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F Find words and expressions in the text with the following


1) the place where someone is going; 2) a) a large building at an airport where passengers arrive and leave; b) a large building where train, boat, or bus services start and finish; 3) to go somewhere such as a station or airport with someone in order to say goodbye to them; 4) a list of the times that buses, trains, etc. arrive and leave; 5) a small amount of food that you eat between meals; 6) a place at a railway station, airport, etc. where one can get all the necessary information; 7) a bed on a train or ship; 8) a place where you can buy travel tickets; 9) a ticket for a journey to one's destination and back again; 10) a ticket for a journey to one's destination but not back

again; 11) the money you pay for a journey; 12) one of the vehicles that are joined together to make a train; 13) one of the separate spaces into which a railway carriage is divided; 14) a large room in an airport where you sit and wait before going onto a plane; 15) a train or a plane going straight to a place and not stopping or changing direction on the way there; 16) a card that each passenger has to show before they are allowed to get on a plane; 17) to arrive at an airport and show your ticket to an official; 18) a place at an airport where you go to give in your bags and have your ticket checked; 19) bags and suitcases that you take on a journey; 20) an area next to a railway track where passengers get on and off trains.

G. Match the words with their definitions and supply the sentences with required words.

1) trip /journey

________ means "the act of going from one place to another".

________ means "an occasion when you go somewhere and come

back again".

Did you enjoy your week-end________ to the seaside?

It's a seven-hour________ to Boston from here.

2) comfortable / convenient

________ means "physically pleasant to sit, lie on, wear, hold,


________ means "easy to use or suitable for a particular pur­

Travelling by underground is fast, ________ , and cheap.

The chair looked

10. Grammar Focus

A. Study the following speech patterns.

arrive in + country/ cityarrive at+ other places (buildings, etc)/ events

B. Complete the sentences with suitable prepositions "in" or "at".

1. When did he arrive ... London? 2. What time did he arrive ... the meeting? 3. Four representatives of the company arrived ... the conference. 4. He should be arriving ... the States about now. 5. The

train from London arrives ... platform four. 6. What time do you expect to arrive ... the hotel?

C. Complete the sentences with the prepositions.

at off in by on to

at off in by on to

1. Travelling ... land is considered by many to be safer than travelling ... air or sea. 2. There was a crowd getting tickets ... the booking-office. 3. Is anyone interested ... a quick walk before lunch?

4. Freda's letter looked as though she had written it ... a great hurry.

5. At this time of day, I prefer tea ... coffee. 6. Jonathan was away ... business. 7. Personally I hate seeing people ..., I prefer being seen ... myself. 8. 1 got ... the train and in less than an hour reached my destination. 9. It was the end of my journey, so I got ... the train.


10. He got ... the car and drove off.

Diving Deeper

A. Say if the sentences are true or false.

1.Smirnov starts his travel arrangements at least a week before the trip. 2. He usually sleeps on an upper berth. 3. Smirnov chooses an express train for its speed. 4. He likes to have tea during the journey. 5. Travelling by train doesn't cost him much. 6. Smolski has been to London several times. 7. If Smolski is going to London, he has to arrive at the airport an hour before the departure time. 8. He gets to the airport by bus. 9. Sometimes Smolski has to pay extra for overweight luggage. 10. Smolski is met at Heathrow Airport.

B. Think of 6 questions about different means of travelling on
business and write them down. Ask your group-mates to answer the


In groups, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of travelling on business by train and by plane.


1. Student A: You are Mr. Smirnov, you will soon go abroad on a business trip. Your friend is trying to persuade you to travel by plane. You are against the idea. Say why you prefer trains to planes.

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Student В: You are Mr. Smirnov's friend. Try to persuade your friend to go on a business trip by plane.

2. Student A: You are Mr. Smolski. You've just arrived at Heathrow Airport where you're met by Mr. Smith. Greet him and answer his questions about the flight.

Student B: You are Mr. Smith. Greet Mr. Smolski and ask him about the flight. Express your interest in Mr. Smolski's attitude towards air travel and his way of making travel arrangements.

14. Reading & Role-Playing

A. Read the dialogues at the check-in desk and at the ticket office and answer the questions that follow.

At the Check-in Desk

A: Hello. Can I see your passport and ticket, please?

B: Here you are.

A: Thank you. Do you have just the one case?

B: Yes.

A: Do you have any hand luggage?

B: Just this one case.

A: That's fine. Would you like smoking or non-smoking?

B: Non-smoking, please.

A: Right. Here's your ticket and boarding card.

B: Thanks.

A: Your flight will board at gate 14 in about an hour's time. Have a good trip!

B: Thanks. Bye.

/. How many cases does the traveller have? 2. What section would he like a smoking or a non-smoking? 3. At which gate does his flight hoard? 4. How much time has the traveller got before the departure?

At the Ticket Office

A: Good morning. Can 1 help you?

B: Yes, please. I want to go to Edinburgh. When's the next train?

A: Let me see. There's one at 10.42. You change at Doncaster. And there's another at 11.15.

B: Is that direct, or do I have to change?

A: That's direct.

B: What time does it arrive?

A: Which one? The 10.42 or the 11.15? B: Er... the 11.15. A: It gets in at... 14.40.

B: Right. I'll have a return ticket then, please. A: When are you coming back? Are you coming back today? B: No, tomorrow.

A: Ah, so you can't have a day return. You need a period return. That'll be £78.40.

B: Can I pay by credit card?

A: Yes, certainly.

B: Here you are.

A: Thank you.

B: Which platform does it leave from?

A: Platform 3.

B: Thanks.

A: Goodbye.

J. What is the traveller's place of destination? 2. Does he have to change trains? 3. When will the traveller get to Edinburgh? 4. Did he buy a single or a return ticket? 5. How did he pay for the ticket? 6. Which platform will he need?

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