10 essential words for travel and transport | Oxford 3000

travel and transportDo you know these words connected with travel and transport? They are some of the most important words to learn in English and were all added to the Oxford 3000 word list when it was relaunched this year.

airline  crew  destination  expedition  exploration  helicopter  parking  queue  tourism

Use these words to fill the gaps in the sentences below. You may need to change the form of the word. If you get stuck, use the picture clues to help you, or look up the words in Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

1. She is leading an ___________________ to Antarctica.

expedition

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expedition

 

2. He is training as a pilot for an international ___________.

airline

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airline

 

3. I spent half an hour looking for a _______________ space.

parking space

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parking

 

4. There will be a change of ___________ when the plane lands at Heathrow.

crew

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crew

 

5. After 28 hours travelling, we finally arrived at our ______________.

destination

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destination

 

6. The _____________ at the airport were awful!

queue

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queues

 

7. Humankind’s _________________ of space began in the 1950s.

moon landing

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exploration

 

8. The island’s economy is largely dependent on ____________ .

tourists

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tourism

 

9. The Search and Rescue __________________ flew to the scene of the disaster.

search and rescue

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helicopter

 

How many did you get? Let us know in the comments!

Want more?

Here are 100 more words connected with travel and transport in the Oxford 3000*:

abroad, accident, accommodation, accompany, aircraft, airport, apartment, arrangement, arrival, arrive, attraction, beach, bicycle, bike, board verb, boat, book verb, border, bus, camp, camping, car, coach, comfortable, country, crash, cycle, delay, departure, drive, driver, driving, explore, flight, fly, flying, foreign, garage, gate, guest, guide, holiday, hotel, international, island, journey, land verb,  load, lorry, map, motorcycle, pack, passenger, passport, petrol, photo, photograph, pilot, plane, platform, port, railway, reach, region, relax, relaxed, relaxing, remote, reservation, reserve, return, road, room, route, sail, schedule, seat, security, set out, ship, single, station, stay, take off, taxi, ticket, tour, tourist, traffic, train, transport, travel, traveller, trip, truck, tunnel, vacation, vehicle, visit, visitor

*The Oxford 3000 is a list of the 3000 most important words to learn in English. The keywords of the Oxford 3000 have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their importance and usefulness.

Author: Oxford University Press ELT

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