9 Travel and sightseeing
Put these words and phrases into the correct categories in the table.
• hotel • by train • rollerblade in the park • youth hostel
• on foot • a monument • camp site • by bus
• go on a guided tour • an art gallery • on a bike
• go out to a nightclub • bed and breakfast • a museum
• buy souvenirs • a theme park
|Where to stay || How to get around || What to do|| What to see
| hotel||by train ||rollerblade in the park || a monument
|youth hostel||by bus ||go on a guided tour|| an art gallery
| camp site||on a bike ||go out to a nightclub|| a museum
| bed and breakfast || ||buy souvenirs|| a theme park
10 Adjectives to describe a place
Match adjectives 1-10 with their synonyms a-j. Use a dictionary to help you.
|1 interesting || a peaceful
|2 famous || b overpriced
| 3 busy || c up-to-date
|4 cheap || d unique
| 5 original|| e crowded
|6 very old || f low-priced
|7 expensive || g attractive
| 8 quiet|| h fascinating
|9 beautiful || i well-known
|10 modern || j ancient
| interesting || fascinating
| famous || well-known
| busy || crowded
| cheap ||low-priced
| original|| unique
| very old || ancient
| expensive || overpriced
| quiet|| peaceful
| beautiful || attractive
| modern || up-to-date
11 Words that go together
A Complete sentences 1-10 using these verbs. There may be more than one possible answer for each gap.
• spend • have • go • take • make • get • catch • ride
• book • do
1 If you want to visit Paris, you should book the
accommodation in advance.
2 'What shall we do today?'
'I think we ought to go sightseeing.'
3 To get to the Louvre, it's best to take (catch) the
number 56 bus.
4 You should wear a helmet if you want to ride
a bike around the city.
5 If you get lost, you can always ask for help.
6 You shouldn't take photos in the art gallery.
It's not allowed.
7 It's a lovely day. We ought to spend some time in
8 We can do some shopping this morning, and
go to the museum this afternoon.
9 You really ought to take time to visit Notre
10 If it's raining, we should have lunch at the hotel.
B Which words and expressions give advice in sentences 1-10?
Example you should...
it's best to ... , you really ought to ... , you can always ask for ...
A student magazine has asked you to write a description of your town for student visitors. The description should give practical advice and recommend places to see and things to do.
…(name of town) is a …(adjectives: is it big or small? lively or quiet? modern or historic?) town. If you are visiting … in the spring or summer, the weather will be …, so you need to bring (clothes). If you come in winter, you shoud bring (clothes). At this time of year it can get very …(weather).
There are plenty of places to stay in …, such as … (places to stay). If you are traveling on small budget, it’s best to … (cheap places to stay)
Once you arrive in … it’s easy to get around. You can … (types of transport available). If you are staying in the town center, make sure … (best types of transport for center of town).
There is a lot to see in … . For example, there is … (what you can see there). During the day you should … (things you can see and do during the day). In the evening you ought to … (things you can see and do in the evening).
If you want to buy a typical souvenir, it’s best to … (what you can buy and where you can buy it).
Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Writing
descriptions. Travel and sightseeing. |
Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Writing a profile. Words
Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Writing
a Talk. The Millenium Dome.
Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Writing
a letter of complaint.
Unit 5. FAME AND FORTUNE. Writing
a composition. The Lottery.
Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Writing
Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Writing
a report. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
Unit 8. WHAT IF ... ? Writing
a discursive composition. An ideal job.
Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Writing a story. My holiday
Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Writing
a job application.