• English in Use - Adverts - Travel Republic

    This one is for Xeb.  Watch the advert. There's no need for a transcript, but you can comment, or ask a question on the next page.


  • Interesting Fact Question

    What do 30% of British travellers take abroad with them?


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  • Take a language holiday - Travel Article


    Do I have to have a coma here?

    by Gisele Méndez edited by Lynne Hand

    Amused by the title above? Don’t worry – the spelling mistake "coma" instead of "comma" is intentional, and it highlights an important point: If you're writing a letter to a friend or relative, it doesn't really matter if you make a silly mistake, but if you want to be taken seriously in business; errors – comic or not – can hold you back.

    Perhaps you find yourself nervously rushing through a presentation, or you forget the pronunciation of an important word during a meeting. When English is your second language, it is all the more important to speak and write clearly and concisely in business to avoid miscommunication. Luckily, there are some simple ways to improve your skills and communicate more effectively.

  • Travelling Alone - Travel Article

    Travel Alone

    Some people shy away from travelling alone, a few embrace it. So, what is it that makes it an attractive option? What are the advantages of going it alone?

    Well first things first, travelling solo can be very liberating. The itinerary you set and all the decisions you make are yours and yours alone. You don't need to worry about any other person or group. In other words, there's no need to compromise, there are no arguments, and no need to second-guess what other people want or need.  Actually, you can be completely selfish.

    Travelling alone is also a great confidence builder. Yes, at times it can feel a bit lonely, but that is just one of many problems you will have to solve yourself, along with making your own arrangements, and setting your own goals.

    “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

  • Weekend Getaways in the US - Travel Article

    New York Skyline
    Photo Taken by Arne Bornheim 

    Romantic Weekend Getaways in the US

    Christmas is over, so Valentine's Day must be round the corner, and in anticipation of that, here are some of the most romantic weekend getaways in the US. 

    First We’ll Take Manhattan: In spite of its size, Manhattan is considered one of the most romantic places in the U.S.A. Whether you simply want to enjoy dinner in your hotel suite or dine at any one of the five-star restaurants, the night is always young for lovers who seek solitude in a city that hosts millions of tourists each year. Take a carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy an opera or classical performance at the Lincoln Center, or just hand in hand walk along Fifth Avenue during the evening; the city offers something for everyone