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19.Unit 01 Planning a Trip
Unit 1 Planning a Trip
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Background Information
Travel budget is the first thing you need to consider
when you have a plan to travel. If you know about
some skills, money can be saved or same amount of
money will bring you more values. Do you know
how to save travel budget?
Topic 1: Making a Budget
The first skill: choose low season.
The fares of transportation and
accommodation always take a large percent of
overall cost. Do you know if you choose a right
time, you can save much money? In the low
season, both flights and hotels will offer big
discount. It may save 40~50% budget for you.
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The second skill: the more persons you have,
the less money you pay.
You can invite your friends to have a tour with
you, or several families consisted into a group.
It will save much money, because you can
share with fares of transportation and guide
service. Travel agency can apply group tickets
for you at a low price. In addition, if you have
more people, you will have a chance to taste
more delicious local foods when you have your
dinners.
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The third skill: choose a professional travel
agency.
A professional travel agency not only provides
excellent service but also saves money for you.
Skills and experiences are needed when
arranging reasonable itineraries, while
professional operators can do it much better.
This travel agency will be a good choice if you
want to travel in China.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
The fourth skill: spend days to enjoy local
culture.
The main purpose for traveling is to experience
different sights and sounds. Before traveling,
you’d better research some information and
choose typical attractions you are interested in.
Arranging one or two days, it all depends, for
you to explore the destination on you own, will
be a better way to know about the local
features and unique folk customs. At the same
time, you can save some money.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Situational Dialogue
The Whites’ are discussing their arrangement about
their vocation.
(A: Mr. White B: Mrs. White C: Jimmy D: Lily)
A:My dear, did you listen to the radio this morning?
What did the weatherman say about today’s weather?
B:He said it’s going to be a fine day.
A:Oh, nonsense! It seems it might rain today. Look,
the sky is so dark that I think we’re going to get some
rain later.
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Situational Dialogue
B:It’s not like what the radio said at all.
C:Daddy, I hate the weather here. What’s the weather
like in Beijing?
A:Beijing? Why did you ask so?
C:My classmate Lucy went to Beijing several days
ago, she said that was a wonderful and unforgettable
trip. The weather there is also great, I suppose.
A:Hey, my boy, you can talk turkey, OK?
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Situational Dialogue
C:All right. I really want to travel to China, especially
Beijing. Shall we go together?
D:That’s a good idea.
A:Honey, what do you think about it?
B:It’s OK. We haven’t gone out traveling together for
a long time. We should take them out to broaden their
eyesight.
A:OK. Let’s make a plan.
C&D: Great! Daddy, you are so nice.
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Situational Dialogue
B:Honey, just call the travel agency to get more
information about the travel itinerary.
(several minutes later…)
B:How about it?
A:They said there would be a discount itinerary to
Beijing next month, each one $6,000, including round
airline tickets, accommodation and three meals a day.
B:Oh, that will be $24,000 in total. That costs too
much.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Situational Dialogue
A:Yes, but it’s worth traveling. Beijing is the capital
of PRC, which is the center of National politics,
culture, transport, tourism and international
exchanges, and it is an ancient city with a long history.
B:All right. We’re looking forward to it, but we need
to live on a tight budget from now on.
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Vocabulary
accommodation
exchanges
itinerary
nonsense
unforgettable
weatherman
住宿,膳宿
交流,交易所
行程表,旅行路线
胡说; 废话
难以忘怀的;不会被遗忘的
气象员;天气预报员
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Notes
1.The sky is so dark that…
天阴得很厉害以致于……
2.It’s not like what the radio said at all.
根本不像收音机里讲的那样。
3. talk turkey
直截了当地说,开门见山,打开天窗说亮话
Eg. I’m tired of this nonsense. Make him talk
turkey.
我对这些废话烦透了,叫他直说吧!
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Notes
4.broaden their eyesight
开拓他们的视野
5.be worth doing
值得做……
Eg. It’s worth traveling.
那里值得去旅游。
6.We need to live on a tight budget from now on.
