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LESSON 5

THINGS TO DO

affordable adj =

relatively cheap

altitude n =

the height of an object or place above the sea

amphora n =

a tall clay container for oil or wine, used in ancient times

angling n =

the sport of catching fish with a fishing rod

authentic adj =

done or made in the traditional or original way

border n =

the official line that separates two countries, states, or areas, or the area close to this line

break n =

a short holiday

bronze n =

a hard metal that is a mixture of copper and tin

canvas n =

a painting done with oil paints, or the piece of cloth it is painted on

carving n =

an object or pattern made by cutting a shape in wood or stone for decoration

circa prep =

used before a date to show that something happened close to but not exactly on that date

clay n =

a type of heavy sticky earth that can be used for making pots, bricks etc

commission1 n =

a group of people who have been given the official job of finding out about something or controlling something

draw up phr v =

to prepare a written document, such as a list or contract

easel n =

a wooden frame that you put a painting on while you paint it

engrave v =

to cut words or designs on metal, wood, glass etc

factor in phr v =

to include a particular thing in your calculations about how much it will cost

feature n =

a part of something that you notice because it seems important, interesting, or typical

fresco n =

a painting made on a wall while the plaster is still wet

gallery n =

a large building where people can see famous pieces of art

half-board n =

the price of a room in a hotel that includes breakfast and dinner

handicrafts n =

articles such as baskets which are made by hand in a skilful way

hang-gliding n =

the sport of flying using a hang-glider

landscape n =

an area of countryside or land of a particular type, used especially when talking about its appearance

marble n =

a type of hard rock that becomes smooth when it is polished, and is used for making buildings, statues etc

monastery n =

a place where monks live


mountain peak n =

the sharply pointed top of a mountain

pick up1 phr v =

to lift something or someone up

plain adj =

a large area of flat dry land

quad-biking n =

riding a small vehicle, similar to a motorcycle but with four wide wheels, usually on rough paths or fields

rafting n =

the activity of travelling on a raft, especially as a sport

ranch n =

a very large farm in the western US and Canada where sheep, cattle, or horses are bred

ravine n =

a deep narrow valley with steep sides

region n =

a large area of a country or of the world, usually without exact limits

sculpture n =

an object made out of stone, wood, clay etc by an artist

tapestry n =

a large piece of heavy cloth on which coloured threads are woven to produce a picture, pattern etc

tempera n =

a type of paint in which the colour is mixed with a thick liquid

tomb n =

a stone structure above or below the ground where a dead person is buried

touristy adj =

a place that is touristy is full of tourists and the things that attract tourists used to show disapproval

transfer n =

the process by which people are moved from one place to another

trekking n =

hiking through the countryside

viaduct n =

a long high bridge, especially one with arches, that crosses a valley and has a road or railway on it

vibrant adj =

full of activity or energy in a way that is exciting and attractive

vineyard n =

a piece of land where grapevines are grown in order to produce wine

whale watching n =

the activity of spotting whales in the sea

wildlife n =

animals and plants growing in natural conditions

wine tour n =

a tour of vineyards and usually including wine tasting


Vocabulary lesson 5 things to do