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
Then try to answer these two questions below. Finally check
the correct answers.
Lesley Morris' book about?
Wendy Johnson's book about?
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
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 (1808-1892), travel agent,
inventor of the package
tour and father of the modern tourist
Mr. Cook organised his first package
when he chartered a
for 570 people going to a
He then organised tours to
resorts. The first
record of one of his package tours
abroad is of a trip to,
in about 1855.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was a
She went off toin 1716,
and later to Italy, where she lived for
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 fromwho travelled to
and visited famousplaces described in the.
► 15th century: records of women
travelling alone on.
► In the19th century: women travelling in
great numbers, either
as tourists with Thomas Cook or astravellers. Some went on
tours before marrying (e.g.
in the 1890s). Others, not expecting to
get, and with money and
time to spare, went independently.
to listen to the audio all over again
while you check the transcription.