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#IOTW: Idioms Related to Transportation and Travel

Hello, fellas! How’s your weekend?
Let’s discuss idioms related to transportation and travel! Here we go! #IOTW
On the same boat: sharing a particular experience or circumstance with someone else. 

E.g.: “You’re not the only one who failed to get the concert ticket. We’re on the same boat!” 

Jump on the bandwagon: to join or follow something once it is successful or popular. 

E.g.: “I heard Black Panther movie is phenomenal, but I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon and watch it. Superhero movie isn’t my cup of tea.”

Paddle one’s own canoe: to be able to act independently. 

E.g.: “Since I turned 25 this year, mom expected me to paddle my own canoe.”

Backseat driver: someone who tells the others how to do things. 

E.g.: “I don’t need a backseat driver on this project. Stop pestering me with all your advice.”

Hit the road: to leave, especially on a road trip.

E.g.: “Let’s hit the road before dawn.”
Itchy feet: the need to leave or to travel. 

E.g.: “Seeing the picture of a beach really gives me the itchy feet.”

Sail through (something): to complete something quickly and with ease. 

E.g.: “My thesis sailed through the professor with no debate.”

A third/fifth wheel: An unwanted or unnecessary person. 

E.g.: “Ann invited me to go to the movies, but if she also invited her boyfriend, I wouldn’t be joining. I would feel like a third wheel there.”
That wraps up our session, fellas! See you on another session.

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

#EngVocab: Travel phrasal verbs

This time, we will learn about travel phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is made up of a verb plus a preposition or an adverb that function as a single verb. Let’s start!

  1. Drop off. Meaning: to take someone to a place and leave them there.
    • Example:
      • “Where do you want me to drop you off?”
  2. Touch down. Meaning: arrive on land (planes).
    • Example:
      • “Our plane touch down before midday.”
  3. Check out. Meaning: to leave and pay for your stay at a hotel.
    • Example:
      • “Jane checked out of the hotel and took a taxi to the airport.”
  4. Pick up. Meaning: to go and fetch someone from a place and take them somewhere else.
    • Example:
      • “Would you mind picking me up at 11.00?”
  5. Set out / set off. Meaning: to start a journey.
    • Example:
      • “We have to set off very early on Saturday.”
  6. Take off. Meaning: when a plane leaves and begins to fly.
    • Example:
      • “The plane is going to take off. Hold my hand!”
  7. Get in. Meaning: when a plane arrives on an airport.
    • Example:
      • “What time does your flight get in?”
  8. Speed up. Meaning: to increase speed.
    • Example:
      • “We’re late, speed up please!”
  9. Look around. Meaning: to explore what is near you, in your area.
    • Example:
      • “After we arrive there, we take a look around.”
  10. Hurry up. Meaning: to rush and not waste time.
    • Example:
      • “You’d better hurry up, we’re running out of time.”
  11. See off. Meaning: to go the airport or station to say goodbye to someone.
    • Example:
      • “We took Cilla to the airport to see her off.
  12. Stop over. Meaning: to change a flight in a city; stay at a place on the way to your final destination.
    • Example:
      • “When I went to Manila we stopped over in Qatar.”
  13. Get away (from someone or somewhere). Meaning: leave or escape from a person or place, often when it is difficult; to take a short break
    • Example:
      • “Matt asked Alice why she wanted to have a get away all of a sudden.”
  14. Back up. Meaning: vehicles have to wait in a long line because of congestion.
    • Example:
      • “The traffic has started to back up because of the accident.”
  15. Get on (a vehicle). Meaning: go onto a bus, train, plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • “We got on the train at 9 o’clock but it didn’t leave until 9.30.”
  16. Hop on (informal). Meaning: go onto a bus, train, plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • “With a one-day travel card you can hop on and off as many buses as you like.”
  17. Get off (a vehicle). Meaning: leave a train, bus plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • Get off at the bus stop after the cinema and I’ll meet you there.”
  18. Check in. Meaning: confirm your arrival at a hotel / airport.
    • Example:
      • “We need to check in two hours before the flight.”



Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, November 13, 2016

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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary (3)

Hi guys, is any of you planning to travel by air? This time, we are having a discussion on air travel vocabulary. We have collected 10 important vocabulary that you might need when you are travelling by air. Here they are:

  1. Aisle. Meaning: corridor in aeroplane between the seats [there are usually one or two].
  2. A standstill. Meaning: a stop or an end.
  3. A tray-table. Meaning: a small table that is stored in the back of the seat in front of you on a plane.
  4. Skycap. Meaning: a person who works at an airport carrying luggage.
  5. Runway. Meaning: a place where airplanes take off and land.
  6. Control tower. Meaning: the building in an airport where air traffic is routed in and out of the airport.
  7. Airstrip. Meaning: a small path or field for planes to take off and land.
  8. Carry-on. Meaning: a bag that is carried on an airplane, bus, etc., instead of being stored in the luggage compartment.
  9. Long-haul flight. Meaning: a flight that travels a long distance in one go, e.g., a long-haul flight would be flying from New York to Sydney.
  10. Stopover (layover). Meaning: if you are traveling on a long-haul flight, you usually have to have a short stop in another country first. This stop is called a stopover or a transit.

Those are the 10 vocabulary of air travel that we have collected for you. Hope you like them.


Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 12, 2016

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#EngVocab: Train travel vocabulary

In this article, I will be sharing some words related to train travel. Let’s start!

  1. Timetable. Meaning: the schedule of arriving and departing trains.
  2. Platform. Meaning: a raised structure along the side of a railroad track where passengers get on and off trains at a station.
  3. Luggage rack. Meaning: a shelf for stowing luggage, typically overhead.
  4. Board. Meaning: to get on a train.
  5. Derail. Meaning: (of a train) to run off the rails.
  6. Railroad. Meaning: a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run.
  7. Level crossing. Meaning: a place where a railroad and a road, or two railroad lines, cross at the same level.
  8. Ticket Barrier. Meaning: a barrier through which you are allowed to pass only if you scan or insert a valid train ticket into a machine. The machine is called turnstile or baffle gate.


Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary (2)

We have actually talked about some words related to air travel before. In this post, we will share some more words related to air travel.

  1. Jet lag. Meaning: extreme tiredness after a long flight between extreme time zones.
  2. Hand luggage. Meaning: light bags that may be carried on board by passengers.
  3. Stopover. Meaning: a break for a day or two on an international flight.
  4. Duty free. Meaning: (of products such as cigarettes) not taxable.
  5. Departures board. Meaning: (of departing flights) large display in airport showing times, destinations, etc.
  6. Baggage claim. Meaning: a place where passengers go to find their luggage at the end of a flight.
  7. Immigration officer. Meaning: government official responsible for checking passengers’ passports.
  8. Transit. Meaning: one stopping at an airport that is not our destination.


Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary

In this post, we’re going to share some words related to air travel. You might see or hear these words at an airport or on a plane.

  1. Airfare. Meaning: cost of a plane ticket.
    • Example:
      • The cost of your meal is included in your airfare.
  2. Boarding pass. Meaning: part of the ticket that you give to the crew as you enter the plane.
    • Example:
      • You must show your boarding pass at the gate.
  3. Cockpit. Meaning: a place where pilots sit to control the plane.
    • Example:
      • Passengers should not enter the cockpit.
  4. A tray-table. Meaning: a small table that is stored in the back of the seat in front of you on a plane.
    • Example:
      • You can put your meal on the tray table.
  5. Check in (v). Meaning: to show your travel documents to the airline staff in the airport so that you can begin your journey.
    • Example:
      • You have to check in first before going onto the plane.
  6. Board (v). Meaning: to go onto a plane at the beginning of the journey.
    • Example:
      • I have to board in five minutes.
  7. Runway. meaning: the strip of land that an airplane takes-off and lands on.
    • Example:
      • The plane almost missed the runway because it was such a bad storm.
  8. Flight attendant. Meaning:  man or woman who provides service for passengers during a flight.
    • Example:
      • If you need help during your flight, call the flight attendant.

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, July 1, 2014

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