~ Dialogue ~ Topic 23 ~ Travel ~ Discuss Questions and Answers ~

 

1) Have you ever been abroad? Where have you traveled? Share your stories.

Yes. We travelled to China and visited the Great Wall about 20 years ago. Our driver

Was North Korean. We had lunch together. We also flew a kite while hiking the wall.

 

2) Where have you travelled in your own country? What are your favorite places?

The best day trip I’ve ever taken was from San Francisco to Monterey along highway 1

in California. The sea is emerald and the views are spectacular. Just look out for fires.

 

3) Who do you like travelling with? Do you like travelling alone? Tell a tale.

Travelling alone can be liberating, a real adventure. But travelling with a companion

may be more rewarding. Seeing wonderful things together confirms the experience.

 

4) Have you ever met someone on your travels? Are you still in touch? Tell.

Yes, while travelling in northern Thailand, I met a friend who worked at our hotel’s

front desk. He invited us to his home in the country. Unfortunately, we lost touch.

 

5) Have you ever been in a difficult or dangerous situation while traveling?

Yes. While I was travelling in Mumbai on my own, I stopped in a restaurant and had

a few beers. I put my passport in my travel guide. I got back from the loo. It was gone.

 

6) Have you ever taken a package tour? Was it fun? Talk about it.

Unfortunately, we once took a bus tour in Malaysia. The driver was very strict. At a rest

stop, we ate some noodles. Out the window, the bus was leaving. We had to run to catch it.

 

7) Do you agree with the proverb, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”?

No. That would mean being arrested by police or being beaten up by thugs… Seriously,

I think that proverb simply means behave well while you are visiting another culture.

 

8) What are your favorite things to do when you travel?

Good hotels, good people, and dining out. In any order. That translates as a big pool,

great service, and superb cuisine. In any order. R and R (rest and relaxation) does it.

 

9) Do you like the famous sites or prefer “off the beaten track”?

It depends. For example, if you go to Cambodia, you must visit Angkor Wat. But, if you

travel to Paris, maybe you can skip the Eiffel Tower. There is a balance in choice/quality.

 

10) Where do you want to go the next time you travel?

I want to visit more places in my own country. It seems to me we could search out all the

wonders of the world and miss out on what’s near us. So many places, so little time.

 

 

~ Original Questions ~ Travel ~ Choose the questions you like ~

 

Group A

1) Have you ever been abroad? Where have you traveled? If not, where would you like to go?

2) Where have you travelled in your own country? What are your favorite places? Share your stories.

3) Do you like travelling alone? Who with? Have you ever met someone on your travels? Tell.

4) Have you ever been in a difficult or dangerous situation while traveling? What happened?

5) Have you ever taken a package tour? What are the differences between package and “free” travel?

 

Group B

1) What do you like to do when you travel? Do you like famous sites or prefer “off the beaten track”?

2) Where do you want to go the next time you travel? Do you have any plans yet?

3) Would you like to take a cruise? Where? If no, what don’t you like about cruises?

4) What are some popular tourist destinations in your country? How about off the beaten track?

5) Do you prefer travelling in cities or in the countryside? Explain.

 

Group C

1) Have you ever travelled to the same place or country more than once? What brings you back?

2) Have you ever been backpacking? Describe your favorite method of travel and places to stay.

3) Do you think your country is safe for travelers? Explain. How can travelers avoid danger?

4) Do you agree with the proverb, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”? What does it mean to you?

5) Describe an interesting person you’ve met on your travels. Do you keep in touch? How?

 

Group D: Discuss the following travel quotes

1)  “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

2)  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

3)  “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

4) “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

5) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

 

Group E: Discuss the following travel quotes

1) “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

2) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

3) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

4) “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

5) “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between

       man and the universe.” – Anatole France

 

 

~ Food for Thought ~ Topic 23 ~ Travel ~ Explore the Topic ~

 

Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, ship or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

 

Motives for travel include: Pleasure, relaxation, exploration and discovery, getting to know other cultures, and taking personal time for building interpersonal relationships.

source

 

Search the links of the authors and their quotes:

 

 

1) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

 

2) “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

 

3) “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

4) “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think

       you control it.” – John Steinbeck

 

5) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

 

6) “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

 

7) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know

       where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

 

8) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

 

9) “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

10) “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between

         man and the universe.” – Anatole France

 

 

                                         

                                                                     

                                        

Lesson Procedures/How to make a lesson

 

1) To begin, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, select the questions youd like to talk about. 

2) Then, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations. Take notes. Take equal turns.

3) Share your ideas (each individual) in a classroom discussion (as prepared in 1, 2, and 3).

 

There are three sections for each topic:

 

1) Dialogue: There are ten selected questions presented with sample answers.

                   The sample answers are given to assist the learners in creating

                     their own answers. They tend to use a casual speaking style.

 

2) Original Questions: There are five groups of five questions with no answers.

                                           They are introduced to give more choices to learners.

 

3) Food for Thought: Definitions, ideas, and links are offered for discussion and musing.

 

Explore the possibilities. Use the web. Make your own questions. Take equal turns.

 

 

 

~ Topic 23 ~ Travel ~ Questions for Conversation ~

Honor your mistakes, they will lead to learning...

Through this learning, more mistakes will be made…

Through this process, mistakes are no longer mistakes…

They become the act of learning.

 

TLW

 

                          

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