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Flashcards in L7- Tourism- Travel (Ways and means) Deck (12)
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1

remote

>>(from sth) far away from places where other people live
*a remote beach
* one of the remotest areas of the world
*a remote mountain village
*in a remote, mountainous terrain (area)

2

mountainous

>>having many mountains:
*a mountainous region / terrain

>> very large in size or amount; like a mountain:
*a mountainous plateful of food * mountainous waves

3

Precarious
/prɪˈkeə.ri.əs/

>>in a dangerous state because of not being safe or not being held in place firmly:
*The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.

4

mountainside

>>the side or slope of a mountain:
*Tracks led up the mountainside. * The helicopter crashed into the mountainside.

5

perch

(on sth) to be placed on the top or the edge of sth:
The hotel perched precariously on a steep hillside.

6

accommodation

[U] (BrE) a place to live, work or stay in:
rented / temporary / furnished accommodation * Hotel accommodation is included in the price of your holiday. * The building plans include much needed new office accommodation. * First-class accommodation is available on all flights.

7

rustic

>>simple, old-fashioned, and not spoiled by modern developments, in a way that is typical of the countryside
 *The village had a certain rustic charm .

8

>>charming place
>>Spectacular view
>>Dramatic landscape
>>breathtaking view

*The place is altogether charming
*As for the views, they were just spectacular
*It's a very dramatic landscape
*the view from my room was breathtaking

9

stunning

>>extremely beautiful or attractive:
*a stunning dress
*a stunning view over the bay of Saint Tropez

10

Sparse

>>small in numbers or amount, often scattered over a large area:
*a sparse population/audience
*sparse vegetation/woodland
*a sparse beard
*sparsely furnished/populated

11

virtually
virtual

>>nearly, approximately, for the most part
* he is virtually unknown
>>almost or very nearly the thing described, so that any slight difference is not important:

12

high rise

a tall modern building with a lot of floors:
She lives in a high rise overlooking the river.