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Read the words aloud. Use a dictionary to find the Russian equivalent.

Airplane travel is one of the most common forms of transportation to get to overseas destinations, but making plane reservations and buying plane tickets are only the first steps. You need to know what to do and what to say once you arrive at the airport. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.



aisle seat

baggage claim area

boarding area

boarding pass

carry-on luggage


emergency exit

flight attendant



life jacket

metal detector

overhead compartment

oxygen mask


seat belt

security checkpoint

security officer


ticket counter

tray table

window seat

X-ray machine


4. Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:

1. The ___________ will be serving food and beverages after the plane reaches its cruising altitude.


A. flight attendants B. pilots C. security officers


2. After the plane lands, you can pick up your luggage at the ______________.


A. boarding area B. baggage claim area C. overhead compartment


3. If the cabin loses pressure during flight, you should put on your _____________ so you can breathe comfortably.


A. seat belt B. life jacket C. oxygen mask


Listen to the text about plane reservation


6. Listen to the dialogue “Travel arrangements”, Complete the tasks


1. What is the man's destination?
A. Salt Lake City, USA
B. New York City, USA
C. Helsinki, Finland
D. Stockholm, Sweden

2. When is the man's departure date?
A. the twenty-first
B. the twenty-second
C. the twenty-third
D. the twenty-fourth

3. What is the flight number for the second half of his journey?
A. 555
B. 90
C. 1070
D. 830

4. How long is the man's layover between flights?
A. less than an hour
B. less than two hours
C. less than three hours
D. more than three hours

5. What request did the man make regarding his flight?
A. He asked for a specially-prepared dinner.
B. He wanted an aisle seat.
C. He requested a bassinet for his baby.
D. He asked for a seat near the front of the plane.

Discussion: What are the advantages and disadvantages of reserving plane tickets online verses working with a travel agent?

Post-Listening Exercises to the dialogue “Travel arrangements”,

With a partner, create your own dialogue based on the conversation in this quiz. Consider adding information on the destination of the flight, departure and arrival times, ticket price, layovers and transfers, discounts for children and frequent fliers, meals, cancellation charges, and tour packages. Use the Internet to search for specific flight information from a major airline or travel company. Of course, there are many forms of travel. If you travel by car, why would it be important to have reliable car insurance?

Online Investigations

Imagine that you are have received $3,000 to take a three-week vacation to one or more of these cities: Las Vegas, Hawaii, or Paris, and one city of your choice. Use the Internet to determine the cost of airfare and train/subway travel to get there from your current location. Compare prices offered by different travel companies.

7. What types of information would you expect to hear from the pilot or flight attendant on an airplane?

8. Listen to the announcement http://www.esl-lab.com/plane1/pln1.htm

Complete the tasks:

1.What is the number of this flight?
C. 81

2. How long is the flight??
A. 2 hours, 40 minutes
B. 2 hours, 14 minutes
C. 2 hours, 4 minutes

3. What is the local time in Seattle?
A. 11:45 PM
B. 12:15 PM
C. 10:12 AM

4. What is the current weather in Seattle?
A. partly cloudy
B. rainy
C. sunny

5. At what gate will the plane arrive?
A. 13
B. 3
C. 30

9. Прослушать запись объявления в аэропорту:

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