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Airports & air travel
1 Describe the pictures. How is each person going to travel? Which means of transport do you prefer?
2 Match the words to make collocations. Where can you find all these things? Use the collocations in sentences of your own.
1 check-in a lounge/gate
2 baggage b desk
3 departure c board
4 departures d re-claim
5 duty-free e shop
6 conveyer f control
7 passport g belt
3 Fill in: aisle, boarding, cabin, hand, delayed, take-off, air traffic, jet, short, poor.
1 A: Hi! I heard you had a great time in America.
В: Absolutely, but it took me a day or two to recover from the ......... lag.
2 A: Would you like a window seat?
B: No, I'd like an.......... seat, please.
3 A: Did you manage to get a direct flight?
B: No, but it's only a ......... stopover, so I don't mind.
4 A: How many pieces of luggage am I allowed?
B: Only one small bag, sir.
5 A: How much longer wilt we have to wait?
B: It shouldn't be much longer sir, we're just waiting for the next available........slot.
6 A: I heard there might be an ........... control strike.
B: Oh dear! You'd better call the airport and find out.
7 A: May I see your ......... pass and passport, please?
B: Certainly. Here you are.
8 A: All flights are cancelled because of the fog.
B: I know. They can't take off or land in such ......... visibility.
9 A: The........ crew are really nice, aren't they?
B: Yes, and it makes the flight so much more enjoyable.
10 A: I expected you to arrive hours ago.
B: I'm sorry. I had a ...... flight, so I missed my connection.
Requesting - agreeing/refusing
4 Use the language in the table to act out exchanges using the prompts, as in the example.
• help me with my luggage
• tell me where the Passport Control is
• help me pack my luggage
• collect my ticket
| Requesting |
• Could/Can you please
• Have you got any ...?
• Would it be OK if ...?
| • Yes, of course. It's ... .|
• Yes. That's fine.
| • I'm afraid....|
• I'm sorry, but... .
• I'd like to, but... .
> A: Could you please help me with my luggage?
B: Yes, of course.
5 Read the first two and the last two exchanges in the dialogue. Where are the speakers? Listen, read and check.
A: Good morning, can I have your ticket and your passport, please?
В: Sure. Here you are.
A: Thank you. Would you like an aisle or a window seat?
В: Aisle seat, please.
A: OK, and how many pieces of luggage are you checking in?
В: Just one suitcase.
A: Can you put it on the conveyor belt to be weighed, please?
В: Sure! I hope it's not too heavy!
A: No, it's fine! Did you pack your bag yourself, sir?
В: Yes, I did.
A: Now this is important. Could you have a look at this sign, please? Are you carrying any of these items in your hand luggage?
В: Err... let's see ... no, none.
A: OK, that's fine. Here is your boarding pass. Boarding is at gate thirty-four at two fifteen. Enjoy your flight!
В: Thanks a lot. Bye.
6 Read the dialogue in Ex. 5. In which order is the passenger asked/told the following? Number the phrases below from 1 to 7. Then, in pairs, read out the dialogue.
• where/when to board? • who packed his bags?
• where he would tike to sit?
• to hand over his travel documents?
• to say whether he is carrying any forbidden items?
• how much luggage he has?
• where to put his suitcase?
Intonation (emphatic phrases)
7 a Read the sentences below and say what they mean in your language. Now listen. Which words/syllables are emphasised? Listen again and repeat.
1 It's not our flight that's been cancelled.
2 It's John who forgot his passport.
3 It's time we went through passport control.
4 What I need now is a coffee!
5 Was it Andrew who found a really cheap flight to Moscow?
6 Ann's passport was expired. That's why she got stopped at passport control.
b What could you say in each of the situations described below? Use the emphatic phrases in Ex. 7a. Use correct intonation.
1 You're not sure if it was Mike who went to Paris last year.
2 Ann missed her flight because she didn't get up early enough.
3 You really want your friend to come on holiday with you.
4 You're really tired and want to have a nap.
8 Listen to the speakers. For questions 1-3, choose A, B or C.
1 You overhear part of a conversation between a student and a travel agent. Why does the student like the idea of the round-the-world ticket?
A because the price is very good
B because the travel agent recommends it
C because the route is changeable
2 You hear a woman talking. How does flying make her feel?
A nervous B excited C bored
3 You hear a businessman talking about an airline. What is he disappointed about?
A It's not as reliable as it used to be.
B It doesn't provide such a quality service any more.
C The flights have become too expensive.
Say it right
Seeking permission/making a request
9 Match the requests to the responses. Listen and check.
1 Could I have a window seat, please?
2 Would it be all right if I check in two bags?
3 Do you mind if I squeeze past you?
a No, go ahead.
b By all means, sir.
c I'm afraid only one is allowed.
Английский язык. 11 класс : учеб. для общеобразоват. учреждений / [О.В. Афанасьева, Дж.Дули, И.В. Михеева и др.]. - 2-е изд., доп. и перераб. - М.: Express Publishing : Просвещение, 2009. - 244 с. : ил. - (Английский в фокусе).
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