Travel 2

This lesson will help you define postcard, tour, day-trip, border, scenery, connection, landmark, excursion and jet lag.

(a) postcard  noun  a small card that you write on one side of and send to someone in the post. It has a picture on it and is sent from a place you are visiting

  • I promise I will send you a postcard when I arrive.

(a) tour  noun  travelling to several places in an area for pleasure

  • Next week I will start my 15-day tour of Iran.

(a) day trip  noun  a journey that you make for pleasure in which you go to a place and come back on the same day

  • While I was on Iceland I took a day trip to see the aura borealis.

(a) border  noun  the line that divides two countries or areas

  • The border between North and South Korea is not the safest place on earth.

(–) scenery  noun  natural things such as trees, mountains, and lakes that you can see in a particular place

  • In Asia, the scenery is very… green.

(a) connection  noun  when you arrive by train, bus, or plane at a place and then change to a different train, bus, or plane and continue your journey

  • My plane leaves Bangkok at 10:25. Then I have a connection in Kuala Lumpur that will take me to Jakarta.

(a) landmark  noun  a famous building or object that you can see easily

  • The Eiffel Tower is the most famous landmark in Paris. You can see it from everywhere in the city.

(an) excursion  noun  a short journey by a group of people made for pleasure

  • I was the only person on the excursion to the top of the tower.

(–) jet lag  noun  extreme tiredness felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones

  • I always feel very tired after a flight from Europe to Asia – I guess it must be jet lag.

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