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Vocabulary Quiz - Travel


English learners generally have one thing in common: they love to travel and find out about new cultures. One of the main reasons most of us learn a new language is in order to try it on by going to a country where they speak the language. Of course, in order to get there, you have to travel. That's when travel vocabulary becomes absolutely necessary. Here is a quiz with related travel vocabulary for four means of travelling: by rail, by bus or coach, by air, and by sea. Use the following words to fill in the gaps in the travel chart. Each word or phrase is used only once.

bus terminal, aircraft, catch / get on / board, disembark, quay / dock, liner, trip, depart / leave, land, bridge, driver's seat, pilot, corridor / aisle

Here are the answers to the travel chart.

Have a safe journey!

Means of Travel

By rail By bus / coach By air By sea
station _____ airport port
train bus _____ ship
catch / get on _____ get on / board embark
get off get off get off / disembark _____
platform departure gate departure gate _____
passenger train coach / bus passenger jet / airplane _____
journey _____ flight voyage
_____ depart / leave take off sail
arrive arrive _____ dock
engine _____ cockpit _____
engine driver bus driver _____ captain
_____ aisle aisle gangway

Practice using this vocabulary in short writing and speaking assignments like this example to integrate the new vocabulary:

Last year I flew to Italy for a month's vacation. We got on the plane in New York and disembarked in a completely different world. The first thing I did when we arrived was to get a real Italian espresso. The next weeks were wonderful as we took passenger trains to many different cities throughout the country. We also went to Leghorn, a port in Tuscany, and embarked on a ferry trip to the island of Sardinia.

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