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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Holiday Vocabulary: Types of Holiday

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe different types of holiday.


Complete each definition with the correct word:

A) A holiday organised by a travel agent which includes the cost of your hotel and transport. A holiday.
A holiday spent in the mountains moving across the snow.
C) You do this when you want to see interesting buildings and places.
D) A holiday spent in a tent.
E) A holiday 'on the move' visiting different places. A holiday.
F) A holiday spent on a ship. A
G) A way of travelling by getting free lifts from motorists.
H) A holiday where you travel with your luggage on your back.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) package, B) skiing, C) sightseeing, D) camping, E) touring, F) cruise, G) hitchhiking, H) backpacking.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the gaps in the following sentences with the correct word.

A) I hate the snow and I'm completely unfit so a holiday really doesn't interest me.
B) We spent our holiday last year around Italy by coach.
C) Elderly people often go on a as they can take it easy on the ship.
D) I think is the best way to travel - like a tortoise with your home on your back!
E) We usually go on a holiday as we like it when the travel agent arranges everything for us.
F) I'd love to go but my wife doesn't like the idea of sleeping in a tent.
G) My sister wants to go but my dad doesn't think it's safe for a girl to get in a stranger's car.
H) We did lots of while we were on holiday in London and took photographs of all the famous buildings.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) skiing, B) touring, C) cruise, D) backpacking, E) package, F) camping, G) hitchhiking, H) sightseeing. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





If you had the choice would you go skiing or have a package holiday to somewhere by the sea?
Do you know anyone who has been on a cruise lately?
Have you ever been hitchhiking?
In which cities are visitors to your country likely to go sightseeing?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

Anyway, in your last letter you said you were going on holiday. Did you have a nice time? Where did you go? How did you get there? Let me know what it was like.

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.