Language Tips

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Liz Potter
Written by Liz Potter

In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we have been looking at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.

This set of language tips has explored the words and phrases we use to describe movement. This week’s tip, the last in the current series, looks at verbs and phrases that mean walk in a group or as a hobby:

hike to go for a long walk in the countryside, especially as a hobby or when you are on holiday:

  • They hiked over fifteen miles that day.
  • I have loved and hiked these mountains for decades.

go for a hike or go hiking: 

  • We went for a hike in the hills.
  • I haven’t been hiking for years.

trek or go trekking to go on a long and challenging trip on foot. Some people go on holiday to do this, especially as part of a group:

  • She’s going trekking in New Zealand.
  • Summer is ideal for trekking the Himalayas.

a trek:

  • a three-week trek in the foothills of the Himalayas

ramble to go walking, especially in the countryside, and often as part of an organized group:

  • We rambled along the trail high up into the hills.

go for a ramble:

  • I love going for a ramble along the country lanes.

Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to say ‘walk in a particular way‘.

Next week’s language tip will be the first on our new series on tricky spellings.

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