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|
|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||_____|
|_____||depart / leave||take off||sail|
|engine driver||bus driver||_____||captain|
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 got on a embarked on a ferry trip to the island of Sardinia.