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Travel English: Essential Phrases for Your Next Adventure

Updated: Feb 26

Are you planning an exciting trip to an English-speaking country? Whether you're a tourist or a globetrotter, having some basic Travel English phrases in your back pocket can make your journey smoother and more enjoyable. Here are some essential phrases to help you navigate through your next adventure:


Useful English Words and  Phrases for Travel

Greetings and Politeness:

  • Hello / Hi

  • Good morning / Good afternoon / Good evening

  • Please

  • Thank you

  • Excuse me / Pardon me

  • I'm sorry

Asking for Information:

  • Where is...?

  • How can I get to...?

  • Can you help me?

  • What time does it open/close?

  • Do you speak English?

Ordering Food and Drinks:

  • I'd like...

  • What do you recommend?

  • The bill, please.

  • Is there a vegetarian/vegan option?

  • Can I have the menu?

Transportation:

  • How much is a ticket to...?

  • Where is the nearest bus/train station?

  • Is this the right bus/train to...?

  • How far is it to...?

  • I need a taxi.

Accommodation:

  • I have a reservation.

  • Is breakfast included?

  • Can I have an extra pillow/blanket?

  • What time is check-in/check-out?

  • Is there Wi-Fi in the room?

Emergencies:

  • I need help!

  • Call the police/ambulance.

  • My bag has been stolen.

  • I'm lost.

  • I'm not feeling well.

Shopping:

  • How much does this cost?

  • Can I pay with a credit card?

  • Do you have this in a different size/colour?

  • May I try this on?

  • I'll take it.

Sightseeing:

  • What's the entrance fee?

  • Is photography allowed?

  • Are there any guided tours?

  • When does it open/close?

  • Can you take our picture?

Common Numbers:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

  • 20, 50, 100, 1000

  • How much is it?

  • What time is it?

  • My phone number is...

Expressions for Gratitude:

  • Thank you for your help.

  • I appreciate it.

  • You've been so kind.

  • This is wonderful.

  • I had a great time.


Remember, learning a few basic phrases can go a long way in enhancing your travel experience. It shows respect for the local culture and can help you in various situations. So, pack your bags, practise your Travel English, and get ready to explore the world with confidence! Safe travels!


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