The topic of traffic and travel is a common topic in everyday communication contexts as well as in academic speaking tests such as IELTS Speaking.
|Have a thirst for adventure|
Get itchy feet
Can hardly contain my excitement
An arduous journey
Break the journey
Have a stopover
Do the sights
A low-cost airline
An intrepid explorer
Get hopelessly lost
Send out a search party
Face severe weather conditions
Boost sb’s spirits
Sb’s spirits are high
Sheer epic grandeur
Have a special charm
One’s budget doesn’t quite stretch to st.
Describe a bicycle/motorcycle/car trip you would like to go
You should say:
- When it is
- Where you go
- Who you go with
- Explain why you would like to go on that trip
Well, a trip that I have every intention of going on is a motorbike trip with my boyfriend to Sapa, which is a mountainous area in northwest Vietnam.
I’ve been thinking of that trip for a long time. It’s going to be an arduous trip because of the long distance between Hanoi and Sapa. The routes also meander so we may break the journey or have a stopover sometimes before traveling on.
At first, my boyfriend tells me to book a couple of tickets from a low-cost airline but I don’t want to. I prefer a motorbike trip since I have a thirst for adventure. With a motorbike, it’s much easier to travel from one destination to another to do the sights.
You know, Sapa is a mountainous area with sheer epic grandeur and unexplored wilderness, so it would be a pity if I can’t behold all of those things.
Well, as embarrassing as this may sound, I have to say that I’m not an intrepid explorer. Sometimes I’m scared when I hear the news that someone has got lost and the authority has to send out a search party. Facing severe weather conditions also makes me frustrated, even though I know my boyfriend will always be there to boost my spirits.
Our budget doesn’t quite stretch to a luxurious hotel so we will choose a homestay instead. It’s not a bad choice, because a homestay allows us to immerse ourselves in nature there which has a special charm.
There are many reasons why I’d love to go on that trip. First of all, I’ve never gone on a trip with my boyfriend. Which destination is not a big deal as our spirits are always high when we go together. Add to that, a long distance can quench our thirst as we get itchy feet. Thinking of the trip, I feel like I can hardly contain my excitement.
- Have a thirst for adventure:
I can see she travels from pillars to posts during the year. She really has a thirst for adventure.
- Get itchy feet
I know she won’t sit tight in a place because she gets itchy feet.
- Can hardly contain my excitement
When I see that breath-taking view, I can hardly contain my excitement.
- An arduous journey
I just want to have a relaxing journey, not an arduous one.
- Break the journey
Because the trip is pretty long, we break the journey whenever we’re tired.
- Have a stopover: stopover (usually overnight)
I don’t want to have a stopover because it often takes more than a night.
- Do the sights: to visit all the characteristic places of a tourist destination
We choose a motorbike since we’d love to do the sights.
- Travel on: keep moving
After a short break, we traveled on.
- A low-cost airline
We don’t have much money so a low-cost airline will be a better choice.
- An intrepid explorer
My brother is an intrepid explorer but sometimes he throws caution to the wind.
- Unexplored wilderness
Nowadays, people prefer exploring places with unexplored wilderness to going to artificial resorts.
- Get hopelessly lost
I never travel alone as I’m scared of getting hopelessly lost.
- Send out a search party
People often get lost here so the police usually send out search parties to find them.
- Boost sb’s spirits: make anyone feel excited
Whenever I’m sad, my dad knows how to boost my spirits.
- Sb’s spirits are high: whose spirits are high
When I immerse myself in social events, my spirits are often very high.
- Sheer epic grandeur
Mountainous areas in Vietnam often have sheer epic grandeur.
- Have a special charm
The sights there have a special charm.
- One’s budget doesn’t quite stretch to st: Someone can’t afford something
My budget doesn’t quite stretch to a 5-star hotel so I choose a 3-star hotel instead.
- Face severe weather conditions
When I was in Ha Giang last time, I faced severe weather conditions.
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