10 Travel Phrasal Verbs | Advanced English Vocabulary


Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Summer
holidays are just around the corner, which means that you should start making travel
arrangements. Now international travel is a good opportunity for you to practise your
speaking skills in English. In the meantime, though, it’s essential that you learn some
extremely common phrasal verbs for travelling. Keep watching! Hello there, I’m Demi from
Broad Horizons English. Being an English teacher, I can assure you that having a good command
of the English language is of the utmost importance for your studies, work, and international
travel. Now, to make your life easier as a traveller and tourist, today I’m going to
teach you 10 travel-related phrasal verbs through a short story. Now let’s get started.
“In order to take a break from routine, you’ve taken some time off work and decided to plan
a little getaway. First, you book the flights and then you pack your suitcase.” Now the
first travel-related phrasal verb that we see here is “to get away”. “To get away” means
to go on holiday. Here it’s used as a noun, written as one word (“getaway”), and it means
a short vacation. For instance, we say “a weekend getaway”. “The next morning, you get
up bright and early to get ready. You set off at about 8 o’ clock.” In this case, the
phrasal verb we’re interested in is “to set off”. “To set off” means to begin travelling
/ to begin a journey. “You dash to the bus stop to catch the bus to the airport. Once
you get on the bus and take a seat, it zips away.” “To get on” means to enter a bus, train,
or plane. “Time goes by quickly and before you know it, you’re at the airport. You grab
your suitcase and get off the bus.” “To get off” means to leave a bus, train, or plane.
“Once inside, you hear someone saying your name. You look around and you realise that
your boyfriend has come all the way to the airport to see you off. So sweet of him!”
“To see somebody off” means to go to the airport or station to say goodbye to someone before
they leave. “After waving goodbye to your boyfriend, you go and wait in the queue to
check in.” “To check in” means to arrive and register at a hotel or airport; you do this
whole process at what we call the “check-in desk”. OK? “Forty-five minutes later, everyone
has boarded the plane which is now about to take off.” Our travel phrasal verb here is
“to take off”. It’s when a plane depart or leaves the ground. “Everything goes swimmingly
and you have a short, pleasant flight. However, as soon as you get to the train station you’re
told that the train is held up due to some technical issues.” “To hold up” means to delay
(when travelling). Now here we have the Passive Voice of this phrasal verb. “The train is
help up.” OK? This is passive form. “The train is help up” / “the train is delayed.” “You
have no choice but to wait. Finally, the train gets in at half past one, being twenty minutes
late.” Here’s another common phrasal verb for travelling. “Get in” is said of a train
or plane and it means to arrive. “What time is the plane expected to get in?” “The train
got in at 8 o’clock sharp.” “All good things must come to an end. So, after three amazing
days of complete relaxation at the luxurious hotel, it’s time for you to check out and
go back home.” “To check out”, as you may have guessed by now, is the opposite of the
phrasal verb “check in”. When you check out, you return the keys of your hotel room, you
pay the bill, and you just leave the hotel. OK? These are the 10 travel-related phrasal
verbs you’ve just learnt, all in one place. I do hope they come in handy during your next
trip or vacation. That’s all for now you guys! If you’ve found this lesson enjoyable, please
give it a big thumbs up, share, and subscribe. See you in the next video. Bye!

5 Replies to “10 Travel Phrasal Verbs | Advanced English Vocabulary

  1. If you wish to learn English phrasal verbs faster, you're strongly advised to study them in context, as in the video. Have you made any travel arrangements for the coming months? Tell us about your plans using some of these travel-related phrasal verbs. 😉

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