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Words and expressions. 1. scientific and technological progress
1. scientific and technological progress
2. to overcome time and distances
3. in the twinkle of an eye
4. limits and frontiers
5. on business or for holiday
6. place of our destination
7. to travel by...
9. to reclining in comfortable armchairs
12. to inform about the altitude
13. a geographical map
14. to book tickets in advance
15. the appointed day
16. to board the big air-liner
17. to take off
18. the plane is due to arrive
19. in time
Types of travelling: by train (railway), by air (plane), by car (bus), by sea (ship),
by metro (underground), on foot, hitchhiking ,on horseback.
The scientific and technological progress of the 20-th century has allowed people to overcome time and distance, to cover in the twinkle of an eye the vast expanse of our planet. The whole world is open now. The limits and frontiers of the previous period have stopped to exist.
We can choose any place on the planet and go there on business or for holiday. We can go to the place of our destination by sea, by air, by rail or by road.
Most people travel from curiosity, for fun; or because they like to see different beautiful and strange things. Some people also think that a change is as good as rest.
If you want to get somewhere as quickly as possible the best way is to travel by plane. It is the fastest and the most convenient way, but it is the most expensive too. It is better to book tickets in advance. On the appointed day you go to the airport by car. Soon you will board the big airliner and it will carry you to new lands. When on the plane you may look about. In front of you in the cockpit you will see a pilot and his crew. Some of the passengers are reclining in comfortable armchairs. There is a kitchenette in the rear part of the plane where the stewardesses are cooking. Presently we take off and in a few minutes the voice informs us about the altitude we are flying. Sometimes it is possible to see the land. It is like a geographical map. Our plane is due to arrive in eight hours. Time passes quickly. The plane arrives at the airport in time.
There are other ways of travelling. If you are an adventurer you can travel by hitchhiking, bicycles, on horseback. All means of travelling are not perfect. They all have their advantages and disadvantages .For most people speed is very important, but other people prefer comfort to speed. Of course, safety is the most important factor. In fact, no matter which way of travelling you choose, it’ll give you great pleasure.
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