Travel 1

This travel 1 vocabulary lesson will help you use the words travel, traveller, trip, journey, view, capital, custom, sightseeing, backpacking and attraction, correctly.

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.


Now watch the video lesson and then do the travel 1 vocabulary exercise