Alea jacta est.

Test on TRAVELLING 1: give correct definitions to the following words and word phrases, translate them from English into Russian (compiled by Khayrullina NV)


1. Package tour/inclusive tour/package travel

The feeling of being tired and slightly confused after a long plane journey, especially when there is a big difference in the time at the place you leave and at the place you arrive in.

2. Backpacker

Bed and breakfast accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse providing a room for the night and breakfast the next morning.

3. Wake-up call

A kind of holiday accomodation (villas and apartments) in which no food is provided but cooking facilities are available.

4. Hotel front desk/

hotel reception counter

/reception desk

Entrance or exit formalities which a passenger has to do when crossing a state border (passport control, customs control, baggage declaration)

5. High/prime/peak season

Using a car for a short period for a fee.

6. Departures board

A ticket in electronic form for something such as a flight, ship or train journey that a customer buys on the Internet and presents its number or a print-out of the receipt at check-in desks as a valid ticket.

7. Check-in desk/counter

E-booking refers to electronic booking via the Internet.

8. Visiting friends or relatives


A system for sending data over local computer networks using radio waves.

9. Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)


A form of tourism that involves the visitor staying in the home of a friend or relative.

10. Room service

The place where you leave an airport building to get on a plane.

11. On-line booking

A place where you report your arrival, especially at an airport.

12. Hotel night manager

The time by which you must leave a hotel room.

13. E-ticket

A board in an airport or station that shows the times at which planes or trains leave.

14. Charter flight

The place where your bag is checked for illegal drugs, guns etc when you go into a country.

15. Car rental

A part of the year when many tourists visit a place and travel costs are higher.

16. Boarding pass

The time of the year when a place or business is least busy because there are not many tourists.

17. Border checks


The desk inside the entrance of a hotel where guests go when they arrive.

18. Check-out

A person responsible for all aspects of a hotel that go on overnight, e.g. late check-ins, intoxicated guests, loud parties, wake-up calls.

19. Self-catering accomodation

A telephone call that a hotel makes to your room to wake you up.

20. Low/off-season/

off-peak season

A document provided by an airline during check-in, giving a passenger permission to enter the restricted area of an airport and to board the airplane for a particular flight.

21. B&B accommodation

A traveler, who travels around an area on foot or public transport often carrying a backpack.

22. Gate

A catering service in which food and drink are brought to a guest’s room in a hotel.

23. Jet Lag

A holiday that is arranged by tour operator and includes accommodation, travel and food.

24. Customs

A plane journey arranged  by a travel company that has bought all the seats and sells them at a lower price.

25. Voucher

A document issued by travel companies in exchange for which travelers receive specified tourism services such as accommodation, meals, sightseeing trips and other items included in a tour. 

Test on TRAVELLING 2: travel, journey, voyage, trip, tour  

1.  A ..... is a long trip for pleasure and sightseeing often consisting of visits to different places.  






 2.  A ..... is a short journey, voyage or tour, for either business or pleasure.  






 3.  The writer of a successful book of ..... must take the reader with him.  






 4.  The young man took notes on everything he saw during his ..... to various countries.  






 5.  The first thing Felix wanted to do was to describe the ..... of the treasure-hunters.  






 6.  You can ..... by train, by bus, by plane, by ship or in a car, and finally you can go on foot.  






 7.  One day I came back from a few days’ ..... made on foot through the island.  






 8.  A great number of books have been written about ..... .  






 9.  They set out on a long ..... through India and China.  






 10.  ..... was slow and sometimes very dangerous in old times.  






 11.  As far as I am concerned, I prefer ..... by air.  


going on a journey

going on a voyage

going on a trip


 12.  A ..... is a travel made by water – sea or ocean.  






 13.  On the weekends we used to make motoring ..... to the near-by forest.  






 14.  When you plan a business ..... , it’s better to travel by air.  






 15.  Our ..... included England, France and Germany.  






 16.  “Happy ..... ,” my friends shouted, waving to me from the platform.  






