Travel English compound nouns Blackjack/ Uno

Playing Cards

Teachers’ Instructions
Photocopy and cut the cards below into one pack per group of 2 to 4 students, and give one playing board per group. Let them read the instructions and check they understand- the rules are the same as the card game blackjack (but not the casino version!) and Uno

Air

 

 

Ticket

 

Port

 

Sick

 

Pocket

 

 

Tax

 

Bus

 

Airport

 

Departure

 

 

Driver

 

Fare

 

Station

 

Terminal

 

 

Boarding

 

Card

 

Student

 

Passport

 

 

Case

 

Landing

 

Charge(s)

 

Class

 

 

Business

 

Economy

 

First

 

Coach

 

 

Second

 

Air

 

Gate

 

Lounge

 

 

Duty free

 

Shop

 

Limit

 

Magazine

 

 

Emergency

 

Light(s)

 

Exit(s)

 

International

 

 

Flight

 

Late

 

Arrival

 

Cancellation

 

 

Weight

 

Hand

 

Luggage

 

Check-in

 

 

Staff

 

Number

 

Control

 

Pocket

 

 

Seat

 

Sea

 

Visa

 

Ferry

 

 

Tourist

 

Traveller

 

Trip

 

Train

 

 

Travel

 

Agent

 

Boarding

 

Clerk

 

  Discount
 
 
  Trolley
 
 
  Shuttle
 
 
The next person must
PICK UP 2 CARDS
before they play
The next person must
PICK UP 2 CARDS
before they play
The next person must
PICK UP 2 CARDS
before they play
The next person must
PICK UP 2 CARDS
before they play
You can use this card to represent
ANY WORD
You can use this card to represent
ANY WORD
You can use this card to represent
ANY WORD
You can use this card to represent
ANY WORD
You can use this card to
SKIP
over the next person
You can use this card to
SKIP
over the next person
You can use this card to
SKIP
over the next person
You can use this card to
SKIP
over the next person
You can use this card to
REVERSE
the direction of play
You can use this card to
REVERSE
the direction of play
You can use this card to
REVERSE
the direction of play
You can use this card to
REVERSE
the direction of play

 —————————————————————————————Travel English Compounds Blackjack
Playing Board

How to play the game
Shuffle the pack of cards and deal 7 cards to each person. Put any remaining cards onto the box on the left below.
The person on the dealer’s left starts. They must try to place a card onto the square below to make a compound noun in English, for example ‘Departure time’ or ‘Time limit’. If they cannot go they have to take another card. Play passes to the next person.
The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards. The person who has no cards left first is the winner.
There are several ‘special cards’, shown below. After using PICK UP, SKIP and REVERSE cards, play starts again and the next person can use any card in their hand. If there are only two players in a group, REVERSE cards are used the same as SKIP cards.

 

 

Place the extra cards here face down

 

 

 

  Time
 

 

‘Special cards’ guide

 

 

The next person must

PICK UP 2 CARDS
before they play

You can use this card to represent
ANY WORD
You can use this card to
SKIP
over the next person
You can use this card to
REVERSE
the direction of play

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Travel English Compounds Blackjack
List of some possible travel compounds
A
Air ticket/ Airport/ Air sickness/ Air pocket/ Air pressure/ Air miles/ air traffic

Airport tax/ Airport bus/ Departure airport

Safety announcements/ Loudspeaker announcements

B
Baggage cart/ Baggage claim

Ticket barrier

A conveyor belt/ a seat belt/ a money belt

Your boarding pass/ boarding time/ boarding gate

Advanced booking

business class/ business traveller/ business trips

Bus conductor/ Bus driver/ Bus fare/ Bus ticket/ Bus station/ Bus terminal/ A bus stop

C
A black cab/ A radio cab

Cabin crew

Cancellation policy/ Cancellation charge/ late cancellation (charge)

