歡迎回到 商務英語播客as we continue to look at the language and vocabulary of air travel.
Air travel relies on a very complex system of scheduling. 不幸, that means that travel plans don’t always work perfectly. The possibility of problems goes up whenever you have one or more connecting flights. What if one airplane is late? What if your bags aren’t transferred properly to your next flight? What if the connecting airport has delays?
Problems happen, and you need to be prepared to deal with them. This is what we’ll be looking at in this lesson. 上次 (在 BEP 185), we heard Robert check in for a flight to London, with a connecting flight in Chicago. Everything went smoothly at check-in. Robert stated his destination, checked his bags, chose a seat, and confirmed his gate and timing. But his connecting flight was scheduled to leave soon after he arrived in Chicago. 由於這個原因, a delay in landing has ruined Robert’s travel plans.
Today we’ll hear Robert trying to work through the problem of a missed connection. He needs to work out a solution so that he can get to London for an important meeting the following morning. 要做到這一點, he’ll need to explain his problem, express urgency, make special requests, work through options, and agree reluctantly.
1. Why did Robert miss his connecting flight? 2. What solution does Robert request from the ticket agent? 3. What does the ticket agent remind Robert about?
在今天的商務英語Pod課程中, 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. 最後, 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.
在今天的課程中, 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?