 17.  Are you pleased with your ..... to the Caucasus?  






 18.  It would be impossible to imagine modern life without ..... .  






 19.  Many times during his long ..... in Eastern Africa Captain Cook faced danger and death.  






 20.  The ..... to the North Pole that was to have been for three years terminated at the end of six months.  






 21.  “Well”, said Harris, “we have had a pleasant ..... , and my hearty thanks for it to old Father Thames.”  






 22.  That year Byron took his seat in the House of Lords, but soon afterwards set out upon the Continental ..... .  






 23.  The young man took notes on everything he saw during his ..... to various countries.  






 24.  We made a ..... of England last summer starting from Liverpool and ending in Canterbury.  







 25.  Unfortunately that ..... ended in a shipwreck, and Robinson Crusoe found himself on a deserted island.  






Arrival Card

U.S. Department of Justice

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Admission Number

Welcome to the United States

833684601   03

Type or print legibly with pen in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Do not write on the back of this form.



833684601   03

I – 94

Arrival Record



1. Family Name


2. First (Given) Name)                                                                               3. Birth Date (Day/Mo/Yr)


4. Country of Citizenship                                                                     5. Sex (Male or Female)


6. Passport Number                                                                         7. Airline and Flight Number


8. Country Where You Live                                                              9. City Where You Boarded


10. City Where Visa Was Issued                                                     11. Date Issued (Day/Mo/Yr)


12. Address While in the United States (Number and Street)


13. City and State



How much do you know about the UK & the USA?

QUIZ (compiled by Khayrullina NV)

1.    Answer the following questions.

1. What is the official name of the UK?

2. What is the official name of the USA?

3. Which waters separate the British Isles from the continent of Europe?

4. How many countries does the UK consist of?

5. How many states does the USA consist of?

6. What is the capital of the UK?

7. What is the capital of the USA?

8. What is the capital of Scotland?

9. What is the capital of Wales?

10. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

11. Who is Patron Saint of England?

12 Who is Patron Saint of Scotland?

13. Who is Patron Saint of Wales?

14. Who is Patron Saint of Northern Ireland?

15. What is the national flower of England?

16.  What is the national flower of Scotland?

17. What is the national flower of Wales?

18. What is the national flower of Northern Ireland?

19. What is the national animal of England?

20. What is the national animal of Scotland?

21. What is the national animal of Wales?

22. What is the national animal of Northern Ireland?

23. What is the name of the British national flag?

24. What is the name of the American national flag?

25. What is the national symbol of America?

26. What are the two main political parties in the UK?

27. What are the two main political parties in the USA?

28. What is the national anthem in the UK?

29. What is the national anthem in the USA?

30. What languages are spoken in Scotland?

31. What languages are spoken in Wales?

32. What languages are spoken in Northern Ireland?

33. Who is the official head of the state of the UK?

34. Who is the official head of the state of the USA?

35. Which are the three branches of state power  in the UK?

36. Which are the three branches of state power  in the USA?

37. How many stars and stripes are there on the American flag? What do they mean?

38. When was America discovered and whom by?

39. What countries were the former colonies of the British Empire?

40. Why is Stonehenge famous all over the world?

41. Who tried to conquer and invade British Isles?

42. Camelot, Avalon, Excalibur  come from the legend about …

43. How long did the Romans stay in Britain? What town was their capital?

44. The royal family of the UK consists of …

45. Who is a typical Englishman representing the English nation in general with the pattern of the Union Jack on his waistcoat and a bulldog beside him? 

