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GUIDE gaɪd

04 Apr 2013

Noun

  • the person who takes tourists to different locations. (v) to take a tourist to places of interest.
Example Sentence: Our tour guide in Shanghai was fantastic. She told us all about the history and culture of this amazing city.

 

 

CURRENCY kɜrənsi

03 Apr 2013

Noun

  • the unit of money that is used in a country.
Example Sentence: The unit of currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar.

 

 

CRUISE kruz

02 Apr 2013

Verb

  • a journey on a ship for pleasure. (v) to sail on a ship for pleasure.
Example Sentence: Next summer my grandparents are going on a cruise around the Greek Islands.

 

 

BACKPACKING bækˌpækɪn

01 Apr 2013

Verb

  • go travelling usually on a small budget carrying all your possession in a backpack.
Example Sentence: Many students spend a year or two backpacking, through Asia or South America, after they complete their university study.

 

 

FESTIVAL fɛstəvəl

31 Mar 2013

Noun

  • a time of celebration or ceremony.
Example Sentence: The festival in Phuket will be celebrated in September this year.

 

 

ECOTOURISM ɛkoʊˈtʊərɪzəm

30 Mar 2013

Noun

  • environmentally friendly tourism, usually to a place of nature.
Example Sentence: We have a new ecotourism centre in our village where you can find out about our natural farming techniques.

 

 

ROUTE raʊt

29 Mar 2013

Noun

  • the way or the roads you travel to get to your destination.
Example Sentence: The route from the airport to our hotel takes in some stunning views of the ocean.

 

 

DEPARTURE dɪˈpɑrtʃər

28 Mar 2013

Noun

  • the act of leaving or going away.
Example Sentence: Departure time will be 3pm tomorrow. Please be packed and ready to leave!

 

 

DESTINATION dɛstəˈneɪʃən

27 Mar 2013

Noun

  • the place someone is travelling to.
Example Sentence: Our final destination today will be a restaurant on the beach for a sunset dinner.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən

26 Mar 2013

Noun

  • a place where people can live or sleep.
Example Sentence: We have not decided on our accommodation yet. We might stay with friends, in a hotel or maybe even rent a cottage!

 

 

ITINERARY aɪˈtɪnəˈrɛri

24 Mar 2013

Noun

  • the plan of your travel, the places you will visit on a trip.
Example Sentence: Your tour guide will plan the itinerary of your holiday for your visit to Scotland.

 

 

SIGHTSEE saɪtˌsi

23 Mar 2013

Verb

  • go and see interesting places and tourist attractions.
Example Sentence: Last year we went to London. We spent most of the trip sightseeing, there was so much to see!

 

 

THIRD PARTY INSURANCE  

22 Mar 2013

Noun

  • in an insurance contract, a person who is not the insurance company or the insured person, but who will receive money if they suffer loss or damage caused by the insured person.
Example Sentence: The policyholder is covered if they cause injury or damage to a third party.

 

 

INSURANCE AGENT ɪnˈʃʊərəns eɪdʒənt

21 Mar 2013

Noun

  • a person or company who gives advice about and sells insurance for an insurance company or number of insurance companies.
Example Sentence: A good insurance agent can be a very useful guide to the policies available.

 

 

POLICYHOLDER pɒləsiˌhoʊldər

20 Mar 2013

Noun

  • a person or group that has made an agreement with an insurance company that it will provide insurance against particular risks.
Example Sentence: The sickness cover pays out a lump sum if the policyholder is diagnosed as suffering from a serious illness.

 

 
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