The Reading / Listening - Ultimate Travel List - Level 1

A travel company released a list of the 500 best places on Earth to visit. It is the Lonely Planet's "Ultimate Travel List". It is the second time this list of must-see, unmissable places has been issued. The company said its guide is, "designed to be a companion to your armchair travels". Lonely Planet said: "The list contains a mix of knock-out new...sights that have upped their game, or places more relevant to the way we travel now."



Number one on the list is the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Petra is a "treasured" UNESCO Heritage Site. It was, "once nearly lost to the outside world" but "is now one of the most loved places on the planet". Travellers can, "rediscover the city's eternal air of mystery". The Galapagos Islands was second on the list and Uluru in Australia was third. Lonely Planet says the book has something for everyone in every corner of the world.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ultimate Travel List - Level 0 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. A travel
  2. released a
  3. the 500 best places
  4. must-see, unmissable
  5. a companion to your armchair
  6. The list contains a
  7. sights that have upped
  8. relevant to the way we travel
  1. travels
  2. now
  3. list
  4. their game
  5. places
  6. on Earth to visit
  7. mix
  8. company

Paragraph 2

  1. Number one on
  2. the ancient
  3. nearly lost to the
  4. one of the most loved
  5. the city's eternal
  6. The Galapagos Islands was
  7. the book has something
  8. in every corner
  1. places on the planet
  2. of the world
  3. second on the list
  4. for everyone
  5. the list
  6. outside world
  7. air of mystery
  8. city of Petra

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A travel company (1) ___________________ of the 500 best places on Earth to visit. It is the Lonely Planet's "Ultimate Travel List". It is the (2) ___________________ list of must-see, unmissable places (3) ___________________. The company said its guide is, "designed to be (4) ___________________ your armchair travels". Lonely Planet said: "The (5) ___________________ mix of knock-out new...sights that have upped their game, or places more (6) ___________________ way we travel now."

Number one on the list is the (7) ___________________ Petra in Jordan. Petra is a "treasured" UNESCO Heritage Site. It was, "(8) ___________________ to the outside world" but "is now one of the most loved places (9) ___________________". Travellers can, "rediscover the city's eternal (10) ___________________". The Galapagos Islands was second (11) ___________________ and Uluru in Australia was third. Lonely Planet says the book has something for everyone (12) ___________________ of the world.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Atravelcompanyreleasedalistofthe500bestplacesonEarthtovisit.Itis
theLonelyPlanet's"UltimateTravelList".Itisthesecondtimethislistofm
ust-see,unmissableplaceshasbeenissued.Thecompanysaiditsguid
eis,"designedtobeacompaniontoyourarmchairtravels".LonelyPlanet
said:"Thelistcontainsamixofknock-outnew...sightsthathaveuppedt
heirgame,orplacesmorerelevanttothewaywetravelnow."Numberon
eonthelististheancientcityofPetrainJordan.Petraisa"treasured"UNE
SCOHeritageSite.Itwas,"oncenearlylosttotheoutsideworld"but"isno
woneofthemostlovedplacesontheplanet".Travellerscan,"rediscover
thecity'seternalairofmystery".TheGalapagosIslandswassecondonth
elistandUluruinAustraliawasthird.LonelyPlanetsaysthebookhassom
ethingforeveryoneineverycorneroftheworld.

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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