您所在的位置: BBC英语教学首页 > 你问我答 > 正文

Travel, Tour and Trip 三个(表示旅行的)近义词

I have a question about the three words: travel, trip and tour. So I have a confusion about the three words.

Justin, Beijing

收听与下载

In today’s programme, Yang Li and William Kremer travel the world in search of an answer to Justin's question.

The three words he mentions have similar, overlapping meanings, but we use them in slightly different ways. See if you can work out what they are by looking at these example sentences:

Do you enjoy travel?


I love to travel.


We’re travelling to London by car.


Last year Alfie and I went on an amazing tour of Europe. We went to Rome, Vienna, the Alps and finished in Paris.


On my trip to England this summer I aim to try lots of different beers.


We have six hours before our connecting flight. Surely we have time for a quick shopping trip in town?


The trip to the hospital was short but nerve-wracking.

Yang Li and William on the Nile river

Yang Li and William's journey begins on the Nile river

Listen to the programme to find out if you have the right idea about how to use these words. You will also hear explanations for the following very useful terms:

  • to go travelling
  • a package tour
  • a guided tour
  • a day trip
  • an outing
  • spontaneous

If you have a question about English, email our team at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk. We may answer it on this programme.

Glossary 词汇

overlapping 多重或重叠意思

to work out 猜出/判断

connecting flight 中转(飞机)航班

nerve-wracking 令人极度紧张的