English for Travel is a course for business people and tourists. It is for people who travel to English-speaking countries or to countries where English is often used at airports, in restaurants, in shops, and so on.
It is a practical course which teaches you how to use English when buying a ticket, ordering a meal, hiring a car, etc.
English for Travel
The course tells the story of a business trip to Athens. Peter and Maria Almar have a shop in Zurich. They visit Istanbul and Athens to buy things for their shop, and they also have a few days’ holiday in Greece.
English for Travel can be used as a self-study course —you can use it at home without a teacher. (It can also be used with a teacher, and there is a Teacher’s Guide to help teachers use the course in the classroom.)
You must know a little English before you start the course. (You may have learnt some at school or have spent one or two years learning English at evening classes.)
There are explanations of the more difficult or important words in each unit (Key Words) and an alphabetical Wordlist at the back of this book (pages 107-113).
This will help you to find an explanation quickly if you do not know the meaning of a word.
Many words that the traveller needs are different in British English and American English. Both British and American English words are given in the Key Words and Wordlist.
The parts of the course are this book (the Coursebook) and two cassettes, so you will need a cassette player.
The cassettes are a very important part of the course because the traveller has to do a lot of listening and speaking.
The cassettes help you to listen to and understand English as it is used by travel agents, shop assistants, etc.
They also give you the chance to practise the kind of sentences you need to say when you have to ask for information, buy things, etc.
English for Travel teaches useful English; it teaches realistic English, and it gives active practice in the English needed for travel.
You can get the English for Trave book from the links below.