Sunday, 19 October 2014

THE HISTORY OF TOURISM


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Guess the meaning of the words below. Out of the three, only ONE is correct.

DWELLING
    (Noun) A place where someone lives; an old-fashioned or formal word
    (Noun) A device that uses the movement of a machine or vehicle to produce electricity
    (Adjective) Someone who is full of energy or full of new and exciting ideas 
HEYDAY
    (Adjective) If you describe something as heyday, you mean that it is extremely unpleasant or ugly 
    (Noun) It is a place where you go to be private and to get away from other people 
    (Noun) A person´s, nation´s, or organization´s heyday is the time when you are most powerful, successful or popular 
SHRINES
    (Noun) (Plural) It is a decrease in the size, weight, or amount of something
    (Verb) 3rd person singular. When something shrines, it becomes dry and wrinkled, usually because it loses moisture in the heat
    (Noun) (Plural) It is a place of worship which people think is holy because it is associated with a sacred person or object 
FLOCKING
    (Verb + ing) If people flock to a particular place or event, a very large number of them go there,usually because it is interesting or attractive in some way 
    (Verb + ing) If you flock, you suddenly become extremely angry because of something that has happened 
    (Verb + ing) If something is flocking in a liquid, or if you flock it, it is in the liquid, on or just below the surface, and is being supported by it or moving slowly along in it  
STAGECOACH
    (Noun) It is an adult male deer belonging to one of the larger species of deer.
    (Noun) It is a large carriage pulled by horses
    (Noun) It is a small animal with a long bushy tail. It eats nuts and usually lives in trees. 
STRETCHED
    (Verb) A large area of land that stretches over a particular distance extends over this distance 
    (Adjective) Someone who is stretched knows how to deal with rough people or dangerous situations 
    (Adjective) A stretched is a prostitute who stands or walks in the streets in order to get customers  
VOUCHER
    (Noun) It is a large bird which eats the flesh of dead animals
    (Noun) It is a ticket or piece of paper that can be used instead of money for a particular purchase
    (Noun) It is a solemn decision or promise to do a particular thing 
SPRANG UP
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If people spring up, they quarrel noisily, usually about something that is not really important 
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If you spring up, you run as fast as you can over a short distance, either in a race or because you are in a hurry
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If something springs up, it appears or comes into the existence quickly 
HUMBLE
    (Noun) It is a large hoop that children play with by putting it around their waist and moving their waist and hips so that the humble spins quickly around their waist
    (Adjective) You describe things or people as humble when you want to discuss them without making them seem more important than they really are 
    (Verb) To humble means to move or travel very fast, especially in a way that seems dangerous or violent  
WANDER
    (Verb) If you wander something, you say it in a loud, high-pitched voice that shows that you are unhappy or in pain 
    (Verb) If you wander in a place, you walk around there in a casual way, often without intending to go in a particular direction
    (Noun) A wander is a passage or pathway between two buildings for pedestrians to use; used especially in AmE 
SIPPING
    (Verb + ing) If you sip a drink, you drink by taking just a small amount at a time 
    (Noun) A sipping is a thing that makes a loud, long noise and which is used to give a warning 
    (Verb + ing) If someone sips an agreement, law or title, they cancel it so that it is no longer legal or official  
TREAD
    (Noun) A tread is a serious disease which causes fever, a sore throat and pain in your joints 
    (Noun) It is a small guitar with four strings 
    (Verb) If you tread on something, you step on it or press your foot on it
     
(Adapted from Going International. Unit 1. Reading: Footprints in the sands of time)
And now, read the text below "FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME" and answer the questions that appear at the end:

Friday, 10 October 2014

V IN THE CLOUD

Below, you will find an explanatory article with its corresponding video:

JOBS IN TOURISM

Brainstorming of jobs in tourism:
Practise the different jobs in tourism that can be seen in the presentation below.
Can you define them all?



If you got some trouble when defining them, the glossary below, created by my students, will be really useful:
The glossary is completed with this infographics created by some of my TIA students:
And this chart created by my CSM student: