Students Often Confuse These …. !

Lesson 1

Journey, travel, trip, way

If we asked you to arrange these travel-related words based on their long and short duration, how would you answer?

  1. journey
  2. travel
  3. trip
  4. way

Correct order: travel, journey, trip, way

Last summer I went on one of the journeys to Istanbul. During the day I sat around the lobby and played billiards with my friends, and we were very lazy. Then we made a trip to the mountains, which was about an hour from the hotel. On the way back to the hotel, we saw a snake right on the road. Oh! It was very scary.

Shortly, I think one of the best things to remember about foreign travel is to see different places and people.


  • Journey: travel from one place to another
  • Trip: a journey from one place to another for a short time
  • Way: a route that you take to get from one place to another
  • Travel: general word for the activity of long visits


  1. a weekend trip to London
  2. on the way to the hotel, we stopped and bought something.
  3. I have booked a journey to Athens with my classmates.
  4. In a business trip, you have a chance to see other businessmen.
  5. We spend more on foreign travel than before.
  6. Can you tell me the way to the hospital, please?
  7. I hope you have a good trip to London; see you a few days later.
  8. The way to my town takes 20 minutes.

Types of Holiday

a camping holidayat a campsitemeeting new people
beach holidayat a luxury hotelclimbing
cruisecruise shipwalking
backpackingat seavisiting monuments
independent travelmountainssunbathing
at the sea sightrelaxing

Lesson 2

See, watch, and look

Here, we will study the words that ESOL Examination students often confuse.


  • See: to notice people with your eyes
  • Watch: to look at something for a period of time
  • Look: trying to see something or someone

He saw a big snake on the way back to the hotel.

I checked the room, but I couldn’t find my purse. – Look everywhere – You know I have looked everywhere.

We watched Brad Pitt’s last movie at home yesterday.

Lesson 3

Listen and hear

Meanings and examples:

  • Hear: let the sounds, music come to your ears without desire
  • Listen (to): to say that you try to hear something

I can’t hear what you say.

I couldn’t hear the music from next door.

Can you hear me perfectly?

Listen to me!

We listened to the teacher carefully.

I can’t listen to the music because of the noise!

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