Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
Travelling

Millions of people all over the world spend their holidays travelling. They travel to see other countries and continents, modern cities and the ruins of ancient towns, they travel to enjoy picturesque places, or just for a change of scene. It is always interesting to discover new things, different ways of life, to meet different people, to try different food, to listen to different musical rhythms.

Those who live in the country like to go to a big city and spend their time visiting museums and art galleries, looking at shop windows and dining at exotic restaurants. City dwellers usually like a quiet holiday by the sea or in the mountains, with nothing to do but walk and bathe and laze in the sun.

Most travellers and holiday-makers take a camera with them and take pictures of everything that interests them — the sights of a city, old churches and castles, views of mountains, lakes, valleys, plains, waterfalls, forests; different kinds of trees, flowers and plants; animals and birds.

Later, perhaps years later, they will be reminded by the photos of the happy time they have had.

People travel by train, by boat and by car.

All means of travel have their advantages and disadvantages. And people choose one according to their plans and destinations.

If we are fond of travelling, we see and learn a lot of things that we can never see or learn at home, though we may read about them in books and newspapers, and see pictures of them on TV. The best way to study geography is to travel, and the best way to get to know and understand the people is to meet them in their own homes.

Topical Vocabulary

- to spend one’s holidays travelling
проводить отпуск в путешествии
the ruins of ancient towns
развалины древних городов
to enjoy picturesque places
наслаждаться живописными местами
for a change of scene
для смены обстановки
to discover different ways of life
открыть для себя разные стили жизни
to try different food
попробовать разную пищу
to listen to different musical rhythms
послушать разные музыкальные ритмы
- to spend one’s time doing smth.
проводить время за чем-либо
to visit museums and art galleries
посещать музеи и картинные галереи
to look at shop windows
рассматривать витрины магазинов
to dine at exotic restaurants
обедать в экзотических ресторанах
a city dweller
городской житель
to laze in the sun
нежиться на солнце
- a traveller
путешественник
a holiday-maker
отдыхающий, отпускник
a camera
фотоаппарат
to take pictures of smth.
делать снимки чего-либо
a sight
достопримечательность
a church
церковь
a castle
крепость
views of valleys, plains, waterfalls
виды долин, равнин, водопадов
- to be reminded by the photos of smth.
вспоминать о чем-либо, глядя на фотографии
- means of travel
способы путешествовать
advantages and disadvantages
преимущества и недостатки
according to their plans and destinations
в соответствии со своими планами и конечным пунктом путешествия
- to be fond of travelling
любить путешествия
to get to know people
знакомиться с людьми

Answer the questions:

  1. What do people travel for?
  2. How do people living in the country spend their holidays?
  3. What do city dwellers usually like?
  4. What do most travellers and holiday-makers take a camera with them for?
  5. Why do people choose different means of travel?

Translate into English:

  1. Многие люди любят путешествовать.
  2. Проводя свой отпуск в путешествиях, люди видят разные страны и континенты.
  3. Люди путешествуют, чтобы увидеть новые живописные места, познакомиться с новыми людьми, попробовать национальную еду или просто ради смены обстановки.
  4. Сельские жители предпочитают проводить время в больших городах - посещать музеи и обедать в экзотических ресторанах.
  5. Городские жители обычно проводят отпуск у моря или в горах.
  6. Туристы и отдыхающие обычно берут с собой фотоаппарат, чтобы делать фотографии достопримечательностей в городах, виды гор, долин, водопадов и т. д.
  7. Путешественники выбирают тот или иной способ путешествия в зависимости от их преимуществ и недостатков, места назначения и своих планов.

Посмотреть ответы

1. Many people are fond of travelling.
2. Spending their holidays travelling, people see other countries and continents.
3. People travel to see new picturesque places, to get to know new people, to try different food, or just for a change of scene.
4. Those who live in the country like to spend their time in the cities, visit museums and dine at exotic restaurants.
5. City dwellers usually spend their holidays by the sea or in the mountains.
6. Travellers and holiday-makers usually take a camera with them to take pictures of the sights of cities and views of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, etc.
7. Travellers choose means of travel according to their advantages and disadvantages, destination and plans.

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