Answer the question
What is «a niche holiday»?
a) name of a city in space which was built by the group of rich people
b) a holiday in Nice, France
c) a holiday for people with particular interests
Read the programme listing. Did you guess correctly?
Read the list of «niche» holidays. Listen to the radio programme and mark the holidays which have been mentioned
Listen to the article again and mark the statements True or False
Read the names of four «niche» holidays. Where do you think you can take them?
Read the text and check your guesses. Write the names of «niche» holidays according to their descriptions
Use the following names:
|Chef and you||Asian island adventure|
|Icy sea||View of the Earth|
Look at the highlighted words from the text about «niche» holidays. Write them in the correct category
a summit — the top of a mountain
These transfers usually mean hiking through the unspoilt forest, travelling by canoe from lodge to lodge and reaching the summit of the mountain.
The White Sea on the edge of Russian Polar Circle is the only sea in Europe which is covered by ice during winter.
Match the sentence halves
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Read what Mary says about her «niche» holidays. Choose the number of the rule for each example
1) Use the present continuous for a definite arrangement often involving other people.
2) Use be going to for a general intention which the speaker has thought about before.
3) Use will (‘ll) + infinitive for a decision which the speaker has just made.
4) Use will (‘II) + infinitive for predicting, often with verbs such as think, expect and adverbs such as probably, definitely.
5) Use be likely to for a probable intention or prediction.
6) Use the present simple for a future timetable or schedule.
7) Use the present simple for the future after conjunctions such as when, as soon as, after, in case.
Choose the correct future verb form
Watch the video and order the pictures
wing walking — the activity of standing strapped onto the wings of an aeroplane whilst it is flying
50 Things To Do Before You Die
Сhoose the task and get ready to do it
Choose the correct option
Look at your strong and weak points
Read the information about your language level
Международную систему определения знаний английского языка можно условно разделить на 7 уровней:
Correct the mistakes and write the right variant in the gaps
Read the article and choose True, False or Not Given for statements 1-8
Space tourism is here!
1. Fed up with the usual wееk-long holiday on the beach, or walking through museums and old buildings that you only pretend to be interested in? Well, consider the ultimate in niche tourism: a new frontier, ‘the final frontier’ in feet space tourism.
2. It wasn’t long ago that space hotels were the stuff of science fiction, and space tourism was a concept that only the craziest of business entrepreneurs talked about seriously. But since the 2001 flight of Dennis Tito, an American businessman, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket even sceptics have had to regard space tourism as an area with real commercial potential. In the first few years, a space tourist like Tito paid $20 million for a trip which included a week-long stay on the International Space Station.
3. It was only a matter of time before the entrepreneurs got on the case, and UK entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic company have begun offering online bookings for sub-orbital flights aboard their SpaceShipTwo. Tickets start at $200.000, but are expected to come down in price to somewhere around $20.000 — almost a bargain compared to what Tito paid. But the Virgin flights are only two-and-a-half hours, taking passengers just beyond the 100-kilometre altitude that is the internationally defined boundary between earth and space. Space tourists experience a few minutes of weightlessness and a view of the stars before heading back to earth and gliding in for a landing. A German company has been working on providing a similar service called Project Enterprise.
4. What about accommodation? A number of companies have come up with plans to develop space hotels that can offer more luxurious surroundings than the International Space Station, which was designed for research purposes, not for tourists. The Space Island Group planned a ring-shaped spacecraft much like the one in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and situated about 640 kilometres from earth. The ring would rotate in order to create a gravitational pull, so that tourists don’t spend their space holiday floating in the air. Galactic Suite Ltd was at one point targeting 2012 as the opening date for its luxury space hotel, with three-night stays going for $4,4 million — but that includes six weeks of training! And at least one international hotel chain has also expressed an intention of getting into the space hotel business.
5. So is there a hope for ordinary folk who have run out of earthly destinations for their holidays but can’t afford the going price for a seat on SpaceShipTwo or a few nights at The Galactic Suite Space Resort? Space enthusiasts are optimistic, and encourage any would-be space tourist to keep saving up and expect prices to keep coming down at competition gets more vicious. And for those who can’t dream of putting together the money to meet the price tag, there’s always the prospect, however unlikely, of getting a job in one of the space hotels. How does that sound for a year working abroad?
- A radio programme
- Four holidays
- Describe and name
- Mary's plans
- The best experiences
- Your holiday
- Grammar test
- Your level
- It's likely to be
- Dingle Peninsula
- Space tourism
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