This Business English Podcast is the first in a series of shows that will follow an employee of a manufacturing company on a training trip to the U.S. The lesson today is focused on airport departures and on-board safety announcements. Over the series, weâ€™ll practice many situations that will be useful for you on your business trips overseas, including going through immigration, renting a car, checking into a hotel, using wireless internet and so on.
Listening Quiz: (Click a question to see the answer)
1) What row are Alan and Honesto sitting in?
Actually, they never say, but it must be somewhere between rows 43 to 60: When the loudspeaker calls these rows, thatâ€™s when they board the plane.
2) What should passengers turn off before the plane takes off?
As is standard practice, in her pre-flight announcement the flight attendant requests all passengers to turn off electronic products because they might interfere with the plane’s operation.
3) What does Alan mean by â€œmurder a scotch.â€
When Alan says he could, â€œmurder a scotchâ€ he is using an idiomatic expression to state a strong preference. He means he wants a drink of scotch whiskey.