Perhaps for those of you who traveling abroad a lot will get the idea of how important English is. In order  to gain the most valuable experience while visiting a whole new country, let’s learn these travel words and sentences that widely used under some specific circumstances below.

How to study English vocabularies?

The very first step before we start learning any new words is to find out the most effective learning method for yourself.

From my own experience, I usually make use of eJOY Extension – a Chrome extension designed by the eJOY team. eJOY Extension allows us to look up, pronounce and save any vocabulary that we haven’t known.

These are the steps that I follow to learn with eJOY Extension, let’s take a look:

  • First, you need to install eJOY Extension to your Google Chrome

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  • Highlight the word you do not know for translation, definition, listen to the pronunciation and click Add.
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English travel words and sentences

1. In the airport

Vocabulary

Flight time Flight time/ departure time (n)

/flaɪt taɪm / /dɪˈpɑːʧə taɪm/

the time when a plane is scheduled to depart

Ex: Our departure time was delayed because of bad weather.

Check in desk Check-in desk (n)

/ʧɛk ɪn dɛsk/

one of the places at an airport where you show your ticket so that you can be told where you will be sitting

Ex: Let’s meet at the check-in desk.

Baggage allowance Baggage allowance (n)

/ˈbægɪʤ əˈlaʊəns/

the amount of checked baggage or hand/carry-on luggage the company will allow per passenger.

Ex: Do you know the baggage allowance of Ryanair?

Excess baggage Excess baggage (n)

bags that weigh more than the allowed amount for a single passenger, or the money you are charged to take them onto an aircraft

Ex: He came with 25 kg of excess baggage so we had to pay excess baggage fee.

Carousel Carousel (n)

/kærʊˈsɛl/

A continuously revolving belt, track or other device on which items are placed for later retrieval

Ex: Have you seen our luggage on the carousel?

Departure lounge Departure lounge (n)

/dɪˈpɑːʧə laʊnʤ/

a seating area in an airport where passengers wait immediately prior to boarding.

Ex: Many passengers who take the night flight are half-sleeping in the departure lounge.

Security check area Security check area (n)

/sɪˈkjʊərɪti ʧɛk ˈeərɪə/

the area in the airport where one is checked to assure that there is no harm or threat to other passengers, staff and planes.

Ex: He is in the security check area right now.

Boarding gate Boarding gate (n)

/ˈbɔːdɪŋ geɪt/

an area of an airport that provides a waiting area for passengers before boarding their flight.

Ex: Excuse me, sir! Can you please show me where is boarding gate B5?

Arrive time Arrival time (n)

/əˈraɪvəl taɪm/

the time when a plane, train, bus, etc., is scheduled to arrive

Ex: When is her arrival time?

Take off Take off (v)

/teɪk ɒf/

an act or instance of leaving the ground (as by an airplane)

Ex: Before taking off, please check if you have buckled your seat belt.

Delay (v)

/dɪˈleɪ/

a period of time by which the expected schedule, flight time, etc… is late or postponed.

Ex: Do you know which airline is infamous for their delayed flights?

Cancelation Cancellation (n)

/ˌkænsəˈleɪʃən/

the action of canceling something that has been arranged or planned.

Ex: All the flights to and from Hawaii are subject to cancellation due to the storm.

Let’s find the new words learned above in this following video.

Sentence

The sentences you will use:

  • Where’s the check-in desk, please?
  • Where is boarding gate 34, please?
  • Can I have a window seat, please?
  • Where’s the security check-in area?

The sentences you will hear:

  • Can I see your passport and boarding card, please?
  • Your plane is delayed for 45 minutes
  • You’ll be boarding at gate number 34

Take a look at the dialogue in the immigration counter in this video to study more essential sentences.

2. On the airplane

Vocabulary

window seat window seat (n)

/ˈwɪndəʊ siːt/

a seat next to a window in an aircraft, train, or other vehicle.

Ex: I’d love to take the window seat.

Aisle seat Aisle seat(n)

/aɪl siːt/

a seat next to the aisle in an aircraft, train, or other vehicle.

Ex: You should pick an aisle seat when the flight is long so that you don’t have to climb over people if you want to go to the restroom

Seat belt Seat belt(n)

/siːt bɛlt/

a belt or strap securing a person to prevent injury, especially in a vehicle or aircraft.

Ex: Whenever you are on an aircraft or a car, you should wear a seat belt.

flight attendance Flight attendant(n)

/flaɪt əˈtɛndənt/

a steward or stewardess on an aircraft.

Ex: She wants to be a flight attendant when she grows up. Because she wishes to travel the world.

baggage Baggage(n)

/ˈbægɪʤ/

personal belongings packed in suitcases for traveling; luggage.

Ex: I only have one baggage when travelling.

Sentences

The sentence you will use:

  • May I have something to eat/drink?

The sentences you will hear:

  • What’s your seat number?
  • Please turn off all mobile phones and electronic devices
  • Would you like any food or refreshments?
  • Please fasten your seat belt and return your seat to the upright position
  • We’ll be landing in about fifteen minutes

3. Asking for direction

Vocabulary

junction Junction (n)

/ˈʤʌŋkʃən/

a point where two or more roads/railways are joined.

