Curso First Certificate Exam

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Two writers on the radio (II)

 

 

ACTIVITY 187: Finally, look over these notes about the interview you have just listened on the previous page. What information seems to be missing? The missing information is contained in the radio programme. Listen once again – twice if necessary – and complete the notes by writing one word only in each gap. Then check the correct answers.

Please try to do this activity without checking the transcription on the previous page.

 

THOMAS COOK

Thomas Cook (1808-1892), travel agent, inventor of the package

tour and father of the modern tourist industry.

Mr. Cook organised his first package holiday in

when he chartered a for 570 people going to a

festival.

He then organised tours to and to resorts. The first

record of one of his package tours abroad is of a trip to , France and

in about 1855.

 

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was a writer and 

.  She went off to in 1716, 

and later to Italy, where she lived for 22 years.

 

LADY HESTER STANHOPE

Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839) was a niece of a Prime

Minister and traveller. She spent 29 years living in the Middle

East, calling herself  ' of the '.

 

FACTS ABOUT EARLY WOMEN TRAVELLERS IN EUROPE

► 1st example: 4th century abbess from who travelled to

and visited famous places described in the .

► 15th century: records of women travelling alone on .

► In the 19th century: women travelling in great numbers, either

as tourists with Thomas Cook or as travellers. Some went on

tours before marrying (e.g. Cook's special tours

in the 1890s). Others, not expecting to get , and with money and

time to spare, went independently.

 

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