IELTS Vocabulary Topic: Travel
countryside – the land and scenery of a rural area.
destination – the place that someone or something is going to
effect – a change that is caused by an event, action etc
inhabitant – a person or an animal that lives in a particular place
itinerary – a detailed plan or route of a journey
journey – a trip, esp. over a long period or a great distance
landscape – everything you can see when you look across a large area of land
luggage – the cases, bags etc that you carry when you are travelling
peak – the highest, strongest, or best point, value, or level of skill
trend – general tendency or direction
village – a group of houses and other buildings that is smaller than a town, usually in the countryside
adventurous – willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences
budget – estimate of the amount of money that can be spent for different purposes in a given time
breath-taking – very exciting, impressive or surprising
coastal – near the coast
cosmopolitan – containing people and things from many different parts of the world
diverse – including many different types of people or things
luxurious – very comfortable and expensive
mountainous – having a lot of mountains
picturesque – (esp. of a place) attractive in appearance
quaint – attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned
remote – far away in distance or time
rough – approximate, bumpy
rural – happening in or relating to the countryside, not the city
scenic – surrounded by views of beautiful countryside
stunning – extremely beautiful or attractive
tough – strong; not easily broken or made weaker or defeated
unspoilt – a beautiful place which has not changed for a long time and does not have a lot of new buildings
urban – of or in a city or town
affect – to have an influence on someone or something
fluctuate – to change or vary frequently between one level or thing and another
IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions
- In many countries people tend to move overseas or move to a different part of their country after their retirement. Discuss why they do so and what the outcome of this situation is. Provide specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
- Some people prefer to use energy-saving modes of transportation like hybrid cars and bicycles. Others prefer the usual mode of transportation like buses and trains because it is fast and efficient. Which mode of transportation do you prefer and why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
- Low-price airlines lack most of the conveniences of normal air plane flights. However, the prices of the tickets are usually lower. Discuss negative and positive aspects of having lower rates of air plane tickets for travellers. Provide specific reasons and examples to support your response.
- Is it good for families if parents need to travel a lot in their job or if they need to move to other cities? Is moving to a new location positive for children? Discuss your opinion and support it with specific reasons and examples.