Business trips

Business trips

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The topic of today is “Business trips”.

Task 1

Every day thousands of people travel on business all over the world.
Early morning they start their endless journeys to various remote destinations , embarking on planes, taking trains or driving corporate cars. Some of them suffer from jet-lag, others from headaches, but all of them are on a constant move from one place to another.

According to a survey conducted by American Express Global Business Travel, business travellers seek balance during their work-related journeys to feel good and comfortable. In order to keep stress-free the majority of frequent flyers combat their fatigue by drinking plenty of water, which is particularly important in-flight. Nearly 50% of respondents stretch on the plane and attempt making exercises of some sort. Those travelling by car or by train admit to supplementing their diets with vitamins. More than 20% of the total decide to avoid drinking alcohol and to limit the amount of food intake. Being seated next to a child or in the vicinity of a restroom is quoted as the worst place to sit on an aircraft. Some airlines are already introducing child-free cabins to ensure passengers a quiet and relaxing flight. Others just recommend being ‘’patient’’, but still, the best idea to make your business trip less troublesome is to travel light, and where possible, to carry a hand-luggage only.

Task 2

Study the text and fill in the sentences below with appropriate words :

  1. Our airlines offer various kinds of ……………………… entertainment, ranging from a set of movies to craft works for children.
  2. If you want to lose some weight, first try to reduce a daily …………………… of fat and sugar.
  3. The stolen vehicle has been found by the police in the ……………………. of the railway station.
  4. Additional fees for extra luggage will be collected from passengers at the airport where they ………………………… on a plane.
  5. Athletes who train for long periods should ……………………………. their diets with sports drinks and vitamins.

Task 3
Watch the video ‘’How to …” and fill in the  missing words in the travel tips below:


 

  1. ……………. everything you want to take ………… on your bed or on the floor to make the job easier.
  2. Be brave and …………………… a third.
  3. …………… underwear or your socks inside to both …………… the shape of your shoe and use every square inch of space.
  4. Fill ………………….. gaps with very soft items such as T-shirts, ………………………., socks or tights. Try to create an ……………….. layer.
  5. Lay out the first ………………….. with one end inside the suitcase and the other end ……………………. over the edge.
  6. Put the next …………………. on top of this but ………………….. it the other way round.
  7. ……………….. the garments back in.
  8. ……………….. a bag from the drycleaner’s on the top of your packing.
  9. Put the toiletries on the top but do not forget to ………………………… them.
  10. Place those beautifully ……………………. shirts on top as a final layer.

ANSWER KEY

Task 2
1.in-fligh
2.intake
3.vicinity
4.embark
5.supplement
Task 3
1.LAY | OUT
2.ELIMINATE
3.STUFF | HOLD
4.AWKWARD | JERSEYS | EVEN
5.GARMENT | DRAPING
6.ITEM | PLACE
7.FOLD
8.THROW
9.DOUBLE BAG
10.FOLDED