C1 English Collocations Related To Travel

Learn B2/C1 English collocations related to travel.

10 upper-intermediate and advanced (B2/C1) natural English expressions that will help to take your English to another level. These advanced expressions will be very useful to you if you are preparing for an English exam (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS etc)

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List of travel collocations

C1 English collocations related to travel

I’ve got 10 collocations about travel. I’ll take you through them. Some of them are positive, and some of them are negative connotations.

I’ll tell you which is which, and then hopefully you’ll be able to understand them and then you’ll be able to practise that.

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

a desolate area /ˈdes.əl.ət/

Meaning: could be part of a desert, a wasteland, or ghost town, etc


If you’re travelling or you’re going on a holiday, the last place you’d want to be is in a desolate area.

a tedious journey /ˈtiː.di.əs/

Meaning: boring, difficult, tiring, something that wears you out


Last Saturday, we travelled north out of the city, and the journey was tedious and slow as there was a lot of congestion.

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a panoramic view

Meaning: it spreads almost 360 degrees left to right, and you can span right across it


My hotel was situated in a lonely spot with a panoramic view of the countryside surrounding it.

luxurious accommodation /lʌɡˈʒʊə.ri.əs/

Meaning: very comfortable and expensive


It was worth it. The accommodation was luxurious, and I would really suggest and recommend it to any of you to go in there.

C1 English collocations related to travel

C1 English collocations related to travel. Expressions for FCE, CAE, IELTS. Online English lessons at www.englishlessonviaskype.com #learnenglish

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poor service

Meaning: low quality, not what you had expected, not up to scratch


We will never stay in this hotel again. The service was poor, the room was dirty, and the cost was way over-priced. Not what we had expected.

far-flung location/destination

Meaning: really far away, remote


Our hotel was in a far-flung location, miles from the city. There was absolutely nothing around it.

As the world begins to open up after the pandemic, some of us have dared to dream about summer holidays in far-flung locations.

C1 English collocations related to travel

a quaint village /kweɪnt/

Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned


The quaint village of Cotswolds is nice to visit for Easter weekend.

a raw deal

Meaning: not the best deal, not what you had expected


The hotel looks half-finished, it’s a long distance away from the city. We’ve got a little bit of a raw deal.

C1 English collocations related to travel

C1 English collocations related to travel. Expressions for FCE, CAE, IELTS. Online English lessons at www.englishlessonviaskype.com #learnenglish

impeccable service

Meaning: service that just cannot be criticised, cannot be bettered


They gave me a small bowl of fruit as an extra treat. What an impeccable service!

unwary traveller /ʌnˈweə.ri/

Meaning: innocent, not conscious of possible dangers and pitfalls


The unwary traveller walking along the beach needs to wear flip flops in case somebody’s left some broken glass.

Okay, so let’s go through those C1 English collocations related to travel again.

  • desolate area
  • tedious journey
  • panoramic view
  • luxurious accommodation
  • poor service
  • far-flung location/destination 
  • a quaint village
  • a raw deal
  • impeccable service
  • unwary traveller

Okay, hopefully, you’ve enjoyed those collocations, you understand what they mean. Try to put a few of them into practice. And as always, if you want to come back to me for some more suggestions, or help or some more ideas, well, I’m very happy to listen to them. And you can contact me at www.englishlessonviaskype.com.

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