“Favorite Ways to Travel”



Pre-Listening Question

Which method do you enjoy most: bus, train, or plane? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

seedy (adjective): dirty or in bad condition
– The restaurant is in a seedy part of the city, so I’m not sure we should go there.

classy (adjective): very good or high-class
– We stayed at a very classy hotel on our vacation. The place had everything.

put something out there (verb): propose something
– Let me put an idea out there about our vacation. How about staying at a hotel along the beach? What do you think?

keep something in mind (idiom): remember something
– Please keep money and time in mind as we plan our vacation. We are limited on both.

gravitate to/toward something (idiom): be attracted by something
– I think the kids will gravitate toward the idea of visiting Disneyland this summer.

keep up your feet (idiom): relax
– My son left his toys on the floor after the birthday party, and our dog ruined them.
– We had planned to have a fun party outside, but the bad weather ruined our plans.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

Describe the answers to these questions:

  1. Where did you go on your last trip?
  2. How did you get to your destination, and how long did it take?
  3. How did you like your vacation and the trip getting to your destination?
  4. Will you use this method of travel for a future trip? Why or why not?

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