Vocabulary Lessons

"Travel Packages"

Introduction

Many people like to travel during their school breaks or vacations, and these trips might include a visit to a nearby location or a place overseas. Many companies arrange travel packages that include cheap flights, hotel accommodations, and meals. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context, as seen in the example. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. accommodations
  2. baggage
  3. boarding pass
  4. book a hotel
  5. car rental
  6. carry-on luggage
  7. cruise
  8. currency
  9. documents (passport, visa)
  10. e-ticket (electronic ticket)
  11. guidebook
  12. hotel
  13. inn
  14. plane tickets
  15. reservation
  16. travel agent
  17. travel brochure
  18. vaccinations
  19. youth hostel

Practice

In most cases, passengers have to show a ________ before they can get on a plane.

If you're looking for affordable accommodations especially designed for younger travelers, then a ______ might be right for you.

When traveling to some places in the world, you might have to get _______ that will provide protection from certain diseases.

Follow-Up Activity

What are the most important points you look for when choosing an airline for your next flight? Rank the following points from the most to least important: price, destination, length of flight, on-time record, meals, comfort and seating, and customer service. Then, choose a destination and compare two different airlines and see which company suits your needs for your next flight.