Essential travel English expressions for travelling EF

10 Essential travel English expressions for travelling by plane. Wil. If you are travelling to an English-speaking country, chances are you will be getting there by plane. That means you will need to know how to talk to the airport staff in English. Talking to airport staff in English isn’t difficult because they are used to hearing English

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English holidays Free travel quizzes EF English Live

The travel agent asks if you mind taking a fight with a "layover". What is a "layover"? 2/10. a flight on a propeller plane instead of a jet an early morning departure time a stopping point on your route a flight without a first-class section 3. On your way to the airport, your cab driver asks which "terminal" your flight is …

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Travel English – useful English phrases to get you to your

Travel English – useful English phrases to get you to your destination. Pooja . Finding your way around a town or city that’s new to you can be a little daunting, especially when you don’t speak the language. Getting to know the city’s public transport system is one of the first challenges of visitors to any city, whether there is a

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Travel English: Holiday Accommodation EF English Live

If you’re booking your trip through a holiday company you might find that the travel agent will also charge a single supplement. This is because holidays are usually priced per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. When a single person books, tour operators add on an extra charge because they are passing on the extra cost

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Travel English: key words for the airport EF English Live

Travel English: key words for the airport. Wil. The airport is a place that you will eventually find yourself at if you haven’t already. Depending on where you’re going or coming from, Travel English will be a must. Let’s face it, with your holiday or business trip about to begin or …

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Road Trips Through America: East to West on Route 66!

A time tunnel into the heart of American history, Route 66 is a road like no other. Dubbed the Mother Road by John Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath, this 3,000+km drive from Chicago in the east to Los Angeles in the west provides one of the most famous road trips on the planet – so famous it inspired several TV shows, a movie and a classic song too.

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Airport questions you need to be able to answer in English

Do you want to travel internationally? If so, you’ll probably need to take a plane. As English is the international language of aviation, knowing how to talk about flying in English is an essential part of your travel experience. Here are eight English questions you will need to be able to answer if you want your next international trip to go smoothly.

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Alternative Ways of Saying ‘to travel’ EF English Live

Article related: Travel English: Holiday Accommodation. Previous Post Next Post. Wil. Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites

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Travel English: Key words for the train

Travel English: Key words for the train. Sophie Williams . It’s not uncommon for tourists to travel by train in an English-speaking country, especially in the UK. Trains are a great way to get around, but sometimes the associated phrases and vocabulary can be confusing if you’re a non-native speaker. It’s important to know some key

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Introducing yourself in English to your seat neighbour on

Phrases on a plane: Travel is a great way to learn about other cultures and meet people from other countries.Striking up a conversation with the people sat next to you on the plane can be an enjoyable way to pass the time during your flight, get some great tips for your trip, practice your English language skills and even make a new friend.

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Useful phrases to take a taxi in English EF English Live

Travel English: Holiday Accommodation. Previous Post Next Post. Wil. Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites. He speaks four

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English phrases to make your next vacation amazing

Travel is one of the most popular reasons for learning English. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, every year millions of people practise English to use on an overseas trip. If you already know the basics, by learning a few more useful expressions, you can really make the most of your holiday.

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English for a Business Trip EF English Live Blog

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Travel English: key words for staying at a hotel

If you travel abroad either on business or for a holiday, you will probably be staying at a hotel. Many hotels offer plenty of services other than providing you with a bed to sleep in, so here are some useful Travel English words that will come in handy when staying at a hotel.. If you’re arriving by plane you should check with your hotel and see if they offer airport transfers.

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Travel and hospitality English. If you wish to work in the travel or hospitality sectors, English language skills are a must. Our courses with expert English teachers give you the confidence to deal with customers and colleagues. Automotive, oil, gas and construction English.

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Simple ways to give advice in English EF English Live

If I were you, I would travel more. Remember to use an infinitive after ‘would’ and not ‘to’. To make this negative, put ‘not’ after ‘would’. Make a suggestion. A suggestion or recommendation is another good way of giving advice that isn’t to direct. You can use the words ‘suggest’ or …

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The Meaning of Hand Gestures Around the World English

Whenever you travel for business or pleasure to another country spending a bit of time to research the culture and especially customs such as non-verbal communication is a wise use of your time. It could mean the difference between a fun, productive trip and one that is possibly far less pleasant.

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Talking your way through a flight stopover in English EF

Travelling is great fun – but it can also be stressful, especially if you need to transfer flights. Whether you have an hour between connecting flights or a 24-hour stopover on your way across the world, there are lots of things you can do to make the time between flights less stressful, and even enjoyable.

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English Words & Phrases to Hire a Car for Your Road Trip

The best way to get the car you need at a price you can afford is to plan ahead and book in advance, before you travel, if you can. This gives you plenty of time to compare different car hire companies, read and understand the conditions of hire and consider the cost and value of any additional charges.

