Many of my students get confused with trip, travel and journey. So when do we use each one?
travel is used a verb. I travelled to Spain last month.
We can also use it as a noun to talk about travel as a general idea. Travel opens your mind.
It's often combined with another word such as air or rail.
Air travel has got cheaper.
A journey is travelling from one place to another.
The journey to Calais took 12 hours by car.
How was your journey?
We often talk about a car journey, a train journey, the journey to school, the journey to work...
I hate long car journeys.
A trip is going somewhere and coming back. It often involves several journeys.
We use to go on or to be on as the verb with trip.
I've just been on an amazing trip to Asia.
We often use trip in expressions such as a business trip, a day trip, a round trip (going there and back again.)
She's on another business trip.
We went on a day trip to Paris.
Now practise by answering the questions about yourself:
How do you travel to work?
How long is your journey to work?
What was the last trip you went on?
What's the longest journey you've ever done?
What would be your dream trip?
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