Here is some travel vocabulary that will make the delights of travelling even more enjoyable for those who are learning English.
||shops in the airport where you are not charged any tax
||the area where you wait before boarding the plane
||the 'road' where the planes land and take-off
||the building where the air traffic controllers work
|air traffic controller
||the person who directs the planes, to make sure there are no accidents
||the person who checks the passports and visas
||the person who checks that people are not bringing guns, drugs or illegal items into the country
||the people who look after, help and serve the passengers during the flight
||the front of the plane where the pilot sits and flies the plane
||the part of the plane where the cabin crew keep and prepare the food, and keep the duty free goods
||the storage area above the passengers where they can store their hand luggage
||small bags that the passengers can carry onto the plane with them
||large bags that the passengers do not carry onto the plane with them. They are kept in the hold during the flight.
||a seat that is located next to the long corridor (aisle) that runs down the centre of the plane
||a seat next to the window
||the air pressure inside the aircraft when it is flying
||the ticket that you need in order to get onto the plane
Travel Vocabulary - Idioms
|to talk a mile a minute
||to talk very rapidly and quickly
|to drive somebody round the bend
||if something drives you around the bend, it irritates you and drives you crazy
|to be in the same boat
||to be in the same situation or predicament
|that ship has sailed
||a particular opportunity has passed
|ship has come in
||something very good has happened
|to be taken for a ride
||to be cheated, misled or deceived by someone
|to go to great lengths
||to make a great effort, to try very hard
|wheeling and dealing
||to try and make a profit or get an advantage through complicated and sometime deceitful means
|to fly off the handle
||to become very angry
|to let things ride
||to allow a situation to continue, to not take action or change something that is wrong
|to fall apart
||to break into pieces e.g. My suitcase is falling apart, I need to buy a new one.
|to fall back on
||to be able to use in an emergency e.g. It was good that we had some spare cash to fall back on.
|to fall into (conversation)
||to start a conversation with someone you have just met e.g. Do you ever fall into conversation with the people next to you on the plane?
|to get around
||to travel to different places e.g. How do you plan to get around Italy?
|to get away
||to go somewhere different from where you live e.g. I need to get away for awhile, is there any place you would recommend?
|to get on
||to leave e.g. I need to be getting on, or my bus will leave without me
|to get a move on
||to do something quickly, to hurry e.g. I wish you would get a move on, or we will be late!
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