Opinions on Travel Vocabulary with Collocations

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
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Published: 1st Oct 2018

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Opinions on Travel Vocabulary with Collocations
Choose one of the things below and give your opinion on it. Your partner will then ask you 
for more details on your opinions and/ or give their own opinions on the same topic. 

Travel topics to give opinions on
(wheelchair) access/ accessibility
Air BnB
(budget/ no frills) airlines
(regional/ international/ hub) airports
(hotel/ free) amenities
(self-catering/ time share) apartments/ flats
B&Bs (bed and breakfasts)
backpacking
(hand/ carry-on/ oversize/ check-in/ lost) baggage/ luggage
(sandy/ pebbly/ rocky) beaches
(double/ over-)booking
(local/ shuttle/ long-distance/ open-topped/ tour/ hop-on-hop-off/ night/ highway) buses
business class/ first class
(black/ radio/ shared) cabs/ taxis
cabin crew
(log) cabins/ (beach) huts
cable cars
camper vans/ caravans
camping/ glamping
cancellation (charge)s
charges/ costs/ fares/ fees/ bills
(late) check out
churches/ cathedrals/ mosques/ shrines/ synagogues/ temples
(dealing with) complaints
(holiday/ thatched) cottages
(street/ violent) crime (pickpocketing, bag snatching, mugging, etc)
(Mediterranean/ Caribbean) cruise (ship)s
delays
duty free (shops/ shopping/ limits)
eco-tourism
(premium) economy class
e-tickets
(on board) entertainment (in-flight movies, etc)
(foreign) exchange (bureaus)
(car) ferries
(budget/ domestic/ international/ connecting/ direct) flights
food poisoning/ dodgy stomachs (Delhi belly, etc)
(modern art/ contemporary art) galleries 
hiking/ trekking
historic quarters
(adventure/ beach/ domestic/ family/ overseas/ public/ summer/ winter sun) holidays
(holiday/ mobile/ second) homes

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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homestays
(youth) hostels
(two-star/ three-star/ four-star/ five-star/ luxury) hotels
(historic/ haunted) houses
immigration (officers/ policies/ restrictions)
(health/ travel) insurance
interpreters
jet lag
(forced/ bumpy/ emergency) landing
(local history/ ethnography/ science/ natural history) museums
(construction/ traffic) noise/ noisy 
overcharging
(royal) palaces
(free/ valet) parking
(amusement/ theme) parks
pests (bugs such as mosquitoes, etc)
(single/ double/ twin/ adjoining) rooms
(ancient/ castle) ruins
safaris
sailing
(aisle/ window) seats
(car/ home/ sea/ travel) sickness
sightseeing (spots)
skiing (lodges/ vacations)
sleeper cars/ couchettes
(city/ town) squares
street cars/ trams
subway/ underground/ metro
summer camps
time difference
(guided/ package/ study) tours
(bullet/ local/ express/ steam) trains
travel agents
(business/ day) trips
tuk tuks
Uber
(business/ free) upgrades
(tourist) visas
waterfronts (riverfronts, canal sides, lakesides, etc)
(good/ bad/ extreme) weather 
(long/ three-day) weekends (away)

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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Travel collocations 1
Without looking above or below, brainstorm as many collocations for the words given as 
you can. Many collocations not above are also possible.

airlines

airports

amenities

apartments/ flats

baggage/ luggage

beaches

booking

buses

class

cabs/ taxis

cottages

crime

cruise (ship)s

duty free

flights

galleries

holidays

homes

hotels

houses

immigration

insurance

landing

museums

noise

parking

parks

rooms

seats

sickness

squares

tours

trains

trips

upgrades

weather

weekends (away)

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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Put words below above. Some might be able to go in more than one place above.
adjoining
adventure
aisle
amusement
bad
beach
black
budget
bullet
bumpy
business 
car
Caribbean
carry-on
check-in
city
connecting
construction
day
direct
domestic
double
emergency
ethnography
express
family
first 
forced
free
good
guided
hand
haunted
health
highway
historic
holiday
home
hop-on-hop-off
hotel
hub
international
limits
local
local history
long

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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long-distance
lost
luxury
Mediterranean
mobile
natural history
night
no frills
officers
open-topped
over-
overseas
oversize
package
pebbly
policies
radio
regional
restrictions
rocky
sandy
science
sea
second
self-catering
shared
shop(ping/s)
shuttle
single
steam
street
study
summer
thatched
theme
three-day
time share
tour
town
traffic
travel
twin
two-star
valet
violent
window
winter sun

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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Travel collocations 2
Join words on the left and right below to make collocations from above. 

1. wheelchair

 

access/ accessibility

2. Air 

BnB

3. bed and 

breakfast

4. back

cabin

5. cabin 

car    

6. log

charge

7. beach

crew

8. cable 

hut

9. camper 

packing

10. cancellation 

van

11. late check 

board entertainment

12. pick

class

13. bag 

cruise (ship)

14. Mediterranean/ Caribbean

exchange bureau

15. eco-

flight movie

16. (premium) economy 

out

17. e-

pocketing

18. on 

snatching

19. in-

ticket

20. foreign 

tourism

21. car 

charging

22. food 

ferry

23. dodgy 

hostel  

24. historic 

lag

25. home

palace

26. youth 

poisoning

27. jet 

quarter

28. over-

spot

29. royal 

stay

30. sightseeing

stomach

31. sleeper 

agent

32. street 

camp

33. under

car

34. summer 

car

35. time 

difference

36. travel 

front

37. tourist

front

38. water

ground

39. river

side

40. canal 

side

41. lake

visa

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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