Holiday Quiz

Holiday Quiz

Holiday Quiz

Learn English vocabulary with this Holiday Quiz.

Are you ready for your holiday break ?

Have you ever wondered about the history of holidays ? Well, this quiz will answer some of those questions?

What is the difference between a holiday and a vacation ? This quiz will explain !

Do you think you have enough holiday time ? Do you know of a country where there is no legal holiday entitlement ? This quiz will put you in the picture.

Do you prefer a relaxing beach destination, an inspiring  mountain break, a sleepy countryside holiday or a bustling  city break ?  Whatever your choice this quiz will provide you with useful vocabulary and surprising general knowledge. 

Holiday Quiz

July and August are all about holidays. Try this quiz to see if you are ready for yours !

After doing the quiz, check out these other links which will really get you in the holiday mood:

Travel : Couch surfing PODCAST

Travel : Home stays PODCAST

Travel : India PODCAST

Are you healthy on holiday QUIZ

Surprising Incredible India

Surprising Incredible India

Surprising Incredible India

Listen to Sue interview Chris about his recent trip to India and especially about what surprised him.

During his travels in India, Chris went to Bangalore in the south and then to Rajasthan in the north, to The Taj Mahal in Agra, Fatihpur Sikri, Bundi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Jaipur, to name but a few of the fabulous places he visited.

What do you think would be the most surprising aspects of travelling in India?

Animals
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Traffic
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The spicy food
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Crowds of people
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The noise
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Pollution
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The languages
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The money
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The heat
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See some photos of Incredible India here

The Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know about London Quiz

The Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know about London Quiz

The Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know about London Quiz

Are you thinking of visiting London ? If so, you are not alone ! More than 19 million visitors go to London every year to see the sights and enjoy the London spirit.  Wow ! 

So if you fancy a trip to London where should you start ?

What about the Top Ten places?

  • British Museum – 5.9 million visits
  • Tate Modern – 5.7 million visits
  • National Gallery – 5.2 million visits
  • Natural History Museum – 4.4 million visits
  • V&A Museum – 3.7 million visits
  • Science Museum – 3.3 million visits
  • Southbank Centre – 3.2 million visits
  • Somerset House – 3.2 million visits
  • Tower of London – 2.8 million visits
  • Royal Museums Greenwich – 2.6 million visits

 Some of these sights are free to visit, some you need to pay an entrance fee.

Of course there are many other things to do. What about these …. ?

Walk along the Thames.
Sit in a cosy pub and chat to locals.
Stroll in the parks.
Look at the fashions in Carnaby Street.
Take a selfie in front of Tower Bridge.
Practice English with everyone you meet !! 

So before you book your flight, try this quiz to get a taste of London and learn new vocabulary at the same time.

The Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know about London Quiz

Try these 30 questions to test you knowledge of London, its landmarks, its transport system and its culture.

10 surprising things about Cape Town

10 surprising things about Cape Town

10 surprising things about Cape Town

Do you sometimes go on holiday and are surprised by what you find there? Away from the usual tourist attractions everyday life can be so different from your home town. 

What do you know about Cape Town ?

Politics ? Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years first in Robben Island and then in other prisons around Cape Town. Since the end of Apartheid Cape Town has become a vibrant melting pot.

Geography ? The landscape is dramatic thanks to the imposing sight of Table Mountain.

Wine ? The land around Cape Town is home to many vineyards producing first class wine.

Shopping ? The shops in the Waterfront centre are some of the best in the world.

The sea ? The dramatic coast line is home to penguins, sharks and whales.

But in this podcast Sue talks about what surprised her about her trip to Cape Town in South Africa.  These photos may help with some of the vocabulary. 

     This is a photo of the Hen Party which surprised Sue. Can you imagine what a Hen Party is and why it was surprising ? Why was the guide cross with these girls? 

  This is the weather down at the Cape of Good Hope. How does Sue describe it?

  What surprised Sue about the statues in Cape Town ?

  This is a poster about the water issue. How many liters of water are people supposed to use a day in order to cut down on water consumption? What exactly is Day Zero ?

  This is a car guard,  what were Sue’s impressions about crime in Cape Town ?

 

 

 

3 Jardins and Palais of Marrakesh

3 Jardins and Palais of Marrakesh

Marrakech is famed for its pink walls and historic buildings and souks, but just as important to the city are its beautiful gardens.
From the lush courtyards of the riads to the expansive formal gardens of its palaces and museums, these green spaces are havens from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Here are Three of those gardens and palaces – Le Jardin Majorelle, Le Palais Bahia and Le Jardin Secret.

The souks of Marrakesh Morocco

The souks of Marrakesh Morocco

The souks of Marrakesh Morocco

The souks of Marrakesh Morocco, Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and the image of the city is closely associated with its souks.

The souks are the principal shopping attraction in the city: A honeycomb of intricately connected alleyways,

This section of the old city is a micro-medina in itself, Comprising a dizzying number of stalls and shops that range from itsy kiosks no bigger than an elf’s wardrobe to scruffy store-fronts that morph into glittering Aladdin’s Caves once you’re inside.”

Historically the souks of Marrakesh were divided into retail areas for particular goods such as leather, carpets, metalwork and pottery. These divisions still roughly exist but with significant overlap. Many of the souks sell items like carpets and rugs, traditional Muslim attire, leather bags, and lanterns. Haggling is still a very important part of trade in the souks.

One of the largest souks is Souk Semmarine, which sells everything from brightly coloured bejewelled sandals and slippers and leather pouffes to jewellery and kaftans.

Souk Ableuh contains stalls which specialize in lemons, chilis, capers, pickles, green, red, and black olives, and mint, a common ingredient of Moroccan cuisine and tea. Similarly, Souk Kchacha specializes in dried fruit and nuts, including dates, figs, walnuts, cashews and apricots. Rahba Qedima contains stalls selling hand-woven baskets, natural perfumes, knitted hats, scarves, tee shirts, Ramadan tea, ginseng, and alligator and iguana skins. Criee Berbiere, to the northeast of this market, is noted for its dark Berber carpets and rugs.

Souk Siyyaghin is known for its jewellery, and Souk Smatanearby is noted for its extensive collection of babouches and belts. Souk Cherratine specializes in leatherware, and Souk Belaarif sells modern consumer goods. Souk Haddadine specializes in ironware and lanterns.

The Ensemble Artisanal is a government-run complex of small arts and crafts which offers a range of leather goods, textiles and carpets. Young apprentices are taught a range of crafts in the workshop at the back of this complex.

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