Journey to the beach

Dive into "Journey to the Beach" with Studycat! This short story makes learning English fun, with sunny adventures and new words at every turn.


About the Journey to the beach story

Today, we’re embarking on a sun-sational journey with our friends Tom and Ali, who are eager to spend their holiday at the beach. But as they soon discover, getting there is all part of the adventure! This story isn’t just about the destination; it’s about the friendship, choices, and unexpected turns along the way.

Journey to the beach

Narrator: It’s a holiday.

Tom: Let’s walk to the beach.

Narrator: Ali doesn’t like walking.

Ali: I don’t want to walk.

Tom: Let’s go by car.

Ali: Your mom can drive.

Narrator: Tom’s mom is sleeping.

Tom: Let’s go by bike.

Narrator: Tom’s bike is broken.

Ali: Let’s go by train.

Narrator: They walk to the train station.

Narrator: There are no trains.

Tom: Let’s go by bus.

Narrator: They walk to the bus stop.

Narrator: There are no buses.

Tom: Look!

Narrator: They run to the beach.

Tom: Oh no! It’s raining!

Ali: It’s okay. Let’s walk home!

Narrator: Ali likes walking.

English practice exercises

After reading this tail-tastic story, here are some engaging questions and activities to help whisker you away into the world of English language learning. These are purr-fect for teachers and parents to discuss with their little learners!

Exercise A: vocabulary match-up

Match the words from the story with their correct definitions. For example: a. 9

a. walk b. car c. train d. bike e. bus f. rain g. beach h. sleep i. broken j. home

  1. A form of precipitation
  2. A place where the sea meets the land
  3. To move at a moderate speed by stepping one foot at a time
  4. A vehicle with two wheels powered by pedaling
  5. Not in working order
  6. A large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers
  7. A rail-guided form of transportation
  8. The place where one lives
  9. To be in a state of rest
  10. A four-wheeled motor vehicle used for transport

Exercise B: comprehension questions

Answer the following questions based on the story:

  1. Why didn’t Tom and Ali go to the beach by car?
    • a) The car was missing.
    • b) Tom’s mom was sleeping.
    • c) They couldn’t find the keys.
  2. What was the problem with the train and the bus?
    • a) There were no trains or buses running.
    • b) The train and bus tickets were too expensive.
    • c) They missed the train and the bus.
  3. How did Tom and Ali finally get to the beach?
    • a) They walked.
    • b) They ran.
    • c) They flew.
  4. What changed Ali’s mind about walking?
    • a) He found a treasure on the way back.
    • b) It started raining.
    • c) He realized walking was fun after all.


Exercise A: a. 3, b. 10, c. 7, d. 4, e. 6, f. 1, g. 2, h. 9, i. 5, j. 8 Exercise B: 1. b, 2. a, 3. b, 4. c

Remember, every journey, no matter how small, can be a big adventure—especially when you’re learning along the way. With Studycat’s fun stories, every day is a chance to explore new words, make new friends, and learn that sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination.

Until our next adventurous tale, keep curious and keep exploring the wonderful world of English with Studycat!

Journey to the beach