Jul 11, 2016

Collocations 13: Travel

42 cards
, 49 answers
  • Travel, journey, trip
    • ‘Jane,
      Have you made your  . . . 
      travel arrangement
      for the sales conference yet? If you want a good  . . . 
      travel agent
      , I can recommend Atlas World. They specialize in  . . . 
      business travel
      . Their number is 2587996. They’re very helpful.
      Rickie’

      • ‘Hi Mel,
        I’m finally here after an extremely  . . . 
        tiring journey
        ! The flight was three hours late, they lost my luggage, then there were no taxis at the airport. I hope my  . . . 
        return journey
        (the opposite is outward journey) is better! I’m at the Hotel Rex, room 1305, tel: 987745. Give me a call.
        Simon’

        • ‘Hi Karen,
          I know next week is a  . . . 
          business trip
          , but you must do some sightseeing too while you’re here. I suggest we take a  . . . 
          day trip
          to Canamuca on the Sunday. It’s about two hours by car, and we take a  . . . 
          boat trip
          to the island in the middle of the lake and have lunch there. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.  . . . 
          Safe journey
          .
          David’

          • ‘Janine,
            I got some  . . . 
            travel brochures
            with details of  . . . 
            camping trips
            . Want to meet for lunch to look at them? One of them is in Chile, but it’s a long  . . . 
            overnight journey
            from the capita to get there, so maybe we should look nearer home? Nice to dream of holidays during work time!
            Loma’

          • Flights
            • Palair offers excellent  . . . 
              in-flight entertainment
              , with the latest films and music.

              • The  . . . 
                in-flight magazine
                includes maps and information about major airports.

                • Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll shortly be landing at Dublin Airport. Please  . . . 
                  fasten your seatbelts
                  .

                  • The passenger  . . . 
                    boarded the plane
                    on time, but it was delayed taking off and she missed her  . . . 
                    connecting flight
                    in Amsterdam.

                    •  . . . 
                      Domestic flights
                      are often more expensive than  . . . 
                      international
                      ones.

                      • Do you normally prefer a  . . . 
                        window seat
                        or an  . . . 
                        aisle seat
                        when you fly?

                        • We managed to get a  . . . 
                          charter flight
                          ; it was half the price of the  . . . 
                          scheduled flight
                          .

                          • The weather on route is fine, and we anticipate a  . . . 
                            smooth flight
                            to Stockholm today. (the opposite is a bumpy flight)

                          • Accommodation
                            • We stayed in a small,  . . . 
                              family-run
                              hotel.

                              • The Panorama is a rather  . . . 
                                run-down
                                hotel in a back street near the city centre.

                                • The Palace is a  . . . 
                                  luxury hotel
                                  on the main square of Porto Alegre.

                                  • As a student, I can’t afford to stay in  . . . 
                                    smart hotels
                                    . I always have to look for  . . . 
                                    budget accommodation
                                    .

                                    • I’d advise you to  . . . 
                                      make a reservation
                                      before you go. The hotels near the beach are very popular and get  . . . 
                                      fully booked
                                      during the summer.

                                    • Complete each sentence with trip, travel or journey.
                                      • 1. I’ll get some  . . . 
                                        travel
                                        brochures today and we can start planning our holiday.
                                        • trip
                                        • journey
                                        • travel

                                      • 2. John is away on a business  . . . 
                                        trip
                                        all week.
                                        • trip
                                        • travel
                                        • journey

                                      • 3. It’s a rather difficult overnight  . . . 
                                        journey
                                        to the mountains but it’s well worth it.
                                        • trip
                                        • journey
                                        • travel

                                      • 4. I prefer to arrange my holidays myself rather than use a  . . . 
                                        travel
                                        agent.
                                        • journey
                                        • trip
                                        • travel

                                      • 5. On Saturday we went on a day  . . . 
                                        trip
                                        to an interesting old castle.
                                        • journey
                                        • travel
                                        • trip

                                      • 6. Was it a tiring  . . . 
                                        journey
                                        from Seoul to Los Angeles?
                                        • trip
                                        • journey
                                        • travel

                                      • 7. On summer weekends we often used to go on camping  . . . 
                                        trip
                                        .
                                        • journey
                                        • trip
                                        • travel

                                      • 8. Do you use a special firm to arrange business  . . . 
                                        travel / trip
                                        for your staff?
                                        • travel
                                        • journey
                                        • trip

                                      • 9. Do you make your own  . . . 
                                        travel
                                        arrangements or does your secretary do it all?
                                        • travel
                                        • journey
                                        • trip

                                      • 10. I hope your flight is on time tomorrow. Safe  . . . 
                                        journey
                                        ! See you at the airport.
                                        • journey
                                        • trip
                                        • travel

                                    • Complete these sentences.
                                      • 1. We couldn’t a reservation; all the hotels were booked.

                                        • 2. As I’ve got long legs I usually ask for an seat on a long flight, but on the flight to New York I had a seat and I got a great view of Manhattan as we came in, even though I didn’t have much leg-room.

                                          • 3. We’re only schedules to have about half an hour in Dubai, so I hope we don’t miss your flight.

                                            • 4. They seem to have much better in-flight on that airline; they have the latest films and you can play video games.

                                              • 5. Passengers must their seatbelts before take-off and landing.

                                                • 6. Passengers with seats in rows one to 25 are now invited to the plane.

                                                  • 7. The Principality Hotel was rather -down and we were very disappointed.

                                                    • 8. You can spend a lot of money and stay in a hotel or you can look for budget .

                                                    • Answer these questions about travel collocations.
                                                      • 1. What is the opposite of a smooth flight? — a flight

                                                        • 2. Which of these two kinds of flight do most people prefer? — flights (though some people perhaps enjoy it when it is because it is more exciting)

                                                          • 3. What do we call a flight which is not a charter flight? — a flight

                                                            • 4. What do airlines often provide for passengers to read? — magazines

                                                              • 5. What is the difference between a business trip and business travel? — A business is one specific journey for business purposes whereas business refers to traveling in general for business purposes.

                                                                • 6. What is the opposite of outward journey? — journey

                                                                • Write about 100 words describing a recent personal travel experience. Use the collocations.
                                                                  • Possible answer
                                                                    Last year I went to California. I made all the travel arrangements myself over the Internet so it was cheaper than using a travel agent. I got a charter flight and good budget accommodation in San Francisco for a few nights. Although it was a long, tiring journey from London, it was worth it. While in San Francisco, I took a day trip to the other side of the Bay, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and also went on a boat trip, which was fun. I had a smooth flight on the return journey but I was exhausted when I got home.

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