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Tourists inside a cave

Write an ad for a travel tour. The ad will appear in the National Geographic magazine and online site. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, decide where you will visit and what you will do there, how you will travel, how long the tour lasts, etc.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the tour. Use these words in your description:

  • life-changing
  • dazzling
  • leading authority
child looking out train window in the rain with a sad expression

What place would you never want to travel to? Why not?

Use all the elements of a strong answer in your writing. (See Examples and hints.)

Paper star hanging in front of blurred strings of lights

Which is your favorite holiday in your country?

Use lots of vivid details and reasoning in your answer. (See Examples and hints.)

torso of a woman on a bed holding her stomach

Imagine you are on vacation and you get sick. You need to tell the doctor your symptoms. Write what you would say.

Sign on metal box along the street that says "Living abroad makes everything an adventure"

Do you think it is worthwhile to spend time living in another country? Is it something everyone should do? Explain the benefits of living abroad. Is there a downside (negative point)?

Young woman looking out a window through venetian blinds

Some people who have lived in another country have trouble when they come home. What kind of problems do these people have and why? Could these troubles be beneficial to the individual or their society?

Passengers boarding crowded airplane

Have you ever lived abroad to study or work for a long time? Think about these things when writing your answer:

  • Did the experience change you in any way? How?
  • Did your thoughts or feelings about your country change? How?
  • What did you miss about home?
  • Did you realise that there are some things about your home country that could be done better or differently?
Map of the world with pushpins and string marking different locations

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you want to go? What would you do there? Why there and not some other place?

Use the basic structure of a strong argument in your answer. (See Examples and hints.)

Man in car with flat tire giving thumbs-up sign

Have you ever had any problems when you traveled? What happened? Have you ever had a really terrible experience? Describe it.

Crowded beach in Amalfi, Italy

Think about a trip you went on (good or bad). Describe the trip. Write about what you would do differently if you went to that place again. Explain why you would do things differently and how that would change your experience of the place.

Be sure to use vivid language and anecdotes in your answer. (See Examples and hints.) 

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