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Useful Phrases & Expressions: Travel, Tourism & Adventure

Today we will share with you a wide range of travel and tourism vocabulary words for IELTS to help you boost your IELTS score on any IELTS Speaking or writing question that has to do with travel & adventure.

Useful Collocation and Expressions for IELTS Speaking

Topic : Travel, Tourism & Adventure

  • To get away : To escape, to go somewhere that is not your home. You can also use the noun “a getaway.”
    Example: Last week, I had a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to visit an ancient village in the countryside.
  • A thirst for adventure: strong desire for travelling/adventure
  • Get itchy feet: have a strong desire to travel
    Example: I’ve always had a thirst for adventure and often get itchy feet so I decided to set out to a journey from the North to the South of Australia next month.
  • To find a gem: When you find a place where only locals go and other tourists don’t visit.
    Example: Try to find a local guide when you visit a foreign country to successfully find a gem during your trip.
  • Arduous journey: difficult & tiring journey
  • Break the journey: stop for a short time during journey
    Example: I had a arduous journey to the South of Vietnam last year. I thought I would break the journey somewhere but I finally did it all in one go.
  • Adventurous explorer: a traveler who is willing to do or try new and daring things
  • Have a stopover: Have a brief overnight stay in a place when on a long journey to somewhere else, usually by air
    Example: I had a stopover in China on the way to Thailand, had a bit of a rest, and did the sights there before travelling on.
  • Low-cost airline: discount or budget airline
  • Put somebody on standby: make me wait to see if a seat become available
    Example: Last week I got a flight on a low-cost airline to Paris. I then tried to get a flight to the UK but they were all full, so they put me on standby.
  • To take a red eye: To take a late night airline flight
    Example: I had to take a red eye and now I’m exhausted.
  • Intrepid explorer: brave, with no fear of dangerous situations
    Example: In the course of a long and proud career, an intrepid explorer turned herself into a perfect lady.
  • Off the beaten track: An unusual route or destination
    Example: My best friend is a intrepid traveler who has a real sense of adventure. He always love to set out on a journey off the beaten track
  • Unexplored wilderness: not looked into or investigated; something that you have not done or experienced before
    Example: I’m thirsty for a journey into unexplored wilderness and getting right off the beaten track.
  • To take the road less traveled: To do things differently and to think outside of the box.
    Example: Adventurous travelers like to take the road less traveled when visiting a new country.
  • A real sense of adventure: the urge to explore beyond your daily surroundings and open yourself up to the adventure
  • To have wanderlust: To want to move around and see a lot of things around the world. To not want to stay in one place.
    Example: I had a incurable case of wanderlust.
  • The first leg of the journey: the first segment of a journey; the first flight of a multi-flight trip.
    Example: The first leg of the journey got me to the UK but it just gave me very little indication of what lay ahead.
  • Off the beaten track (path): in a place where few people go; unusual route/destination
    Example: Most young travelers make the effort to get off the tourist trail and look for off the beaten path destinations to experience the raw beauty of the country.

IELTS Writing Actual Test : Travel & Tourism


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