How to become a travel agent?



Be a Travel Agent



Part of a travel agent's job is to create an itinerary which is a route for your journey. Imagine that you are a travel agent planning a trip for yourself and a friend to an exciting place.



You Will Need:




  • white paper a stapler

  • newspapers and magazines that an adult has given you permission to cut up

  • scissors

  • crayons or felt-tipped pens



What To Do:



1. Decide how many days you and your friend would like to travel Then staple several sheets of paper together to make a short booklet. Allow two pages for each day of your trip,



2. Look through newspapers and magazines or print out photos from the Internet. Cut out pictures of interesting places, such as museums, monuments, amusement parks, zoos, and nature parks, that you would like to visit. Remember, you're not really travelling, so anything goes! Also cut out pictures of hotels, motels, camping grounds, and restaurants where you would enjoy staying and eating.



3. Now arrange your pictures so that you have two or three places to visit, one place to stay, and two or three restaurants for each day of your holiday.



4. Glue the pictures into your booklet. You might want to put numbers by each picture to show what you would do first second, and so on. You also could put the words breakfast, lunch, and dinner next to the restaurants to show where you would eat each meal.



Now you are ready to present the "itinerary" to your friend. "Bon Voyage!" This is French for "have a good trip!"



 



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Are you a terrific traveller?



Terrific travellers are clever and ready for new sights, new sounds, new tastes, and new experiences. They respect other people's languages, customs, and foods, even though they might seem strange at first. Terrific travellers expect surprises, and they know that each journey is a chance to learn something new.



Take this quiz to find out if you are a terrific traveller. You can pick more than one letter for each number. Then count the number of a's, b's, c's, and d's you score.



1. You are taking a stroll down a wooded path. You spot a flower you've never seen before. You:



a. pick the flower so no one else will find it.



b. ignore the flower. Woods are boring!



c. look up the flower in your nature guide and make a sketch of it in your notebook.



d. have a contest to see how many unusual flowers you can find.



2. It is late afternoon in a Spanish village. All the shops and restaurants are closed for siesta. You:



a. bang on the windows and tell everyone to wake up because you are hungry



b. pout in your hotel room.



c. use the time to read about local customs.



d. have a picnic in the park with the snacks



you packed in your backpack.



3. It is your only day to go to the beach. Suddenly, it starts to rain. You:



a. tell everyone that your trip is ruined and you want to go home.



b. sit in your room all day and watch it rain.



c. use the time to write postcards to your friends.



d. go to a museum you hadn't planned to visit.



4. You are in a restaurant and the waiter brings you an odd-looking dish you've never had before. You:



a. pinch your nose and yell "Ugh!"



b. push the plate away from you when no one is looking.



c. ask the waiter to tell you the name of the dish and how to pronounce it.



d. try the dish even though you don't know whether you will like it.



5. Your parents tell you that you are going to an art museum instead of the amusement park. You:



a. plan to bring your in-line skates so you can play tag with your sister.



b. sigh loudly and dawdle behind your parents once you get there.



c. take the museum tour and learn about the paintings.



d. go on an art museum treasure hunt.



What Your Score Means:



Mostly A's:



Tourist, go home! You won't enjoy your trip, and you may keep other people from enjoying theirs.



Mostly B's:



B is for boring. You need to put more effort into your travels if you want to have fun!



Mostly C's:



Your willingness to learn about the places you visit makes you a terrific traveller.



Mostly D's:



You're terrific, too. Your adventurous spirit guarantees that you will have fun wherever you go.



 



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How do draw a map to scale?



Draw a Map to Scale



You don't need rulers or tape measures to draw a map to scale. Make different maps of your own room-using just your feet!



You Will Need:




  • graph paper

  • crayons or felt-tipped pens

  • a ruler



What To Do:



1. Select two things in your room, such as your dresser and bed, or the door and the window.



2. Estimate, or guess, the distance between the two objects you have chosen.



3. Now use steps to measure the distance. Walk in a straight line, placing your feet from heel to toe. Count how many steps it takes to get from one object to the other. Write down that measurement.



4. Decide on a scale, such as the length of one square of graph paper equals one step Draw a map of your room using the measurements (in steps) you just took. Use your scale to show the distance between the two things you chose. At the top or bottom of the map, mark the map scale.



5. Now draw more maps to different scales. For example, one step equals two squares.



6. Give each of your maps a title, such as "first map". "second map", and "third map".



Now you are ready to compare your maps. How are they alike? How are they different?



 



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How to make your neighbourhood map?



One way to help your friend find your house quickly and easily is to draw a map. It's easy to make a map of your neighbourhood, and its fun too



You Will Need:




  • plain white paper

  • pencils

  • a ruler

  • crayons or felt-tipped pens

  • tracing paper



What to Do:



1. First, walk around your neighbourhood and make a list of the things you want to show on your map. You may want to ask an adult to help you. You might want to show your house, a friend's house, the park, or your school. Think about where places are, how far apart they are, and what shape they are. As you walk, write down the names of the streets in the order in which you get to them. Which buildings and streets would help someone find your house?



2. Next, draw your map. Draw the streets in pencil and show where they cross. Print the name of each street on your map.



Then add shapes that stand for your friend's house, a postbox, or a shop. You might also need to add streets that aren't on the map. Label each street. Then add labels for important places such as your home and school.



3. Now colour your map. Use different colours for such areas as houses, streets, and parks. At the bottom of the map, list what each colour stands for.



To find out whether your map works, let a friend use it to try to find your house or another place on your map.



 



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How to design your own house?



What House Will You Build?



Here is your chance to design your own house.



Where You Live



1. An area close to a swamp. Floods occur quite often.



2.A very rainy place.



3.A dry rural place with few trees.



4.A crowded big city with buildings that are homes for many people.



5.A place close to a river, lake, sea, or ocean.



Materials for a House



A. mud for making bricks



B. wooden poles on which to build your house



C. waterproof tiles for your roof



D. concrete bricks and steel beams



E. wood, fibreglass, or aluminium for making a house that floats



 



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