Check Your English Vocabulary for Leisure, Travel, and Tourism: All you need to improve your vocabulary
Check Your English Vocabulary for Leisure, Travel and Tourism by Rawdon Wyatt provides exercises to help teach and build English vocabulary relevant to the hotel, tourism and catering industries. It has been written both for students studying towards professional exams and for those who want to improve their specialist communication skills. The material covers general and topic-specific vocabulary, as well as grammar and use of English, comprehension, pronunciation and spelling. Together with the companion Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (0-7475-7222-4), this workbook provides a complete package to help students improve their specialist English.
Who is this book for?
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This book has been written for anyone working, or planning to work, in the leisure, travel and tourism industry, and who wants to develop their vocabulary for this line of work. The various exercises throughout the book focus on the key vocabulary that you would expect to understand and use on a day-to-day basis.
How should you use the book?
When you use this book, you should not go through the exercises mechanically. It is better to choose areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that you feel are of specific interest or importance to yourself.
The exercises are accompanied by a full answer key at the back of the book. This key also gives you lots of other information that might be useful to you, as well as providing other words (opposites, alternative words, etc) that are not covered in the exercises themselves. There are also some tasks that will give you the opportunity to practise using the vocabulary in context.
It is important to record new words and expressions that you learn. Try to develop your own personal vocabulary ‘bank’ in a notebook or file. Review the words and expressions on a regular basis so that they become an active part of your vocabulary.
The following books were consulted during the writing of this book, and you might find them useful if you want to find out more about leisure, travel and tourism. The vocabulary covered in this book is not completely exhaustive, so you will also find these sources very helpful if you want to develop your travel vocabulary further:
- Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (Bloomsbury Publishing, 0-7475-7222-4)
- Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (S. Medlik, Butterworth Heinemann,0-7506-5650-6)
- Tourism Management (Stephen J Page, Butterworth Heinemann, 0-7506-5752-9)
- An Introduction to Tourism (Leonard J Lickorish and Carson L Jenkins, Elsevier, 0-7506-1956-2)
- In Search of Hospitality (Edited by Conrad Lashley and Alison Morrison, Butterworth Heinemann, 0-7506-5431-7)
- The International Hospitality Industry (Edited by Bob Brotherton, Butterworth Heinemann, 0-7506-5295-0)
- Check your Vocabulary series (various authors, Bloomsbury)
The author also made use of a large range of travel- and tourism-related websites on the Internet, as well as holiday brochures and other information freely available from travel agencies and tour operators.