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Unit 9 Travellers tales

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

    4 Describing a journey A Match the phrases in italic with their meanings below.

    1 The climb was very dangerous. It took us a long time to make our way to the top of the mountain.

    2 We sef off on our journey quite late in the morning.

    3 It was getting dark, so the ship headed for port.

    4 The guide carefully led the tourists down the mountain path.

    5 Luckily, we reached our destination just before dark.

    6 The weather was so bad that we cancelled our trip and turned back.

    7 It was impossible to cross the river. It was too wide and deep.


    a go back in the same direction as you came to turn back.

    b progress slowly to make way

    c arrive at a place - to reach

    d go in front of and show someone the way to lead

    e move towards a place - to head for

    f begin a journey to sef off

    g go from one side to the other to cross

    B Replace the words and phrases in italic with the correct form of one of the phrases 1-7 in A.

    5 Phrasal verbs with on

    In the article it says Emma... would carry on until it became too hot. On is sometimes added to a verb to emphasise that an action is continuing. Complete sentences 1-5 with one of these verbs in the correct form.

    1 Although she was tired, Emma rode on towards the mountains.

    2 You need to walk on a bit further if you want to see the view.

    3 A Are you ready to go?

    B Not yet. Can you hold on while I get my walking boots?

    4 I wish you wouldn't keep on telling me we're lost!

    5 The traveller's stories were so exciting, that Holly read on until midnight.

    6 Word building

    Put the words in brackets into the correct form.

    1 Travelling across America on horseback is a very adventurous thing to do. (adventure)

    2 In America lots of cowboys take part in rodeo competion. (compete)

    3 You need patience and courage, if you want to learn how to ride a horse. (courage)

    4 I don't like riding horses. They're not very comfortable! (comfort)

    5 Paul and Sue had a serious argument about where they should go on holiday. (argue)

    6 Zoe was very enthusiastic about the trip. It was the first time she had been to Africa. (enthusiast)

    7 I always get emotional when I leave home for a long time. (emotion)

    AFRICAN SAFARI

    The horse riding safari started early. We 1 went at 6 a.m. and 2 went to the nature reserve. We 3 went in front of the horses down a steep hill and 4 went across a stream. It took an hour to get there. When we 5 went to the reserve, it was a wonderful sight. The plains* and mountains seemed to go on forever. We watched giraffe, elephant and many other animals as they 6 went slowly across the plains. I felt nervous, but I didn't want to 7 go back now.


    plains = a large area of flat land with few trees

    AFRICAN SAFARI

    The horse riding safari started early. We set off at 6 a.m. and headed for the nature reserve. We led the horses down a steep hill and crossed a stream. It took an hour to get there. When we reached the reserve, it was a wonderful sight. The plains and mountains seemed to go on forever. We watched giraffe, elephant and many other animals as they made their way across the plains. I felt nervous, but I didn't want to turn back .