Travel Jobs

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie | February 20, 2022
Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Travel, Work, Human Resources
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Students engaged in a lesson discussing the pros and cons of travel jobs, accompanied by a video featuring someone describing their unconventional work schedule.

Lesson Overview

Do you have itchy feet when you stay in the same place for too long? In this lesson, students will discuss travel jobs and the pros and cons of this type of work. The lesson features a video of a person describing her unusual work routine and schedule. Students will learn and practice vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will enhance their listening skills by engaging with a video of a person describing their work routine in a travel job. The focus will be on understanding details about work-related travel and the lifestyle it entails, including schedules, client meetings, and perks like travel opportunities.

  • Speaking: Learners will participate in discussions about travel jobs, articulating their thoughts on the advantages and challenges of such careers. They will practice expressing opinions and sharing personal experiences related to travel and work.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce and reinforce vocabulary related to travel jobs. Words and phrases concerning travel logistics, work routines, and industry-specific terminology will be explored. Students will practice these terms in context through various activities.

  • Homework: Students will complete exercises that reinforce the lesson's content. This will include filling in blanks, matching phrases, and correcting mistakes in sentences related to travel jobs. These tasks aim to solidify their understanding of the vocabulary and concepts discussed in class.


Have you ever thought about flex-traveling? Does flying a lot for your job sound like a fun perk? Watch this video of a woman who has an unusual but exciting work schedule.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

having itchy feet [idiom]: to start to want to travel or do something different
pros and cons [noun]: the good and bad things or the advantages or disadvantages of something
burn one’s bridges [idiom]: to leave a job or a relationship on such bad terms that one does not stay in contact
flight delay [noun]: when an airline flight takes off and/or lands later than its scheduled time
accommodation [noun]: a house, apartment, hotel, or other place someone lives or sleeps at temporarily
loneliness [noun]: sadness because one has no friends or company
routine [noun]: a sequence or pattern of actions regularly followed; a fixed program
jet lag [noun]: extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across several time zone
reward points [noun]: a type of incentive or reward earned through making purchases in select categories
perk [noun]: money, goods, or other benefit to which one is entitled as an employee or as a shareholder of a company
flex-travel [noun]: traveling on and off; a hybrid schedule of sometimes traveling and sometimes not
fly high [idiom]: to be very successful, especially temporarily
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