TOPIC 11 Describe your personal travelling experience.Say which of your
trips was really remarkable and which turned out to be a
disappointment.Describe a place which impressed you most.
Travelling is necessary for us all. It keeps us from growing stale and
old; it develops our imagination, it gives us that movement and change
which are necessary to our life.
One of the aims of travel is to go in search of beauty. The beauty spots
of the world are magnets which attract travellers year after year.
Travellers explore the beautiful countryside, areas of outstanding natural
beauty. For example, Lost Canyon in Turkey is more than a picturesque
place. Thousands of tourists enjoy the lovely views of this most wonderful
part of Antalya. It's a quiet, beautiful place, excellent for walks,
fishing, hunting and, especially boating on unspoiled river with an
abundance of wildlife.
Now more and more people have an opportunity to travel abroad. New
impressions, thrilling adventures have always delighted both, children and
grown-ups. Most people are very curious about the world around them. When
we go travelling and sightseeing we see and learn all sorts of things that
we can never see or learn at home, though we may read about them in books
and newspapers, and see pictures of them at the cinema. The best way to
study geography is to travel, and the best way to get to know and
understand people is to meet them in their own homes.
Most people who spend a holiday travelling take a camera with them and
photograph anything that interests them — sights of a city, views of
mountains, lakes, waterfalls, men and women, the ruins of ancient
buildings, and even birds and animals. Later looking through their albums
they will remember the happy time they have had.
As for me I feel tired and bored at the end of the school year . I feel
that I need a good change. My summer holidays offer me a wonderful
opportunity (chance) to leave my noisy busy city for the countryside. Each
year our family discusses and plans the holidays.
There are two viewpoints on travelling. Some people like to go to one
place and spend their holidays there. The place may be an interesting city.
a picturesque village, a remote island or some other attractive place.
Others believe in seeing as much as possible in the time they have I belong
to this group of people. I feel bored if I stay in one place.
Last year my brother and I were in Turkey. This trip has left the best
impression on me. We took advantage of the excellent weather and went on
different tours, for example, rafting. We took ourselves by a raft and a
kayak through the picturesque mountainous region of the Southern Turkey, we
went through the exhilarating MEDJET boat adventure taking us into the
scenic wonders of the Koprulu River and visiting the magnificent Grand
Canyon and the mysterious Lost Canyon. The experienced pilots demonstrated
us their skills and handling of the jet boat by thrilling us with tricky
manoeuvres. Besides, we found new places, saw new impressive sights.
But the last days of our travelling turned out to be a disappointment.
There was an earthquake and, though it didn’t affect us everyone was afraid
of the another one. The weather suddenly changed : the sky became cloudy,
from time to time it was raining and the sea became muddy. So we had to
return to Moscow. But I wasn't upset because my journey was delightful.
Besides, I had the warmest feeling of returning home.