Unit 5 Travel | Vocabulary | A2
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Unit 5 Travel | Vocabulary | A2


There are many words and phrases you will hear in connection with travel, whether you are travelling by train, boat, plane, car, or whatever. Below are some words and expressions which need to be choose with their OPPOSITES.

e.g. arrive – leave

1. push A. departures
2. take off B. taken
3. smoking C. entrance
4. free D. on time
5. goods to declare E. cancel a booking
6. exit F. pull
7. delayed G. non-smoking
8. make a reservation H. land
9. arrivals I. nothing to declare


Fill the gaps in the following sentences, using words and phrases from exercise 1:

1. You’ll have to put your cigarette out, sir; this is a ____________ area.

2. 'Excuse me, is this seat ____________?'

'No, I'm afraid it's ____________'.

3. The plane is coming in to ____________ on runway number three.

4. We arrived ____________ but our flight was ____________ by two hours because of bad weather.

5. I had some goods to ____________ so I went through the red zone at customs.


When travelling around, you always see a number of signs at railway and bus stations, ports, airports, etc. Do the quiz below to find out how well you understand the information these signs give you.


1. The sign which tells you the way out says __________________.

2. If, at the customs point, you have nothing to declare, do you go through the green or red zone?


3. At the airport, when you are leaving the country, do you follow the sign that says 'ARRIVALS' or 'DEPARTURES'?


4. The place where you go to wash your hands has two letters on the door.

They are ______________.

5. You want some help finding a place to stay.

You go to the tourist ______________desk.



Comparatives and superlatives

Underline the correct answer from the choices given below:

1. The cheaper/cheapest way to travel is by hitchhiking.

2. Concorde flies faster/fastest than the speed of sound.

3. Flying by helicopter is one of the more expensive/most expensive ways to travel.

4. The bus is slower/slowest than the train.

5. The journey by hovercraft was more exciting/most exciting than the journey by ship.


Complete the sentences below with the correct word from the box:

1. A bus travels on a road; a train travels on a ___________.

2. Before an aeroplane takes off, it travels along a ___________.

3. A train stops at a station; a bus stops at a ___________.

4. Passengers wait for a bus on the pavement; they wait for a train on the _________.

5. Bicycles can travel on all roads except the ____________.

stop     runway     motorway     track     platform


At the Travel Agent’s

Below is a dialogue between a customer and a travel agent. Fill the gaps using the words provided in the box below:

Customer: How much is a 1._____________ to New York on the 23rd?

Travel agent: 2._____________ or return?

Customer: Return.

Travel agent: Let me see. If you 3._____________ a seat six weeks before you go, you only pay £199.

Customer: That's fine. When can I pick up the 4._____________?

Travel agent: Any time after next Wednesday. Make sure you phone us beforehand to confirm that there are 5._____________ available.

Customer: Yes, of course. Thank you very much.

Travel agent: That's OK. Don't mention It. Goodbye.

Customer: Goodbye.

seats     reserve     one-way     ticket    flight


Modes of transport

Find 14 modes of transport in the wordsearch below:

yacht       helicopter       coach     car     ship     taxi    bicycleaeroplane    wagon        motorbike      lorry     ferry    train    van



Travel and Safety

Which safety measure applies to the following modes of transport?

1. seat belt      2. crash helmet      3. life jacket
A. car D. motorbike
B. yacht E. aeroplane
C. ship F. van