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Unit 9. TRAVEL

1. Read the text below and make it complete with derivatives (1-4) formed from the words on the light.

Have you ever had the desire to wander the world and see what was out there? While some people prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, others have been bitten by the travel bug and can’t wait to explore the world. Exotic places call to them. «Come visit me and 1 will show you my mysteries,» they say.

Every year millions of people pack their 1 ____ or put on backpacks and flock to visit the seven 2 ____ of the world. They wander through the castles and museums of Europe, and the cities and natural wonders of North and South America Some visit the vast exotic cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The great outback of Australia is a wonderland for those who go there. And a few lucky people even make to the most mysterious continent on the earth- Antarctica.

Why do people want to explore the world? It gives them a 3 ____ perspective about the earth and the people living on it. It opens 4 ____ minds, it gives them a feeling of accomplishment, and it makes them feel alive. So save some money, get your passport ready, and see the world. It will change your life forever.





2. A. Read the following text about the latest trend in tourism.

Space Tourism

Make your reservations now. The space tourism industry is officially open for business, and tickets cost at least $20 million for a one-week stay in space. Despite reluctance from NASA, Russia made American businessman Dennis Tito the world’s first space tourist. Tito flew into space aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that arrived at the International Space Station on Арrіl30, 2001. The second space tourist, South African businessman Mark Shuttleworth, took off aboard the Russian Soyuz on April 25, 2002, also bound for the ISS. Greg Olsen, an American businessman, became tourist number three to the ISS on October 1, 2005.0n September 18, 2006, Anousheh Ansari, a telecommunications entrepreneur, became the first female space tourist and the fourth space tourist overall. She was also the first person of Iranian descent to make it into space. Charles Simonyi, a software architect, became the fifth space tourist on April 7, 2007.Space tourism will be one of the most lucrative industries in the 21st century. There are already several space tourism companies planning to build suborbital vehicles and orbital cities within the next two decades. These companies have invested millions, believing that the space tourism industry is on the verge of taking off.

http://science.howstutfworks.com/space-tourism.htm (abridged and adapted)

B. I he following statements are w long. Correct them according to the information in the text.

1. A ticket to space costs a maximum of $ 20 million.

2. The first space tourist was Russian.

3. Anousheh Ansari was the first woman to travel to space three years after the first space tourist.

4. Space tourism is already one of the most lucrative industries.

5. Orbital cities have already been built in space.

C. Find the antonyms to the words below in the text.

1. closed____________________________________

2. certainty____________________________________

3. landed____________________________________

4. left____________________________________

5. last____________________________________

6. unprofitable____________________________________

3. Bead the text and do the tasks.

Meet Jeffry and Ellen. They want a hassle free way to travel the world, but they are not really quite sure where or how to start. That’s where we, over here at Monograms, can help out. We make getting there and getting around simple. Just ask your travel agent.

The perfect Monograms package starts when we book your flight that’s coordinated exclusively with your trip. When you get to your destination, we’ll be waiting to greet you and handle your luggage throughout your stay. We whisk you off your chosen hotel, which is selected from our standard or premium levels, and the best part is, that the hotel you pick, is right in the middle of it all. Here you’ll meet your Monograms local host who is in the know on where to go.

Every morning before you head out exploring, you can fuel up on an included breakfast. There are places you just don’t want to miss, so we’ve arranged city sightseeing. Jeffry and Ellen will visit and have special VIP access to world famous sites like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abby, without waiting in long lines. With all the important sites included, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. Tab your Monogram’s local hosts for tips and recommendations like where to shop. And they can help arrange affordable tickets to a West End show. Or to see the spectacular Crown Jewels.

A Monograms journey makes it simple to combine great cities in one vacation package. London is just the beginning for Jeffry and Ellen. High speed Eurostar tickets are included; their next stop is Paris.

Because Monograms takes care of every detail, smart travellers like Jeffry and Ellen can relax knowing they have the freedom to discover the wonders of the world without any stress and hassles. Are you ready for Monograms experience?

A. Circle the correct answer.

1 The advantage of Monograms package is ________

A setting your own schedule

В waiting in long lines

C getting a hassle way to travel

2 During this independent travel you don’t have to ________

A stay in a standard hotel

В handle your luggage

C a free breakfast

3 Monograms package includes ________

A VIP access to famous sites

В Chinese restaurants

C city sightseeing

4 Who will give you good information about places to visit?

A freelance tour guides

В paid tour guides

C local hosts

5 If a tourist buy the ticket to a West End show, he normally get _______________________________

A an expensive one

В an affordable one

C a free ticket

6 Jeffry and Ellen don't need to pay for their journey to Paris because __________________________

A it’s a one vacation package

В Eurostar tickets are included

C it’s an extra charge

B. Fill in the missing words.

fueled up  coordinate hassles Combine whisked

1 Shoes that ________ with the rest of the outfit.

2 They ________ for their long journey home.

3 She ________ the children off to bed.

4 She found it difficult to ________ a career and family.

5 They’ve had to deal with flight delays and all of the other ________ of holiday travel.

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Read and complete the text below. For each of the empty spaces (1—12) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).


Most journeys in Britain and the US are made by road. Some of these are made on (1) ________ transport but most are by private car.

In Britain many people rely on their car for daily local activities, e.g. getting to work, (2) ________ the shopping, and visiting friends. People living in urban areas may use buses, trains or, in London, the underground, to get to city centers, mainly because traffic is often (3) ________ and it is difficult to find anywhere to park a car. Some places in the country may have a bus only two or three times a week so people living there have no (4) ________ but to rely on their cars. In the US large cities have good public transportation systems. The railroad in Chicago and the underground systems of New York, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, DC are heavily used. Elsewhere, most Americans (5) ________ to use their cars. Families often have two cars and, outside major cities, have to (6) ________ fairly long distances to schools, offices, shops, banks, etc. Many college and even high-school students have their own cars.

Long-distance travel in Britain is also mainly by road, (7) ________ railways link most towns and cities. Most places are linked by motorways or other fast roads and many people prefer to drive at their own (8) ________ rather than use a train, even though they may get (9) ________ in a traffic jam. Long-distance coach/bus services are usually a cheaper (10) ________ to trains, but they take longer and may be less comfortable. Some long-distance travel, especially that undertaken for business (11) ________, may be by air. There are (12) ________ flights between regional airports, as well as to and from London.


A universal

В civil

C public

D common


A making

В doing

C performing

D preferring


A heavy

В large

C full

D big


A variety

В selection

C idea

D choice


A agree

В object

C prefer

D refuse


A ride

В drive

C move

D transfer


A but

В thus

C though

D and


A convenience

В usefulness

C suitability

D availability


A stuck

В used

C fixed

D puzzled


A replace

В substitute

C alternative

D choice


A schemes

В procedures

C ideas

D reasons


A typical

В regular

C ordinary

D normal

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