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LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

DISEÑADO EN

60

LECCIONES

TWO FEMALE
WRITERS

 
 

STEP 1

 

Listen just for a gist to this extract from a radio programme presenting writers Lesley Morris and Wendy Johnson who have just published two interesting books about tourism.

At this first step, just listen for general comprehension and don't worry if there are some words you don't understand: you should be able to get the general idea. Then try to answer these two questions below. Finally check the correct answers.

 

A.

What is Lesley Morris' book about?

B.

What is Wendy Johnson's book about?

 

STEP 2

 

Now look over these notes about the interview you have just listened above. 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.

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.

 

 Click here  to listen to the audio all over again
while you check the transcription.

 

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