从今以后我们要省吃俭用了。
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Useful Sentences
1.I have never been there.
我从来没有去过那里。
2.hope you have a good time in…
希望你在……玩得开心。
3.I think you should take that into consideration.
我认为你应该考虑一下它。
4.You can see that the airlines and hotels are not
offering any discounts if you want to go to Hangzhou
as it is the peak season in summer.
你瞧,如果你要去杭州的话,机票、酒店都不打折,
因为现在是高峰期。
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Useful Sentences
5.How much will it cost?
这将会花费多少钱?
6.This trip costs a lot.
这趟旅程会花费很多钱。
7.It’s not bad. I can afford this trip.
还不错。我能承担得起这趟旅行的费用。
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Exercises
1. Complete the following dialogue according to the
Chinese in brackets and then read it in roles.
A:What are you reading, Mary?
B:____________________________________________
___ (度假手册。)
A:Cool! Where’re you going?
B:____________________________________________
_____(我想到处旅行),but I am not sure where to go?
A:_________________________________________
(你曾经去过新西兰吗?)
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Exercises
B:Yes, it’s quite a beautiful country.
A:How about America?
B:____________________________________________
_________________ (没有,太贵了,而且也不安全,
有那么多恐怖分子。)
A:Well, Thailand then, if you haven’t been there. It’s
cheap and safe.
B:____________________________________________
(需要花费多少钱?)
A:Not expensive at all. Just 5,000 Yuan for a whole
week.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Exercises
B:Yeah,
______________________________________(我问问
我的父母是否想和我一起去。) I don’t want to go
alone.
A:Well,
______________________________________(你可以
随团旅行。)
B:That’s a good idea! Thank you.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Exercises
2. Role Play. Make up a dialogue based on the
following situation and role-play it to the class.
Suppose you are going to somewhere, you are talking
about the travel budget with your friend.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
Preparation for a Trip Around the World
Traveling has become a popular way of recreation for
the Chinese. Almost everyone loves to travel, but cost
is a big concern for many people with a limited
budget. For budget travelers there is one good way to
save money. That is to become a couch surfer.
If you’re trying to achieve cheap travel, you must be
mindful of many factors. In each travel planning
situation, there are tips and precautions you should
consider.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
Each of the linked step by step collections in this
section will give you plenty to think about as you plan,
and will give you a plan for making the very best
itinerary decisions possible. Use these illustrated tips
to save money on your next trip.
There are many ways to save money on travel. But the
best “how to” approach involves a step by step
progression that considers the market conditions and
your own itinerary. Here are ways to save money on
airfares and the overall cost of air travel.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
The big ticket items in most trips involve airfares,
accommodations and ground transportation. These
things can be very expensive, but budget travelers can
shop on the Internet for the best deals on these and
other high cost expenses.
Airfares rise and fall like stock prices. Buy at the
right time and you can save a lot of money. Know the
rules, find the websites with last-minute deals, use
your credit cards to snag free air travel and be certain
your baggage doesn’t cost you more money.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
Can you find a cruise for $100 USD/day? If so, you’ve
found a good price, since cruising costs usually
include most of your dining expenses, transportation
and lodging. The Internet makes it easier than ever to
research and book a budget cruise.
Hotels once were a largely unknown commodity to
travelers, who would simply check in and hope for the
best. Now, it’s possible to read reviews and bid for the
price of your room. There are also plenty of
alternatives to hotels that can, in certain situations,
save you a lot of money.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
For car rentals, use Internet special offer pages to find
last-minute bargains. Look at a variety of car rental
tips, or book a train vacation and leave driving to
someone else.
Don’t exchange money in or near airports. If you
must, do so only in small amounts that will get you
somewhere else. These are places of last resort, and
they charge accordingly.
Don’t exchange large amounts before leaving home.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
Make smaller, but more frequent exchanges if the
currency is faltering. The key is to be aware of
conditions and adjust—taking advantage when
possible, or softening the blow with careful planning.
The destination you choose can have a lot to do with
your travel budget. Look at the specific ways that
each place provides an opportunity for savings.
