Words of Topic: Travel

Word group for topic: Travel, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Travel
accommodation  Speak
n.
a room or building in which you stay during travel or live
While I'm traveling, my favorite types of accommodation are hotels.
all-inclusive  Speak
a
a hotel deal which the price includes accommodation, meals, and drinks at any time
I've never thought that hotels with all-inclusive service are so comfortable!
half-board  Speak
n.
if you request a half-board at a hotel, breakfast and dinner would be included in the hotel price as part of the package
We liked our tour with the half-board service. We spent breakfasts and dinners in the hotel and had lunches in the nearby restaurant.
full-board  Speak
n.
if you request a full-board at a hotel, that would include all three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the price of your accommodation
The price of the holiday includes flights, full board, and all extras.
self-catering  Speak
n.
a holiday deal that meals are not provided
My family decided to go for self-catering rather than stay in a hotel.
book  Speak
v.
to arrange to have a seat, room, performer, etc. at a particular time in the future
The hotel is fully booked up.
breathtaking view  Speak
n.
an extremely beautiful view
I've seen many breathtaking views during my journey to the Rocky Mountains.
charter flight  Speak
n.
a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight
Due to our modest budget, we had to take a charter-flight.
destination  Speak
n.
the place where someone is going
New York is a popular holiday destination for tourists.
guided tour  Speak
n.
a tour in which a group of people is guided by an expert
Guided tours are a great way to learn about different places of interest.
local crafts  Speak
n.
things made in the region.
I always bought some local crafts when I was traveling.
travel agency  Speak
n.
a company or shop that makes travel arrangements for people.
I called several travel agencies to compare prices before I booked a flight.
travel agent  Speak
n.
a person whose job is to find travel information and arrange for tickets and hotel rooms
We asked the travel agent if any discount fares were still available.
stunning landscape  Speak
n.
a large area of countryside.
It is a wonderful country, with great people, stunning landscape, and marvelous wildlife.
sightseeing  Speak
n.
the activity of visiting interesting places, especially by people on holiday
Unfortunately, I had no time to go sightseeing in Berlin.
tourist trap  Speak
n.
a crowded place where provides entertainment and things to buy for tourists, often at high prices
We tried to avoid tourist traps while traveling.
youth hostel  Speak
n.
a place where people can stay cheaply when they are traveling
He said he had met her in a youth hostel in France.
long weekend  Speak
n.
Saturday and Sunday with at least one extra day added, either Friday or Monday
We spent a long weekend with my parents.
day off  Speak
n.
a day when you do not work
I don't get many days off in a year usually.
consider  Speak
v.
to spend time thinking about a possibility or making a decision
Recently, I'm considering the Rocky Mountains, as I really want to witness the large mountain range located in the western part of North America in the United States and Canada.
narrow  Speak
v.
to become less wide or to make something less wide
I don't want to narrow down what I want to see.
mainly  Speak
adv.
usually or to a large degree
I mainly spend that time with my family in my hometown.
glimpse  Speak
v.
to see something or someone for a very short time or only partly
The first glimpse of spring has come as early as January for most cities in the Northeast.
warm-up  Speak
v.
If an event warms up, it starts to become more interesting, enjoyable, or exciting
As the end of winter approaches, many begin to wonder when temperatures will begin to warm-up and feel like spring.
blossoming  Speak
n.
a small flower, or the small flowers on a tree or plant
That's when the weather starts warming up and all the flowers start blossoming.
glacier  Speak
n.
a large mass of ice that moves slowly
People often want to time their trip to the Rocky Mountains to see the spectacular watercolor that the glacier lakes are known for.
spectacular  Speak
a.
amazing; beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way
The Rocky Mountains are a year-round destination with spectacular scenery in every season.
appear  Speak
v.
come into sight
The color of a lake can appear different from one day to the next or even from hour to hour.
tranquil  Speak
a.
free from disturbance; calm
It’s a popular spot for tranquil walks along the shoreline and for canoeing.
particle  Speak
n.
an extremely small piece of matter
The sunlight that reflects off these particles is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue or green color.
turquoise  Speak
n.
a greenish-blue color
The sunlight that reflects off these particles is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue or green color.
iconic  Speak
a.
the thing that represents something of importance
Not only is it our capital, but it also has some of the most iconic buildings in the world.
architectural  Speak
a.
relating to the design of buildings
They really are very impressive pieces of architectural work and can't be missed.
thaw  Speak
v.
to cause to change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature
The lake is usually thawed by the beginning of June.
hiking  Speak
n.
the activity of going for long walks in the countryside
The lakes sit at the end of one of the most popular and easy hiking trails in Canmore.
detoxify  Speak
v.
to remove toxins from the body
I often go to hot springs to detoxify myself now and then except summertime, since I do love spending my summer at the beach.
stroll  Speak
n.
walk in a leisurely way
I strolled around the city.
canoeing  Speak
n.
the sport or activity of paddling a light, narrowboat
Canoeing on its turquoise waters and strolling along the shoreline trail are the most popular activities.
burning desire  Speak
n.
if you have the burning desire you are eager or more interested in doing something
Whenever I have that burning desire to travel, my family should always with me.
valuable  Speak
a.
worth a lot of money
I do want to make valuable and happy memories with all of them.
bucket list  Speak
n.
many achievements or experiences that a person hopes to achieve during their lifetime
That's actually on our bucket list.