Talking about a topic, we tend to use certain words and expressions. In this video, we look at the lexis that falls around travelling.


I know, I know.

Why am I writing about travel in the middle of a pandemic?

Perhaps I like to torture myself.

Or perhaps I miss those heady days of getting on a plane without a sense of terror and anxiety. 

Or maybe I just miss Belgrade. Belgrade’s great.

Whatever the reason, the time will, one day, come again when we start exploring the world.

And, in the meantime, we’re rediscovering our own countries – what’s on our own doorstep.

So, whether it’s near or far, travelling is something we all do and something our learners will also want to talk about.

Now, I’ve mentioned before on this blog that a lot of words and phrases – lexis – tend to appear in very specific situations.

When you’re talking about cats, for example, the lexis “furry,” “sharp claws” and “ridiculously cute” tend to crop up more than when you’re talking about, say, how to drive a car.

In this video, we look at the lexis that tends to fall around the topic of travelling.