Do you love to travel? Have you ever been nervous about a trip because you felt your English wasn’t good enough? If so, this article is for you!

How can we travel more comfortably and confidently in English?

 

Transportation

Of course we must know words and phrases related to transportation! If we can’t get from Point A to Point B, we have a big problem.
Airport, train, bus, taxi; they are all modes of transportation that we should be familiar with.

  • Airport

Check in
Suitcase / bag
To check a bag
Security
Boarding pass
Gate

  • Train

Ticket
Station
Platform

  • Bus

Ticket
Stop
Seat

  • Taxi

Fare
Ride

Common questions

Now that almost everyone has a smartphone, you may not have to ask anyone for directions (thank you Google Maps). But when you travel, you will probably be a little lost or need a little help at some point during your trip.

This means that you might have to ask people a variety of questions, like:

– Where is the bathroom/toilet?
– How can I get to (Times Square)?
– Where can I buy a ticket?
– How much is this?

Food

What’s one thing everyone must do when they travel? Eat, of course! Whether you’re going to a nice restaurant or a supermarket, you have to know some basic food vocabulary.

Here are just a few suggestions of basic food vocabulary to learn before your trip:

Water
Bread
Chicken
Meat
Fish
Potato
Coffee
Milk

Shopping

Something that almost every traveler does when in a new place is a little shopping! Whether you’re looking to add to your wardrobe or just pick up a small souvenir to take back home, here are some useful things to remember when you hit the shops.

– To cost
– Price
– How much is this?
– To try something on
– Do you have this in a (small, medium, large)?

While there are many things we should know when traveling to another country, these simple words and phrases should help you along your way. One thing that we must do when we travel is speak! What’s the best way to learn English with a lot of speaking practice? A direct method.

A direct method allows students to practice speaking from the beginning to the end of every lesson, always under the guidance of a teacher.

Our free activities can also prepare you for your next trip.

Contact us to learn more about how we can improve your English!


A. Edstrom
Callan Team