expressions connected with travel:

1. to travel A. Egypt
2. to fly C. the Aegean
3. to tour D. on a ‘superjumbo’ jet
4. to cruise E. one's car across Europe
5. to explore F. one's bicycle around Britain
6. to drive G. an uninhabited island
7. to ride H. around the world


Use the words from the You can go section at the top of the page to complete the following sentences:

1. Peter and Louis want to travel across the Atlantic by ship. They are going on a _______.

2. Grandma wants to spend the day in Brighton. It' ll be a nice ________ for her.

3. The Foster-Browns want to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Mediterranean. They' re going on a ________.

4. The team is all ready to explore the Amazon jungle. This will be their first _______.

5. We've found a guide to take us on a _______ around Italy's main cities.

6. Last year we went on ________; it's a great way to see Africa's wildlife.