Ex: There were many car accidents happened in this junction.

crossroad Crossroad (n)

/ˈkrɒsˌrəʊd/

an intersection of two or more roads.

Ex: He said he’ll meet me at the Avenue crossroad so we can run away.

bus station Bus station (n)

/bʌs ˈsteɪʃən/

a terminal where buses arrive and depart.

Ex: Can you tell me how to get to the nearest bus station?

traffic light Traffic lights (n)

/ˈtræfɪk laɪt/

a set of automatically operated colored lights, typically red, amber, and green, for controlling traffic at road junctions and crosswalks.

Ex: They use the traffic lights to control the movement of traffic.

go straight Go straight (v)

/gəʊ streɪt/

Move forward, no turning.

Ex: You should keep going straight until you see the traffic light, then turn left.

zebra crossing Zebra crossing (n)

/ˈziːbrə ˈkrɒsɪŋ/

an area of road painted with broad white stripes, where vehicles must stop if pedestrians wish to cross; a crosswalk.

Ex: You should walk on the zebra crossing when crossing the road for your safety.

opposite Opposite (adj)

/ˈɒpəzɪt/

having a position on the other or further side of something; facing something, especially something of the same type.

Ex: The post office is on the opposite side of the Nike store. You can’t miss it.

Sentences

The sentences you will use:

  • How far is it to the airport?
  • Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the bus station?
  • I’m looking for this address
  • Can you show me on the map?
  • Where can I find a grocery store…?

The sentences you will hear:

  • Take this road
  • You’re going the wrong way
  • Go down there
  • Take the first on the left
  • Turn right/left
  • Go straight ahead

Watch the video below to get used to the sentences of asking for direction.

4. In the hotel, motel

Vocabulary

reservation Reservation (n)

/ˌrɛzəˈveɪʃən/

the action of reserving something.

Ex: Do you have the reservation for the hotel?

check in Check in (v)

/ʧɛk ɪn/

arrive and register at a hotel or airport.

Ex: You must check in at the reception even you already have the room booked.

check out Check out (v)

/ʧɛk aʊt/

settle one’s hotel bill before leaving.

Ex: The check out time is 12:00

double room Double room (n)

/ˈdʌbl ruːm/

a room intended for two people, usually a couple, to stay in.

Ex: I want to book a double room for one night, the 1st of November.

single room Single room (n)

/ˈsɪŋgl ruːm/

a room intended for one person to stay in

Ex: Single rooms are available from 25$ per night.

room service Room service (n)

/ruːm ˈsɜːvɪs/

service provided in a hotel allowing guests to order food and drink to be brought to their rooms.

Ex: Can I order a room service?

common room Common room (n)

/ˈkɒmən ruːm/

a common space, like a living room or you will be sharing the room with other guests

Ex: I met a very funny guy in the common room today.

dorm Dorm (n)

/dɔːm/

a large room containing many beds

Ex: Many travelers prefer to stay in a dorm while travelling on a budget.

Sentences

The sentences you will use:

  • I want to check in please
  • What room am I in?
  • Does the room have WIFI?
  • What is the Wifi password please?
  • Could you tell me where … is?
  • How can I use this TV?
  • Can I reserve a room?
  • I would like to book a room
  • I’d like to check out please
The sentences you will hear:
  • Your room number is 314, on the 3rd floor
  • Can I see your passport or ID please?
  • Breakfast is served at 7 am
  • How would you like to pay for that?

Let’s watch the video below about the way people book a room in the hotel to learn more about vocabularies and sentences.

These are just some common out of many travel words and sentences that you definitely should know once traveling abroad. What are you waiting for? Learn and update for more articles on eJOY blog to improve your English.

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Exercises

1. Choose the right answer

The time when a plane is scheduled to depart

  • Flight time
  • Boarding time
  • Arrival time

The amount of checked baggage or hand/carry-on luggage the company will allow per passenger.

  • Excess baggage charge
  • Baggage allowance
  • Baggage

A period of time by which the expected schedule, flight time, etc… is late or postponed.

  • Cancellation
  • Delay
  • On time

A point where two or more roads/railways are joined.

  • Crossroad
  • Traffic light
  • Junction

A room intended for two people, usually a couple, to stay in.

  • Single room
  • Dorm
  • Double room

2. Fill in the gap

Served –  Reservation – Breakfast – Check out – Double room – Check in

  • Hi, I would like to make a _______1________
  • Sure, what kind of room do you want?
  • We are two friends, so I would like to book a _______2______ for one night, the 2nd of September, please.
  • Yes, the pride will be 50$. How would you like to pay?
  • I will pay with credit card when arriving.
  • Great. Can I have your name, please?
  • It’s Julie Jones. Is ____3_____ included?
  • Yes, of course. You can _____4______ at 3pm. ______5_____at 12. Breakfast is ____6___ from 7-9am.
  • Thank you! I got it.

Leave your answers in the comment below. Good luck!


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