In today’s Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language and vocabulary related to air travel, particularly checking in to your flight at the airport.
You’ve probably been in this situation before. You are taking a trip, either for business or pleasure, and you’ve already reserved your ticket. It’s the day of your flight, and you’ve packed your suitcase and another bag that you want to carry with you onto the plane. You make sure you have your passport and wallet, and you catch a taxi to the airport.
What’s the first thing you have to do when you get there? You need to “check-in,” as we say. So you find the correct airline desk and wait in line. Finally, it’s your turn to talk with the ticket agent. What is she going to ask you about? What information do you need to give her? And what information is she going to give you? This is what we’re going to talk about today.
In today’s lesson, we’ll hear a conversation between Robert and a ticket agent. Robert is traveling to London on business. He and the ticket agent have several things to discuss before he can go through security and get on the airplane.
1. What is Robert concerned about regarding his suitcase?
2. Where does Robert want to sit?
3. Why does the ticket agent recommend going through security immediately?
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5 thoughts on “BEP 185 – Air Travel: Checking In to a Flight”
this lesson is good thank so much i am so happy
It’d be better if the transcripts are provided. Thus,the learners like me could see the notes,follow the sentence structures and remember the spelling of some useful vocabs …thanks you
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dis is great…i need more help.if possible do snd me ur skype id on ma email plx.
@Marya – You can find practice partners in our Study Buddies group at http://mybeonline.com/groups/bep-study-buddies/ . Some students use Skype to practice with each other online. It’s free to sign up!