How to get there

Key Vocabulary & Phrases – How to Get There:

  • Voy a ir - I am going to go…
  • Quiero viajar - I want to travel…
  • Voy a tomar un avión / autobús / tren - I am going to take a plane / bus / train…
  • Ya he reservado un billete - I have already booked a ticket…
  • Viajaré en coche - I will travel by car…
  • Me gustaría tomar un taxi al aeropuerto - I would like to take a taxi to the airport…

Grammatical Structures:

  • Using “ir + Infinitive” to discuss future travel plans: “Voy a viajar a España el próximo mes”
  • Using the simple future tense to talk about travel plans: “Compraré mi billete de tren mañana”
  • Using “tener + que” to express what you have to do: “Tengo que hacer una reserva”

Conversation Starters:

  • What are your plans for this weekend? - ¿Cuáles son tus planes para este fin de semana?
  • Describe your ideal vacation - Describe tus vacaciones ideales.

Model Sentences:

  • Este verano, voy a ir a España en avión - This summer I am going to Spain by plane.
  • Necesito reservar un hotel y comprar un billete de tren - I need to book a hotel and buy a train ticket.
  • ¿A qué hora sale el autobús para el museo? - At what time does the bus leave for the museum?

Cultural Notes:

  • In Spain, travelling by train is a popular option and the rail network connects many major cities.
  • The bus system in many Spanish towns and cities is reliable and cost effective.
  • Keep in mind that in Spanish-speaking countries, schedules might be more fluid and exact times may not be strictly adhered to. This cultural difference could be a point for the oral or essay sections.

In revising for the Travel and Tourism portion, it is important to not only memorise the key vocabulary and phrases, but also to understand how travel and tourism activities might vary culturally in Spanish-speaking countries.