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Common Learner Mistakes: Travel, Travels, Travelling, Trip and Journey

Many learners at all levels make mistakes with these words. Here are the rules: You can download this here in High Definition: Travel / Trip / Journey / Travelling 93.04 KB Download Here are some more examples: Travel (verb): He travelled through Latin America on his own. I want to travel the world, but I don’t have the money. If I win the lottery, I will travel to every country in the world. Travel (as a compound noun):The travel agent booked my flight for me. If you don’t know where to go on holiday, you should go to the travel agent and get some brochures. Travel agent: the shop that sells holidays and flights, also the person who works in this shop. Air travel is becoming more and more popular nowadays. One of my main interests is foreign travel. They say that foreign travel broadens your mind Travels (plural): He documented all of his travels in a journal. My brother writes about all of his travels on a...

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Man stops people parking with a giant canon

Vocabulary: to get annoyed (v+adj), to park (v), retired (adj), canon (n), to deter (v), prop (n). Paul Davis, from London, gets very annoyed when people park their cars in front of his house. The retired army officer, 67, gets so annoyed that he has decided to do something about it; he has put a giant canon there hoping that this will deter people from parking. The canon is not real; it is a prop from a British TV show called Hornblower but Paul Davis says that it doesn’t matter. The canon scares people so much that no one has parked in front of his house since it has been installed. Photos and story from...

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Spanish man must pay 100 euros for running too fast

Vocabulary: to fine (v), pavement (n), driving licence (n), to obey (v), proposal (n), pedestrian (n), to breathalyze (v). A Spanish man has been fined 100 euros because he was running too quickly along the pavement. They also gave him 4 points on his driving licence. The fine says that the man did not obey the orders of the police, who told him to slow down. For this reason he was fined. This story is just one of many unusual traffic violation stories coming from Spain. Earlier this year, the government proposed new laws aimed at making the roads safer; the proposal is to consider pedestrians as “users of the road”. This means that they must follow the same rules as cars. Under this proposal, pedestrians would have to follow a speed limit (for example, not running too quickly) and they can be stopped by the police and breathalyzed if the police think that they are too drunk. They could be fined on both occasions. Many people have criticized this proposal saying that it may stop people from jogging and getting exercise. It could also have consequences on Spanish festivals, which typically take place outside and involve drinking alcohol. Photo and Information from: The Guardian  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/28/spain-proposal-to-breathalyse-pedestrians?CMP=share_btn_tw Extra information from: http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/corredor_multado-multa-A_Coruna_2_1919955019.html (in...

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Crashed Air Asia Plane Found

Vocabulary: tail (n), to go missing (phrasal verb), current (of an ocean/sea) (n), Black Box (of a plane) (n), The tail of the plane that went missing on 28th December has been found. The Air Asia plane was travelling from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people. There are no known survivors. So far only the tail of the plane and 40 bodies have been found. Experts believe that the strong current of the ocean could be moving the plane under the water. This is why only a small part of it has been discovered. No one knows why the plane crashed. However, it is known that the plane was travelling through a storm and that the pilot had asked to change direction. The plane’s “Black Box” was found with the tail. The “Black Box” records what the pilot and crew say. This information could help discover why the plane...

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