Consider tips for individual places. Consult books and
guidebooks.
Topic 1: Making a Budget
Knowledge Links
Cheap travel is possible in any country of the world if
you are armed with good information. World travel
isn’t only for the wealthy, so check out these step by
step tips for saving money. If you can apply these
illustrated tips to your trip itinerary, you will save
money without sacrificing enjoyment.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Background Information
As soon as the travel plans are set and a departure
date is established, make a list of things to carry. Start
the list from memory by writing down every item that
needs to be packed. The list will vary depending on
the type of trip. A business trip will require a
completely different list from a trip to the beach.
From that day forward until the departure date the
list will grow. Every time a needed item is
remembered that is not on the list, add it to the list.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
A Sample Starting List
When carrying more than one piece of luggage, add
each piece of luggage to the list, too. Make a separate
list for each bag especially when luggage contains items
like snorkel or SCUBA gear or a laptop that need a
separate bag and require many accessories. Keeping all
of the electronics in one bag can make finding them
much easier. People who are planning to fly should
check the airline’s requirements for carry-on items and
luggage sizes to avoid extra cost or inconveniences.
Keeping the valuable or breakable items nearby at all
times is practical and very useful.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Save Time and Money on Departure Day
When packing the bags use the list and manually check
off each item as it is placed in the luggage. It’s
surprising how easy it is for many people to forget
something just because they were so sure they had
already packed it. Save the list, add to it while on the
trip and use it for packing when returning or going to
another destination. It will save time by eliminating the
need to recheck for things already packed.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Save Time and Money on Departure Day
The list will be appreciated even more when it saves
money. In the excitement and sometimes the hurry of a
trip it’s much better to be reminded to pack that
expensive camera computer accessory or souvenir that
was just bought and would have been left behind if not
for the list.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Benefits of a Packing List
Proper preparation can make the trip much more
enjoyable and assure that all the things needed are
brought along. A list can eliminate mistakes like leaving
behind one item that always seems to be forgotten. Add
to the peace of mind that nothing is lost or forgotten
while traveling makes the list worthwhile.
Saving the list from previous trips and modifying it for
the next trip will save time. Using the written packing
list will definitely save time and money in the long run.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Situational Dialogue
Mr. White and Mrs. White are talking about their
preparations for the trip to China.
(A: Mr. White B: Mrs. White)
A:Honey, have you made up your mind yet?
B:Yes, I have decided to go to China. Now I’m
preparing for the trip.
A:Have you made a reservation?
B:Yeah, all done. Our travel schedule has been made
between August 2nd and August 9th.
A:That’s marvelous! I can’t wait. I think you should
check out the weather there.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Situational Dialogue
B:Yes, according to the weather report, it will be
sunny in the following whole week.
A:Fabulous! But remember you should repair the
house before it rains. I hear the weather is changeable
there, we should take more clothes with us.
B:You are so considerate. We will take some coats.
Apart from the shorts, we will also take these pants
with us.
A:Um, that’s right, is there anything else we should
take?
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Situational Dialogue
B:I suppose we should take some medicine in case of
emergency.
A:Eh, those are the only things we should not forget.
B:I will make a packing list, and put everything
needed in our luggage, so please rest assured.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Vocabulary
changeable
considerate
emergency
fabulous
marvelous
reservation
schedule
多变的
考虑周全的
紧急情况,紧急事件
极好的,绝妙的
好极了,了不起的
预定
行程安排
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Notes
1.make up one’s mind 下决心,决定
Eg.Have you made up your mind yet?
你已经做好决定了吗?
2.decide to do… 决定做……
Eg.I have decided to go to China. 我已经决定
去中国了。
3.Have you made a reservation? 你预定了吗?
4.That’s marvelous! 太棒了!
5.check out 查阅,检查
Eg. I think you should check out the weather
there. 我想你应该查一查那里的天气。
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Notes
6.apart from… 除了……
Eg. Apart from the shorts, we will also take
these pants with us. 除了短裤之外,我们也要
带上这些长裤。
7. Please rested assured… 请放心……
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Useful Sentences
1.What’s your destination?
