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Travel and Geography

  1. Travel and Geography

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Culture Shock



Time Zone








Passage: “The Wonders of Travel and Geography”

Travel opens doors to experiencing different cultures and geography. It starts with planning an itinerary and choosing a destination. Landmarks and continents offer diverse terrains and breathtaking sights. Understanding latitude and longitude helps in navigating the globe. Tourism not only broadens one’s horizon but also contributes significantly to economies.

Visa regulations are an essential aspect of international travel. Culture shock is common when encountering different customs and lifestyles. Backpacking offers a unique way to explore regions more intimately. Time zones can be challenging for travelers crossing multiple countries. Local cuisine and customs provide a deeper understanding of a region’s culture. Ecotourism is gaining popularity, promoting sustainable travel and environmental conservation.

Exercise I: Vocabulary Matching

Match the word to its meaning.

  1. Itinerary – A. Official permission to enter a country
  2. Destination – B. The planned route of a journey
  3. Landmark – C. A significant or historical place
  4. Latitude – D. An area’s distinct culinary style
  5. Tourism – E. North-South position on Earth’s surface
  6. Visa – F. Travel for pleasure
  7. Culture Shock – G. Feeling disoriented in a new culture
  8. Backpacking – H. Traveling with minimal luggage
  9. Time Zone – I. A region with a specific time standard
  10. Cuisine – J. Environmentally responsible travel

Exercise II: True/False Questions

  1. Geography has no impact on travel experiences. (False)
  2. Visa regulations are not important for international travel. (False)
  3. Backpacking involves luxurious travel. (False)
  4. Time zones remain constant regardless of location. (False)
  5. Ecotourism focuses on promoting environmental awareness. (True)

Exercise III: Summary Completion

Fill in the blanks with words from the passage.

Planning an (1) is the first step in travel, leading to a chosen (2). (3) can cause initial discomfort in new environments. Understanding (4) is essential when crossing different regions. (5) offers insights into local traditions and flavors.

(Answers: 1. itinerary, 2. destination, 3. culture shock, 4. time zones, 5. cuisine)

Exercise IV: Discussion

  1. Cultural Exchange Through Travel: Discuss how travel promotes cultural exchange and understanding. Share personal experiences or aspirations about traveling.
  2. Sustainable Tourism: Explore the concept of sustainable tourism. How can tourists contribute to the sustainability of the places they visit?
  3. The Educational Value of Travel: Debate the educational benefits of travel. Is traveling just as important as formal education in learning about the world?