Travel 1

This lesson will help you define travel, traveller, trip, journey, view, capital, custom, sightseeing, backpacking and attraction.

travel  verb  to visit different places far from where you live

  • I have travelled to many cities in the world.

(a) traveller  noun  someone who is travelling or who often travels

  • I would love to spend my life being a traveller.

(a) trip  noun  when you go somewhere and come back again

  • He is on a business trip to Kazakhstan.

(a) journey  noun  travelling from one place to another in a vehicle

  • Now we have a two-hour journey by road.

(a) view  noun  beautiful natural scenery

  • The view across the tea plantation was amazing.

(a) capital  noun  a city that is the centre of government of a country

  • The capital of France is Paris.

(a) custom  noun  a way of doing something that has been done for a long time

  • It is the custom that when a child’s tooth falls out it is thrown on the roof of a house for good luck.

sightseeing  verb  visiting interesting places when you are on holiday

  • The Grand Canyon is an interesting place to go sightseeing.

(–) backpacking  uncountable noun  travelling around an area without spending much money and carrying your clothes, etc in a backpack

  • A backpacking holiday is very popular with students.

(an) attraction  noun  somewhere or something you can visit that is interesting or enjoyable

  • London has a lot of attractions: Big Ben, The London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

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