46. Who were the Celts?

47. Who would have been a Druid?

48. When was the start of Saxon Britain?

49. Where did the Vikings come from to British Isles?

50. Who was William the Conqueror?

51. Who stands guard at Buckingham Palace?

52. What is the difference between MI 5 and MI 6 in the UK?

53. Who were the Pilgrim Fathers?

54. Why did the war of Independence break out in the USA in 1775 – 1783?

55. What countries took part in the Falklands war?

56. The USA took part in the following military conflicts …

57. Where and when did the Hippie first appear? What philosophy did they preach and how did they dress?

58. What does English breakfast consist of?

59. What is a limerick?

60. What are Christmas carols?

61. What is peculiar for cockney English?

62. Why is Florence Nightingale remembered?

63. When was the Cold War between the USSR and the USA?

64. My favourite English and American writers are …

65. My favourite English and American painters are …

66. My favourite English and American singers are …

67. My favourite English and American sportsmen are …

68. My favourite English and American outstanding personalities are …

69. My favourite English and American cartoon characters are …

70. What places of interest would you like to visit in the UK and in the USA?


2.    Decipher and translate the following abbreviations.

1.      UNO

2.      UNESCO

3.      UFO

4.      FBI

5.      CIA

6.      KFC

7.      NATO

8.      SCUBA

9.      SOS

10.  SWAT


3.    Find the English equivalents for the underlined American variants.


1.      She got up and put on her bath robe.

a)      swimming suit b) dressing gown c) dress d) uniform

2.      I came into the bathroom and turned on the bath-tub faucets.

a)      bath taps b) towels c) bath buttons d) handles

3.      The view from his apartment was fantastic!

a)      flat b) bungalow c) cottage d) tent

4.      The pupils had a math test before recess.

a)      lesson b) term c) interval d) break

5.      It had poured heavily, so the sidewalks were still wet.

a)      paths b) pavements c) streets d) valleys

6.      I have carefully studied the subway map.

a)      underground b) Metro c) Tube d) station

7.      Many people don’t like fall, but I do!

a)      season b) winter c) autumn d) spring

8.      There are a lot of cookies in this shop.

a)      biscuits b) cakes c) pasts d) buns

9.      He likes to spend his free time watching movies.

a)      cinema b) theatre c) films d) spectacles

10.  Most petrol  stations sell oil and small spare parts.

a)      perfume b) gas c) oil d) butter


4.    Match the quotations to their authors:


1.      "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

a) Lewis Carroll

2.      “The Force  be with you”

b) Ludwig Wittgenstein

3.      “We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.”

c)Stephen William Hawking

4.      “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”

d) William Shakespeare

5.      “I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.”

e) George Walton Lucas Jr.

6.      “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”

 f) Rudyard Kipling

7.      Si vis pacem para bellum.

g) Andrei Sakharov

8.      “If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
  If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim…”

h)  Oscar Wilde

9.      “Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief  in the hidden strength of the human spirit.”

i) Latin Saying

10.  “Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.”

j) Albert Einstein

11.  “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

k) John Galsworthy

12.  “Truth is always strange, - stranger than fiction.”

l) Martin Luther King Jr

13.  “If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.”

m)  Chinese proverb

14.  “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

n) George Gordon Byron

15.  “I have a dream.”

o) Arthur Conan Doyle



Socializing: this simple test lets you know how others see you.

Write down the letter of the answer that describes you best of all in the following situations.


1. When do you feel your best?

a) in the morning

b) during the afternoon and early evening

c) late at night

6. When you go to a party or social gathering, you

a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you

b) make a quiet entrance, looking for someone you know

c) make the quietest possible entrance and try to stay unnoticed

2. You usually walk

a) fairly (достаточно, довольно)fast with long steps

b) fairly fast but with short, quick steps

c) less fast, head up, looking the world in the face

d) less fast, head down

e) very slowly

7. You are working hard, concentrating hard. You are interrupted. You:

a) welcome the break

b) feel extremely irritated

c) vary between these two extremes

3. When talking to people, you

a) stand with your arms folded (руки крест-накрест на груди)

b) have your hands clasped (переплетённые руки)

c) have one or both your hands on your hips (на бёдрах)

d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking

e) play with your ear, touch your chin or smooth   your hair

8. Which of the following colours do you like most?

a) red or orange

b) black

c)yellow or light blue

d) green

e) dark blue or purple

f) white

g) brown or grey

4. When relaxing, you sit with

a) your knees bent (согнутые колени) and your legs neatly side by side

b) your legs crossed (скрестить ноги, нога на ногу)

c) your legs stretched out or straight

d) with one leg curled under you

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie

a) stretched out on your back

b) stretched out face down on your stomach

c) on your side slightly curled

d) with your head on one arm

e) with your head under the covers

5. When something really amuses you, you react with

a) a big, appreciative (благодарный) laugh

b) a laugh but not a loud one

c) a quiet chuckle (хихиканье, сдавленный смех)

d) a sheepish smile (застенчивая, робкая)

