The Reading / Listening - Ultimate Travel List - Level 0

The Lonely Planet travel company released a list of the 500 best places on Earth to visit. It is full of must-see, unmissable places. The company said it will help people plan their travels. "The list contains a mix of knock-out new...sights that have upped their game, or places more [suited] to the way we travel now."



The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is number one on the list. Petra was, "once nearly lost to the outside world". It is now one of the most loved places on Earth. Travellers can, "rediscover the city's eternal air of mystery". The Galapagos Islands was second on the list and Uluru in Australia was third.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ultimate Travel List - Level 1 Ultimate Travel List - Level 2   or  Ultimate Travel List - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/ultimate-travel-list-release-2020
  • https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/lonely-planet-ultimate-travel-list-2020/index.html
  • https://www.foxnews.com/travel/lonely-planet-second-edition-ultimate-travel-list


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. travel
  2. the 500 best places on
  3. must-see, unmissable
  4. help people plan
  5. The list
  6. knock-out new
  7. upped their
  8. the way we travel
  1. their travels
  2. game
  3. sights
  4. now
  5. places
  6. contains a mix
  7. Earth to visit
  8. company

Paragraph 2

  1. The ancient city
  2. number one
  3. nearly lost to the
  4. one of the most loved
  5. travellers can
  6. eternal air of
  7. The Galapagos
  8. Uluru in Australia
  1. mystery
  2. outside world
  3. was third
  4. rediscover the city
  5. of Petra
  6. on the list
  7. places on Earth
  8. Islands

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Lonely Planet (1) ___________________ a list of the 500 best places on Earth to visit. (2) ___________________ of must-see, unmissable places. The company (3) ___________________ help people (4) ___________________. "The list contains a mix of knock-out (5) ___________________ have upped their game, or places more [suited] to the way (6) ___________________."

The (7) ___________________ Petra in Jordan is (8) ___________________ the list. Petra was, "once nearly lost to (9) ___________________". It is now one of the most (10) ___________________ Earth. Travellers can, "rediscover the city's (11) ___________________ mystery". The Galapagos Islands was second on (12) ___________________ Uluru in Australia was third.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheLonelyPlanettravelcompanyreleasedalistofthe500bestplaceson
Earthtovisit.Itisfullofmust-see,unmissableplaces.Thecompanysaidi
twillhelppeopleplantheirtravels."Thelistcontainsamixofknock-outn
ew...sightsthathaveuppedtheirgame,orplacesmore[suited]tothewa
ywetravelnow."TheancientcityofPetrainJordanisnumberoneonthelis
t.Petrawas,"oncenearlylosttotheoutsideworld".Itisnowoneofthemo
stlovedplacesonEarth.Travellerscan,"rediscoverthecity'seternalairo
fmystery".TheGalapagosIslandswassecondonthelistandUluruinAust
raliawasthird.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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