你的目的地是哪里?
2.My destination is Beijing.
我的目的地是北京。
3.I’m planning to go to Hangzhou.
我计划去杭州。
4.What’s the weather like these days there?
那里最近的天气情况怎样?
5.Hmm, I’m not sure. I can check it out on the
Internet.
嗯,我不是很确定。我可以在网上查一查。
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Useful Sentences
6.It’s warm there.
那里很暖和。
7.I can go there by boat.
我可以坐船去那儿。
8.I have to check out the train schedule.
我得查查列车时刻表。
9.Do you have any information about the river cruise?
关于坐船游览是怎么样的?
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Useful Sentences
10. We can log on line and find all the information we
need.
我们可以上网找一些我们需要的信息。
11.I can’t make up my mind as to which city I should
go. It is really hard to decide.
我决定不了应该去哪个城市,这真的很难决定。
12.Let’s check out the information from travel agency
and it will tell us all necessary information.
我们去旅行社获取些信息吧,他们可以告诉我们需
要的所有信息。
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Exercises
1. Complete the following dialogue according to the
Chinese in brackets and then read it in roles.
A:What are you planning to do this summer vocation?
B:Well,_______________________________________
_______(我还没有决定呢。)
I want to visit my uncle in the west of China.
A:The west of China? Where?
B:It’s a small city in Gansu Province, ______________
(那里风景很美。)
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Exercises
A:Really? I thought Gansu was covered by desert
everywhere.
B:Not really. In the south of Gansu, there are a lot of
mountains, forests and wild animals like pandas,
golden monkeys, etc.
A:Good,
_____________________________________(你怎么去
呢?)
B:First, ______________________________________
(我要坐火车去天水),and then
__________________(乘长途汽车去那里。)
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Exercises
A:____________________________________________
_(去那里要花费多长时间?)
B:It will take me 19 to 20 hours on the train, and then
at least 5 hours on the bus.
A:That’s really a long trip.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Exercises
2. Role Play. Make up a dialogue based on the
following situation and role-play it to the class.
Nick would like to go to Shanghai to relax himself.
You are going to talk with him.
You should pay attention to the following questions.
(1)
Where the journey from and where is it to?
(2)
What form of transport will he use?
(3)
How much time will he spend preparing for it?
(4)
What will he take with him?
(5)
How long will it take him to get Shanghai?
(6)
How much will he expect to spend?
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Knowledge Links
Preparation for a Trip around the World
It’s very different to talk about traveling around the
world than it is to give notice at work and really do it.
Once the decision and commitment are made, things
fall into place with the help of many “to do” lists and
excel planning spreadsheets.
How long do you need to save for a trip like this?
That depends on your rate of savings and travel style
(which directly affects budget). Money aside, expect
to spend 3~6 months planning and preparing.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Knowledge Links
Planning itinerary:
•Read travel and around-the-world advice books.
•Talk with friends with extensive travel experience.
•Network with people you know or friends known in
the countries you want to visit.
•Research online—travel websites, travel articles.
There is almost too much information these days.
Practical considerations (this is by no means an
exhaustive list):
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Knowledge Links
•Vaccinations and malaria medication—we need to
sort out which vaccinations we needed based on our
itinerary.
•New passport/additional passport pages plus extra
photos for visa applications.
•International Driver’s License—make sure your
original driver’s license is still valid.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Knowledge Links
•Scan important documents and email them to
someone you trust—passport, identification cards,
receipts (for insurance), etc. This will allow someone
to email you proof of your identity and nationality if
your passport or ID cards are stolen.
•Travel Health Insurance—we must choose a liable
travel insurance for basic health and equipment
insurance.
Topic 2: Preparation for the Trip
Knowledge Links
•Leave a will and medical directive with a loved one—
not to sound morbid, but something may happen to
you on the road and having your wishes in a legal
document makes it easier for everyone if anything
were to happen.
•Issue Power of Attorney to a trusted family member
or friend in case he/she needs to act legally on your
behalf.
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