Late cancellation charge/ fuel charge

Bus conductor/ train conductor

buffet car/ hire car/ car licence/ car park

Credit card/ ID card/ Boarding card/ Student card/ Travel card

Suitcase/ Briefcase/ Attaché case/ Passport case

Late cancellation charge/ Landing charge(s)/ excess baggage charge

Check-in time/ Check-in desk/ Check-in luggage/ Check-in counter/ Check-in clerk/ Check- in staff

Business class/ Coach class/ Economy class/ First class/ Second class

Coach driver/ Coach ticket/ Coach class/ coach station

Credit card/

Currency exchange

D
A delayed flight/ delayed departure

Departure time/ Departure gate/ Departure lounge/ Departure airport

Staff discount/ Student discount

Domestic flight

Duty free shop/ Duty free goods/ Duty free limit/ Duty free magazine/ Duty free catalogue/ duty free trolley

E
Emergency landing/ Emergency procedure/ Emergency lights/ Emergency services/ Emergency lights/ Emergency chute/ Emergency exits

F
Final call/ final destination

Flight time/ Flight details/ Domestic flight/ International flight/ Flight cancellation/ delayed flight/ flight DL1618

Fuel charge/ (full) fuel tank

G
Departure gate/ Gate number/ gate 23

Guide book/ Tourist guide/ Guided tour

I
International flight/ International terminal

J
Jet plane/ Jet stream/ Jet lag

L
Landing lights/ Landing gear/ Emergency landing

Late departure/ Late arrival/ Late cancellation (charge)

Leg room/ Leg rest

Emergency lights/ Reading light/ Landing lights/ (emergency) exit lights

Weight limit/ Duty free limit

A life jacket/ A life boat

Carry-on luggage/ Hand luggage/ Check-in luggage/ luggage tag

M
Duty free magazine/ Airline magazine/ Complementary magazine/ Travel magazine

A vegetarian meal/ An in-flight meal/ A children’s meal

Metal objects/ Metal detector

Money belt

N
Passport number/ Gate number/ Credit card number/ Platform number

O
Metal objects/ Dangerous objects/ Sharp objects

Ticket office/ Lost property office

Over weight

On board/ On time/ On schedule

P
Travel pass/ Boarding pass/ passport

Passport number/ Passport control/ Passport case/ Passport photo

Passport photo/ ID photo

Air pocket/ Seat pocket / Pocket knife

Emergency procedure/ Immigration procedure/ Customs procedure

R
Regular traveller

Head rest/ Leg rest

day return/ return ticket

Telephone reservation/ On-line reservation

S
Sea sickness/ Sea port

Seat pocket/ Seat belt/ First class seat/ Sleeper seat/ Reclining seats/ reserved seat

Security guard

Sea sickness/ Air sickness

Shuttle bus/ air shuttle

Staff discount/ airport staff/ check-in staff/ security staff

Student visa/ Student card/ Student discount

T
Airport tax

Taxi meter/ Taxi driver/ taxi rank/ radio taxi

Ferry terminal/ Bus terminal

Ticket office/ Return ticket/ Single ticket/ Air ticket/ Rail ticket/ Train ticket/ Season ticket/ Student ticket/ Monthly ticket/ Ticket clerk/ Off peak ticket

Flight time/ Time difference/ Take off time/ Check-in time/ Boarding time/ Departure time/ Arrival time/ on time

Tour guide/ Guided tour/ Tour bus

Air traffic/ traffic jam

Train fare/ Train driver/ Train station/ Train conductor

Travel documents/ Travel agents/ Travel sickness/ Air travel/ Travel insurance/ Off peak travel/ A travel card

business traveller/ first class traveller/ traveller’s cheques/ regular traveller

Day trip/ Round trip/ Business trip

refreshments trolley/ luggage trolley/ duty free trolley

V
Tourist visa/ Business visa/ Working visa/ Student visa

W
Weight limit/ Over weight

Working visa/ Working holiday

Extension- cards face up, take two and make discussion question

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PDF version for easy printing: TravelCollocationsBlackjack 

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