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LearnEnglishBest / Рассказы, статьи / Travelling — Путешествия

Топик Travelling — Путешествия

There are many ways of spending holidays. Some people like going to the country, others prefer sitting at home and watching TV all day long. But more and more people travel. There are many reasons for travelling. Some people travel on business, others travel to visit their families, but most people travel to see the world and different countries.

There are also a lot of ways of travelling. People can travel by car, by plane, by ship, by train, by coach or on foot. Travelling by plane is the fastest way of travelling. This is the best way to get to a foreign country fast. Modern planes are comfortable and it is very nice to fly to the destination point.

The most comfortable way of travelling is by ship. Modern liners have everything to make people feel nice and comfortable. There are swimming-pools, bars, restaurants and even shops on board a modern liner. People enjoy spending time on the deck looking at the ocean and talking. Sunsets and sunrises are beautiful in the open sea. There are some disadvantages of travelling by ship. The main disadvantage is that travelling by ship is the most expensive way of travelling. Tickets cost a lot and some people cannot afford them. Some people can be sea-sick and this is another disadvantage.

Travelling by train is rather popular now, too. People go from one city to another by train if the distance between them is too big, or if they do not have a car. Modern trains are also rather comfortable and travelling by train is convenient and cheap.

Travelling by coach to Europe is rather cheap. There are special international tours by coach when you travel through several countries. Instead of one foreign country, you can see a few of them. However, it also has disadvantages. Some people feel sick in coaches and their trip can be spoilt. It is also not very comfortable to sleep on a seat. Sometimes tourists do not have enough time to see the sights of this or that city.

My favourite way of travelling is travelling by car. I think this is one of the most comfortable means of travelling. You can enjoy the view looking through the window and this way of travelling is rather fast. You can travel to different cities and towns of your native country and even abroad. In summer I like travelling on foot. This way of travelling is called hiking. I take a tent, backpacks, food and start walking. This kind of travelling is slow, but you spend a lot of time outside and you do not have to think about tickets. During such hikes, one can see a lot of interesting places and meet new people. It is so nice to sleep in a tent in the open air, too.

If you decide to travel by any means of transport you'll have to prepare for the trip. If you travel by plane, train or ship, you have to book tickets beforehand. You can do this over the phone or in a travel agency. If you travel by plane, you have to be at the airport two hours before an international flight and one hour before a domestic flight. The officers will check your luggage and you will have to get though the passport control. When you go by train, it is easier, because you have to go through ticket control only.

Travelling is always nice. It gives you an opportunity to see foreigners and interesting places. I love travelling!

Словарь — Vocabulary:

advantage - достоинство
backpack - рюкзак
coach - туристический автобус
convenient - удобный
deck - палуба
destination point - место назначения
disadvantage - недостаток
domestic flight - внутренний рейс
feel sick - тошнить
hiking - туризм (поход)
international - международный
flight - рейс
liner - лайнер
luggage - багаж
means - средство
native - родной
on foot - пешком
open sea - открытое море
passport control - паспортный контроль
reason - причина
sea-sick - иметь морскую болезнь
seat - зд. кресло автобуса
spoil - портить
sunrise - восход
sunset - закат
tent - палатка
ticket control - билетный контроль
travel agency - туристическое агенство
travel on business - отправляться в ко¬мандировку
trip - поездка

Вопросы к топику — Questions:

  1. What are the ways of spending holidays?
  2. What is the cheapest way of travelling / the most expensive one?
  3. What ways of travelling do you know? How can you characterize each of them?
  4. What is your favourite way of travelling?

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