Learn English for Traveling
Our Travel English course (Beginner Level) consists of 32 free online lessons.
We use the Pearson Global Scale of English/GSE to set the learning objectives and related grammar for each lesson in this introductory course. There are two sections consistent with the A1 and A2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference/CEFR for languages.
The lessons in the Beginner A1 level cover the Pearson GSE range of 10-29.
(GSE 10-21 = <A1, GSE 22-29 = A1, GSE 30-42 = A2, GSE 43-58 = B1, GSE 59-75 = B2, GSE 76-84 = C1, GSE 85-90 = C2)
Each lesson is organized as follows:
- Lesson Objectives
- Reading Exercise
- Grammar Tips
- Building Blocks
- Key Sentences
- Visual Vocabulary
- New Vocabulary Definitions
- Watch a Video
- Links to More Learning Resources
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF TOURISM (A1, Beginner, GSE 10-29)
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Talking about yourself and your family
- Lesson 1: English as the language of communication in tourism
The alphabet, vowels and consonants; The building block of sentences (subject and predicate)
- Lesson 2: Names of famous people in the tourism industry
Stating your name. The verb to be; titles
- Lesson 3: Stating where you are from. Country names, nationalities and language abilities
Colors, capitalization, punctuation (comma, period, question mark)
- Lesson 4: Greetings, small talk and farewells
Two kinds of common sentence structures (simple statement, simple question)
- Lesson 5: Making introductions
Use of this
- Lesson 6: Traveling with family and friends
Talking about your family and friends. The 8 parts of speech; verb ‘to have,’
- Lesson 7: Dressing for traveling and different tourist activities
Describing a person’s appearance. Clothing, accessories, jewelry
- Lesson 8: Tourism around key life events
Talking about birthdays, dating, engagements, weddings, retirements, funerals
- Lesson 9: Describing how you feel
Talking about emotions and feelings.
- Lesson 10: Visiting a farmers market. Meals and favorite foods
Grocery shopping. Expressing likes and dislikes
- Lesson 11: Seasonal tourism
Talking about the weather and your favorite seasons
- Lesson 12: Special interests tourism
Talking about your favorite hobbies, personal interests and leisure activities
- Lesson 13: Airbnb accommodation
Talking about your home. Types of accommodation, furniture, appliances.Shapes, sizes and dimensions
- Lesson 14: Talking about studies in tourism
Tourism studies and the education cycle. Subjects.
- Lesson 15: Talking about jobs in tourism, hospitality and hotel management
Names of professions.
- Lesson 16: Describing your routines
Routines as a student. Routines as a worker.
Using numbers (stating your age, address, phone number, telling time); asking and giving directions
- Lesson 17: Famous streets and addresses to visit
Using cardinal numbers to give your address, phone number and age
- Lesson 18: Talking about the location of famous tourist attractions
Describing the location of places, persons and things. Asking for and giving directions. Imperative
- Lesson 19: Dates of famous national holidays and events
Specifying dates using ordinal numbers
- Lesson 20: Telling time around the world
Using cardinal numbers to tell time. Before and after the hour.