For this assignment you may use a dictionary or English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Off the top of your head: write down the first ten words that come to mind when you think of the summer holiday.
b How did you spend your summer holiday in the past three years? For each year, write down a few keywords, like where you were, how you travelled there, what you did, etc.
All over the world people can travel less than before or sometimes not travel at all. This is of course because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will have a big impact on our upcoming summer holidays.
In England, people have to stick to a lot of rules when they want to travel. Read all about it here.
For each definition, find the word or expression it describes in the text and write it down.
- made less strict and severe
- laws or rules that limit or control things
- without any limits or restrictions
- places where you are going to
- trying to persuade people in a serious way to do something
- stopped (something) temporarily
- to increase
- stopped from happening; annulled
- probably not
- happening in a slow way over a long period of time
- leaving a greater amount of space than usual between yourself and someone else
- required by a law or rule
- a ticket or piece of paper that can be used instead of money to pay for something
- to book again
a The short answer to some of the questions. Select the correct option:
1 Can English people go on holiday now? Yes – No – Can’t say
2 Can English people go on a foreign holiday? Yes – No – Can’t say
3 Should English people book a summer holiday? Yes – No – Can’t say
4 What about going away in the autumn? Yes – No – Can’t say
b The UK wants to introduce a 14-day quarantine period as soon as possible. Who will have to quarantine?
1 People coming from Ireland and France.
2 Seasonal workers and citizens of countries with similar levels of infections.
3 Visitors and UK nationals returning home.
4 Visitors from all countries with similar levels of infections.
c True or false?
1 The European Commission has made some suggestions as to how countries can start making more travel possible again.
2 All European countries must follow the European Commission’s plans for travelling.
3 The European Commission says people should use face masks while travelling.
4 Restrictions can return if too many people are getting sick again.
5 The European Commission’s plans do not apply to the UK because of Brexit.
6 Everybody whose holiday or flight is cancelled has a right to receive all their money back.
7 If the airline offers you a voucher you must accept it.
Look back at your notes for assignment 1.
For each of your past holiday years, write down if you could do the same this year.