Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 2: Travel

(Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate)

Chủ đề Du lịch là một trong những chủ đề quen thuộc khi mỗi mùa hè hay những ngày nghỉ cập đến. Nhưng liệu rằng các bạn đã biết hết những từ vựng về du lịch trong Tiếng Anh? “Travel agent” là gì? “Lên máy bay” thì phải nói làm sao?

Hãy cùng IZONE học những cụm từ diễn đạt hay về chủ đề du lịch trong bài viết này nhé

A. Travel. journey, trip.

Look at these emails and note the different collocations for travel, journey and trip.


Have you made your travel arrangements for the sales conference yet? If you want a good travel agent, I can recommend Atlas World. They specialise in business travel. Their number is 2587996. They’re very helpful.
Hi Mia,

I’m finally here after an extremely tiring journey! The flight was three hours late, they lost my luggage, then there were no taxis at the airport. I hope my return journey is better! I’m at the Hotel Rex, room 1305, tel: 987745. Give me a call.

Hi Natalie,

I know next week is a business trip, but you must do some sightseeing too. I suggest we take a day trip to Canamuca. It’s about two hours by car, and we can take a boat trip to the island and have lunch there. Looking forward to seeing you. Safe journey.

I got some travel brochures with details of camping trips. Want to meet for lunch to look at them? One of them is in Chile, but it’s a long overnight journey from the capital to get there, so maybe we should look nearer home?

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B. Flights.

These collocations are all rather formal ones connected with flying:

Palair offers excellent in-flight entertainment, with the latest films and music.

The in-flight magazine includes maps and information about major airports.

[announcement by a cabin attendant] Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll shortly be landing at Dublin Airport.

Please fasten your seatbelts.

The passenger boarded the plane on time, but it was delayed taking off and she missed her connecting flight in Amsterdam.

Domestic flights are often more expensive than international ones. [flights within a country]

Do you normally prefer a window seat or an aisle seat when you fly?

We managed to get a charter flight; it was half the price of the scheduled flight.

The weather en route is fine, and we anticipate a smooth flight to Stockholm today.

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C. Accommodation.

We stayed in a small, family-run hotel.

The Panorama is a rather run-down hotel in a back street near the city centre.

The Palace is a luxury hotel on the main square of Porto Alegre.

I can’t afford to stay in smart hotels. I always have to look for budget accommodation. [very cheap]

I’d advise you to make a reservation before you go. The hotels near the beach are very popular and get fully booked during the summer.

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D. Exercise

Bài 1: Bạn hãy hoàn thành mỗi câu sau với các từ trip, travel hoặc journey.

1. I’ll get some ………………..brochures today and we can start planning our holiday.
2. Tom is away on a business…………………. all week.
3. It’s a rather difficult overnight ……………………to the mountains but it’s well worth it.
4. I prefer to arrange my holidays myself rather than use a……………………………….agent.
5. On Saturday we went on a day ………………………to an interesting old castle.
6. Was it a tiring ……………………….. from Seoul to Los Angeles?
7. On summer weekends we often used to go on camping ………………………
8. Do you use a special firm to arrange business ………………for your staff?
9. Do you make your own ……………………arrangements or does your secretary do it all?
10. I hope your flight is on time tomorrow. Safe ………………! See you at the airport.

Bài 2: Hoàn thành các câu sau

1. We couldn’t a reservation; all the hotels were booked.
2. As I’ve got long legs, I usually ask for an seat on a long flight, but on the flight to New York I had a seat and I got a great view of Manhattan as we came in, even though I didn’t have much leg-room.
3. We’re only scheduled to have about half an hour in Dubai, so I hope we don’t miss our flight.
4. They seem to have much better in-flight on that airline; they have the latest films and you can play video games.
5. Passengers must their seatbelts before take-off and landing.
6. Passengers with seats in rows 1 to 25 are now invited to the plane.
7. The Principality Hotel was rather -down and we were very disappointed.
8. You can spend a lot of money and stay in a hotel or you can look for budget .

Bài 3: Trả lời câu hỏi về các cụm từ du lịch 

1. What is the opposite of a smooth flight? =>
2. Which of these two kinds of flight do most people prefer and why? =>
3. What do we call a flight which is not a charter flight? =>
4. What do airlines often provide for passengers to read? =>
5. What is the difference between a business trip and business travel? =>
6. What is the opposite of outward journey? =>
7. If a hotel is family-run, is it especially trying to attract families as guests? =>

Bài 4: Viết khoảng 100 từ miêu tả một trải nghiệm du lịch cá nhân gần đây của bạn. Sử dụng những cụm từ có trong bài học. 

Write your answer here:

Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

E. Practice

Part 1: 

1. How do you plan and prepare for your holiday?

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

travel agent, travel brochures, travel arrangements, day trip, boat trip, camping trips, safe journey, domestic flights, international flights, charter flights, scheduled flights

2. Do you like traveling by air?

domestic flights, connecting flight, international flights, charter flights, scheduled flights, in-flight entertainment, in-flight magazine, window seat, aisle seat

3. Which kind of hotel do you often stay in when you go on vacation?

family-run hotels, run-down hotels, luxury hotels, smart hotels, budget accommodation, make a reservation, fully booked

Part 2: 

1. Is it easier to travel long distances today than in the past? (Why?)

travel agent, travel brochures, travel arrangements, safe journey, tiring journey, domestic flights, international flights, charter flights, scheduled flights, return journey, outward journey

2. What are people supposed to do before the plane takes off?

board the plane, fasten one’s seatbelts, window seat, aisle seat, bumpy flight  


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