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How to make someone's day: Give a compliment in English

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Travel English: ordering at a restaurant

Travel English: ordering at a restaurant. Wil . Eating out at restaurants is great. You don’t have to worry about cooking anything or cleaning up after yourself. How do you feel about eating out at restaurants? Do you prefer to cook? Well, if you’re like me, and love being served at a restaurant, take a look at some of these words and

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English Grammar: when to use ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’

Many learners confuse how to use the words ‘must’ and ‘mustn’t’ in English.While they might seem tricky, they are actually quite simple to use. ‘Must’ is a modal verb, which means it does not show an action like most verbs.

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Has social media changed the way we speak and write English

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Where does the English language come from

The first phase, Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, was a heavily Germanic language brought by the tribes which began migrating to the British Isles form Germany in the fifth century A.D. Old English still retains a few short words we can still recognise today (him; he – and derivatives of), but sentence construction and more complex vocabulary

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British words Americans find utterly confusing

Chips. Food is a recurring topic of confusion for the US and UK. In Britain, chips refer to potatoes, cut into thick strips or wedges, usually at least 1-2cm thick, and fried in oil. Usually served wrapped in newspaper with salt and vinegar. In the US, chips are what the Brits call crisps: tiny, thin slices of potato friend or over-baked until

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Communication and commitment makes for a winning team

“The best thing about cycling is that you travel so much. You see different ways of doing things. The culture, the discipline. Knowing all that helps you a lot and allows you to grow as a person. In every country, English helps you to communicate with other people.”

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Inspirational quotes in English for when the going gets

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Weird English phrases and their meaning EF English Live

The English language is full of bizarre English phrases, idioms and proverbs which, when taken literally, seem to make no sense at all. Let EF English Live guide you through a few of our favourite sayings – and decipher them to help you avoid confusion!. 1.

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Breaking the Ice – Conversational English with Strangers

Breaking the Ice – Conversational English with Strangers. Alan Peters. Attending any kind of gathering where we will be mixing with strangers causes a pang of anxiety in most of us, and when English is not our first language, such worries can be greater. One of the advantages we have when we learn English online is that we can take the time

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How to Ask for the Bathroom in English

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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6 top tips to help you ace your English speaking exam

Hypothesising using conditional sentences is often a nice way to do this. 5. Keep an eye on the time. This doesn’t apply to all tests but some, for example OPIC, have time limits. If there is a time limit, make sure you leave enough time to answer all the questions. 6.

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15 most common English idioms and phrases EF English Live

7. ‘A piece of cake’ – something is very easy. “The English test was a piece of cake.”. 8. ‘Let the cat out of the bag’ – to accidentally reveal a secret. “I let the cat out of the bag about their wedding plans.”. 9. ‘To feel under the weather’ – to not feel well.

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English for making requests at work

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Shakespeare’s best love quotes and their meaning

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites.

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Italics and Underlining in English English Live Blog

Italics and Underlining in English. Chris Miller. One of the problems when we learn English online is the confusion that surrounds the type of punctuation and formatting used when referring to written works such as books, articles, and poems. The same questions also arise when referring to movie, song, and television show titles.

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Is text messaging ruining the English language

FOR. You only need to look at recent education statistics to see that text messaging is completely devastating the English language. Recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s were far more literate than children of today. In 2013, the average schoolchild struggles more with spelling, grammar and essay-writing

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Shakespearean words we still use today

From Love is Blind to In a Pickle: Shakespearean Words and Phrases we still use Today. Wil. No single writer has done more to change and shape the English language than Shakespeare. As a mark of his lasting legacy and talent as a playwright, many of the words and phrases he came up with are still in common use today.

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4 simple steps to cancel plans in English

Greet the person. Suddenly telling someone you need to cancel plans is likely to make them surprised or upset. Make sure you greet them by saying “Hi”, “Good morning” or “Good afternoon” and asking how they are first as you would in any conversation or email. Once you have started the conversation, it makes it much easier to let them know you want to cancel your plans.

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Social media terminology: Troll, hater, meme EF

In social media, a troll is a person who deliberately starts arguments in the comments sections of sites. Often they don’t even believe in what they are arguing for, they just do it because they enjoy it. 3. Hater. Another negative personality in social media, a hater is someone who …

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5 Ways to Say Thank You in English EF English Live

Thanks for having my back. When someone has been generally helpful to you at tough time, you can say this. A similar phrase you could try is “Thanks for looking out for me.”. These expressions are both useful for thanking people who have supported you over a long period in your life.

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Learn English online with Qualified Teachers EF English Live

Your schedule. With our interactive lessons available anytime on any device, and live classes starting every 30 minutes, EF English Live is designed to easily fit English learning into your lifestyle. Your goals. Target your studies with specialised courses for business, travel or test prep, and master the language skills you need for success.

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