10. You often dream that you are

a) falling

b) fighting or struggling

c) searching for someone or somebody

d) flying or floating

e) you usually have a dreamless sleep

f) your dreams are always pleasant


1.      (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6

2.      (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1

3.      (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6

4.      (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1

5.      (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2

6.      (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2

7.      (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4

8.      (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1

9.      (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1

10.  (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1


How many points do you have?

Over 60 points:


Others see you as someone they should “handle with care.” You are seen as vain (тщеславный), self-concerned (нарцисс), and extremely dominant. Others may admire you and wish they could be like you, but they don’t always trust you and hesitate to become too deeply involved with you. 

From 51 to 60 points:

Your friends see you as an exciting (мятежный), highly volatile (ветреный, беспечный)? Rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, quick to make decisions (though not always the right ones). They see you as bold (дерзкий) and venturesome (рискованный, бесстрашный), someone who will try an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate. 

From 41 to 50 points:


Others see you as fresh (бодрый), lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who is instantly the center of attention, but sufficiently well- balanced not to let it go to your head. They see you also as kind, considerate (внимательный к другим), and understanding; someone who will cheer them up and help them out.

From 31 to 40 points:


Other people see you as sensible (здравомыслящий, разумный), cautious, careful, and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or too easily but someone who is extremely loyal to the friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize that it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but, equally, that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is broken.  

From 21 to 30 points:


Your friends see you as painstaking (педантичный) and fussy (придирчивый). They see you as very cautious and extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder (труженик). It would really surprise them if ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment. They expect you to examine everything carefully from every side and then usually decide against it. They think this reaction on your part is caused partly by your careful nature and partly by laziness.

Under 21 points:


People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive (нерешительный), someone who needs to be looked after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier (беспокойный человек, паникёр), who sees problems that don’t exist. Some people think you are boring. Only the people who know you well know that you are not.


Questions to the topic “the English Language”

1. Why is English so widespread nowadays?

2. What will the role of the English language be in the twenty first century?

3. Why do people in Russia learn English?

4. What do you think is the best way to learn a foreign language?

5. Why do you learn English?

6. Is it difficult for you to learn English?

7. Are you a good language learner?

8. Do you enjoy learning English?

9. At what age did you begin to learn English?

10. Would you like to learn any other languages? Why?

11. Why is English a global language nowadays?

12. What will the role of the English language be in the twenty-first century?

13. Which vocabulary is the largest in the world? 

14. What percentage of words in English comes from other countries?

15. What borrowed words in English do you know?

16. Why is English a language of communication? 

17. Why do people in Russia learn English?

18. What is the best suitable age to begin to learn English?

19. What is the best way to learn English?

20. Why is learning languages becoming more and more popular?

21. Why do so many people learn English today?

22. Do you agree that language diversity is “the key to our survival”?

23. What should a larger culture do in order to have respect for minority languages?

24. How many languages do you think are enough for the world?

25. Will English become a global language? Why?

26. Why do you learn English?

27. Do you like learning English or not? Why?

28. Would you like to learn any other foreign language?

29. Why has English become a world language?

30. What is “standard British English”?  

31. What languages are spoken in Britain besides English?

32. Do regional dialects possess literary forms? What about variants?

33. What regional accents in the UK do you know?

34. What is the national language of your country?

35. What other languages are spoken in your country?

36. What languages contributed to American English?

37. Do you know any English words derived from other languages?

37. What are the main differences between British and American English?

38. Is it difficult to understand an American person?

39. What dialects within American English do you know?

40. Do you learn British or American English?