Scotland/Glamping

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Reading

Task
  1. Read the text.
  2. Then answer the questions on the text!



Glamping hut Visole 07.jpg

The word we hear the most when someone first steps into our Canvas Cottages is “WOW” and that’s for good reason.

Each beautiful and romantic Canvas Cottage is like no other glamping experience you have seen before. It has hardwood floors, wooden furniture, a wood burning stove, cooking facilities, full length mirror, en-suite bathroom and much more.

Your king size bed with a high-quality mattress and luxurious soft pillows[1] will be made up for you.  The wood burning stove provides more than enough heat to keep you warm, but the added luxury of a hot water bottle will help take away the chill, even on the coldest of nights.  

Stepping into your very own private en-suite bathroom is an experience like no other – features include hardwood flooring, solar lighting, instant hot water shower, hot and cold running water, modern eco-friendly toilet, mirror, and a towel rail. On your arrival you will find luxurious fluffy white bath and hand towels and plenty of biodegradable toiletries[2] for you to use, including soap, shampoo, body wash and conditioner.

Outside on your large private wooden deck are a gas powered BBQ and a bistro dining set with comfy[3] chairs for eating, relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

What exactly is glamping?

Glamping (short for Glamourous Camping) is where nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world — with having all creature comforts.

The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all holiday. We want to explore on our terms and experience in local culture, and we no longer just want to simply view nature — we want to live in it. A fusion of glamour and camping, glamping is a way to authentically[4] experience the most awe-inspiring places around the world.

It’s much more than a nice tent. The glamping movement is growing. Across the globe, you’ll find incredible destinations, each offering their own unique advantages. You can wake up in a yurt on a mountaintop. Reside in the forest canopy in a treehouse. Take in the panoramic views in an eco-lodge. And that’s just to name a few. Explore the many types of glamping experiences.


Tick the correct ansers! Sometimes more than one is correct!

Glamping is … (a comfortable way of camping) (!cheaper than a hotel) (!a traditional way to spend holidays in Scotland)

What extras are outside the cottage? (! a whirlpool) (a barbecue) (chairs and a table for outdoor-dining)

Watching

Task
  1. Watch the video.
  2. Then answer the questions.



Vocabulary

Match the words and their explanations. (Unit 4)

tent A pavilion or portable lodge, held by poles, used for sheltering people
traditional the way it was centuries ago
a kind of a sort of
strange not normal, funny
barbecue preparing food on a grill
sleeping bag to keep someone warm, substitutes for bed clothes
caravan mobile home,RV (recreation vehicle)
century a hundred years
thermos flask bottle to keep your tea warm
Wellies waterproof rubber boots
torch flashlight
hiking boots good shoes for outdoor activities

furniture

Match the words with their corresponding definitions.

mirror  1 you can see yourself in it
furniture  2 beds, chairs and everything in your rooms
wood  3 tree are ... and are used to make furniture like chairs and tables
stove  4 you can heat a room or cook on it
towel  5 to dry yourself after a shower
barbecue  7 you can cook, bake and grill on it

Structures

Tent or Cottage?

Compare the differents type of accommodation!

It's much cheaper (cheap) to stay in a tent than to go to a hotel!
Yes! Staying in a tent isn't as(???) expensive as (???) a night in a hotel!
In summer it is often hotter(hot) in a tent becaue you can't let fresh air in.
Glamping is better(good) than camping because real beds are more comfortable(comfortable) than thin sleeping mats.
Sometimes you can stay in a hut in the forest. No one else is there and you feel you're the luckiest(lucky) person in the world.

When I was walking …

Put the verbs into the correct form. Use Past Simple or Past Progressive!


Last summer we were walking (walk) through the Scottish Highlands when the weather started to become unfriendly. We decided to stay werhe we were.
My friend was putting(put) up the tent when a strong wind caught (catch) it. It flew away but landed luckily some metres away.

When I looked (look) up I saw that a man was watching (watch) us. He asked (ask) us where we were coming(come) from.
When I told him that we were(be) Germans he said that his son was living (live) in Munich.

He invited(invite) us in his farm house which was warm and dry. There we were staying (stay) until the weather got (get) better.
In the end we said(say) goodbye to him an continued our hike.

Last summer we were walking (walk) through the Scottish Highlands when the weather started to become unfriendly. We decided to stay werhe we were.
My friend was putting(put) up the tent when a strong wind caught (catch) it. It flew away but landed luckily some metres away.

When I looked (look) up I saw that a man was watching (watch) us. He asked (ask) us where we were coming(come) from.
When I told him that we were(be) Germans he said that his son was living (live) in Munich.

He invited(invite) us in his farm house which was warm and dry. There we were staying (stay) until the weather got (get) better.

In the end we said(say) goodbye to him an continued our hike.


Glossary

  1. pillow = you can rest your head on it
  2. toiletry = item used for personal hygiene or grooming
  3. comfy = abbreviation for comfortable
  4. authentic = real