Adventure travel

Check out this brochure with some of the most exciting adventure holidays around the world and improve your reading skills. Are you ready for this?

 

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then read the text and do the other exercises.

Reading

Adventure travel

Time for an adventure?

Are you a bit bored with your nine-to-five routine? Have a look at our exciting range of holidays and decide what type of adventure you’d like.

Activity holidays

Our activity holidays are for everyone, people who love danger or who just like sports. We have a huge variety of water, snow or desert holidays. We’ll take you SCUBA diving in the Red Sea or kayaking and white water rafting in Canada. If you prefer snow, you can try skiing or snowboarding in the Alps or even igloo-building. For those who like warmer weather, we also have sandboarding (the desert version of skateboarding) or camel safaris.

Polar expeditions

Take a cruise to Antarctica or the northern Arctic; explore a land of white natural beauty and wonderful wildlife. Our experts will explain everything about the two poles as you watch the penguins in Antarctica or whales and polar bears in the Arctic. There's no greater adventure than travelling to the ends of the earth. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Cultural journeys

Our cultural journeys will help you discover ancient civilisations: India, Thailand, Egypt and many more. Visit temples, palaces and ancient ruins – just remember to bring your camera! Get to know local ways of life by exploring markets, trying exotic foods and meeting local people.

Trekking tours

We have trekking holidays to famous places such as Machu Picchu or the Everest Base Camp Trek, as well as some nearer to home in the Highlands of Scotland. You don’t need to be very sporty, just fairly fit. You’ll have a great time enjoying nature with a group of new friends. Some of the holidays include camping, but we’ll transport the tents for you!

Wildlife holidays

We organise small-group tours to get closer to nature in Africa, Asia or South America. Go on safari in Africa and watch lions and giraffes. Meet the famous turtles of the Galapagos Islands. Look for tigers in India, or take an elephant safari in Sri Lanka. We use local guides and stay in a range of accommodation, from tents to tree houses.

Discussion

What's the best holiday you have ever had? Where did you go? What did you do?

Language level
Average: 3 (35 votes)
Personal online tutoring
EnglishScore Tutors is the British Council’s one-to-one tutoring platform for 13- to 17-year-olds.

Comments

Submitted by ThaiNguyen on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 14:23

It's amazing !!!
Profile picture for user vtrnnhlinh

Submitted by vtrnnhlinh on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:49

My best holiday was coming to a highland. It was so cool. I could see the pine, the large mountains, and the old houses. I also had a warm drink when came to the highest point of the highland. Everything was great. I wish I can come back here in another day.

Submitted by felixminecraft on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 07:55

i don't had understud what was that.
Profile picture for user JoModerator

Submitted by JoModerator on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:07

Hi felixminecraft,

This is a text in the style of a travel brochure for you to practise your reading. 

Before you read you can do the preparation exercise to help you with vocabulary for adventure travel. When you have finished reading you can do the other exercises to check if you've understood the text correctly.

I hope that helps.

 

Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

In reply to by felixminecraft

Submitted by benjamin on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:28

The text explains the various holidays proposed by talking about the services offered by the agency, holidays and what can be done in these places. My best holidays have been in Spain. We went to the beach, to the pool and we did some climbing.
Profile picture for user NickBr

Submitted by NickBr on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 08:36

It was few years ago, my family and I went to the Sea of ​​Azov. We had such a great time there, I met a lot of people, made friends. We also went camping for two days.
Profile picture for user SLMT

Submitted by SLMT on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:07

Last week,I went to Thailand with my family and friends. We stayed 4nights there. I went Dream World,Night market,Floating Markets,Hua Hin Beach and Temples. Even we went as much as we can,there’s a lot of places to go. I had to comeback home even I still want to travel more.Because my parents’ work ,I had to came back.Among many places I have gone,floating market is my favorite place.I don’t know why I love that place so much.But my heart was left there.The next place I love is Night market.It’s just a paradise for me.There’s a lot to eat and everything seems yummy.Having local foods and giving a chat with a local is the best way of traveling for me. I had tried many Thai foods there.But many places are left to go .There are not only Morten places but also historical places in Thailand.Everybody will love that country what kind of adventures you like. When I was older,I will go back again.

Submitted by petrichorr on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:41

I've been to Turkey last summer. It was the best holiday I've ever seen. I went to Ayder. There was too much snow, but I spent very exciting end enjoyable times. I want to go there once more.
Profile picture for user Ahjeen

Submitted by Ahjeen on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:16

I would like to go on a wild life trip! I love animals!!!!

Submitted by humblebee on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:39

My favourite journey was to Malaysia which was profoundly intriguing because it was when I was 8 or 9 years old and that was the first time I recollect visiting a peregrine country. I visited the most pulchritudinous places I could optically discern like the butterfly garden which was a house full of butterflies.And there withal was a this most immensely colossal bird park in the world located somewhere in Kuala Lumpur.And the skyscrapers such as The Petronas Towers, additionally kenned as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Submitted by ollielf on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:17

The best holiday i've ever had was in Davao. I rode the Sky Swing - hanging from our harness 95 feet off the ground, the Sky Cycle - riding a bike on a cable which is 60 feet high, and gliding along the Sky Rider - a 200 meter long steel cable suspended roughly 20 meters in the air between two steel towers. It took a lot of courage for me to do those activities and defy my fear of heights.

Submitted by pie27 on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:01

The best holiday experience I had was when I went to Hong Kong with my family ,since that was the first time we all travelled together. We also experienced the beautiful and unique culture of Hong Kong as we explored their country.

Submitted by Dragonzbreath on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:41

My best holiday was in Saudi Arabia, Makkah and Madina. These two cities are considered holy in the light of Islam and many muslims go to these places for pilgrimage. What I found exciting was not only the fact of visiting such holy places, it was also because of the beautiful sceneries of these fascinating cities. Ancient artifacts in old museums and many beautiful sceneries. Going there was really a wonderful experience.
Profile picture for user Batgirl

Submitted by Batgirl on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:34

Hi, my best holiday was when i went to the Israel. It was the first time I tried out scuba diving and it was amazing! I saw lots of beautiful fishes and even dolphins. I really liked it so I recommend everyone to try scuba diving out.3
English courses near you