Vocabulary Quiz - Travel

View out of airplane window.
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English learners generally have one thing in common: they love to travel and find out about new cultures. One of the main reasons most of us learn a new language is in order to try it on by going to a country where they speak the language. Of course, in order to get there, you have to travel. That's when travel vocabulary becomes absolutely necessary. Here is a quiz with related travel vocabulary for four means of travelling: by rail, by bus or coach, by air, and by sea.

Use the following words to fill in the gaps in the travel chart. Each word or phrase is used only once.

  • bus terminal
  • aircraft
  • catch/get on/board
  • disembark
  • quay/dock
  • liner
  • trip
  • depart/leave
  • land
  • bridge
  • driver's seat
  • pilot
  • corridor/aisle

Have a safe journey!

Means of Travel

By railBy bus / coachBy airBy sea
station_____airportport
trainbus_____ship
catch/get on_____get on/boardembark
get offget offget off/disembark_____
platformdeparture gatedeparture gate_____
passenger traincoach / buspassenger jet/airplane_____
journey_____flightvoyage
_____depart/leavetake offsail
arrivearrive_____dock
engine_____cockpit_____
engine driverbus driver_____captain
_____aisleaislegangway

Practice using this vocabulary in short writing and speaking assignments like this example to integrate the new vocabulary:

Last year I flew to Italy for a month's vacation. We got on the plane in New York and disembarked in a completely different world.

The first thing I did when we arrived was to get a real Italian espresso. The next weeks were wonderful as we took passenger trains to many different cities throughout the country. We also went to Leghorn, a port in Tuscany, and embarked on a ferry trip to the island of Sardinia.