At the airportAirfare /ˈerfer/
Ticket/ plane ticket/ airline ticket
to book a ticket
One way ticket
Arrival / arrivals
Overweight baggage/ oversized baggage/ excess baggage
Restroom/ toilet/ wc/ washroom/ cr (comfort room)...
to drop off
to pick up
to layover / stopover
Life vest/ life jacket
Overhead bin / overhead compartment/ overhead locker
Flight attendant /ˈflaɪt ətendənt/
to take off
to land / to touch down
A galley /ˈɡæli/
to fasten your seatbelt
to unfasten your seatbelt
Passenger check-in officer: Good morning, Sir/ Madam! Can I see your ticket/ booking confirmation and passport please?
Passenger: Certainly. Here you are/ here it is
Yes, of course. There you are.
Passenger check-in officer/ check in attendant: Where are you flying today?
Passenger: To Tokyo/ Seoul/ Los Angeles/ Manila/ Bangkok/ Singapore...
Check in officer: Okay, thank you. Do you have any checked in luggage, Sir/ Ma’am?/
Are you checking any bags?
Passenger: No, thank you. I have only a Carry-On luggage/
Yes, I have.
Check in officer: How many suitcases/ bags will you check in?
Passenger: Only one bag/ Just one suitcase/ 2 bags...
Check in officer: Did you pack your bag yourself?
Passenger: Yes, I did.
Check in officer: Do you have any electrical goods or liquids?
Passenger: I have a hairdryer/ power bank/laptop charger... in my hand luggage.
Check in officer: That’s fine. So, nothing else in your suitcase/ bag, Sir/ Madam?
Check in officer: Put your suitcase here please/ Please place your bags on the scale
Passenger: Here you go.
Check in officer: Okay. Would/ Do you like a window or an aisle seat, Sir/ Ma’am?
Passenger: A window seat please.
Check in officer: Okay. This is your passport and boarding pass Sir/Madam. Your flight departs from gate 32 and your seat number is 10A. Boarding time is 12:30pm. Enjoy your flight.
Passenger: Ok, thank you. Have a good day. Goodbye.
Practice! Practice! Practice:
Your luggage is overweight and you need to remove some stuff from your luggage or else you must pay for the fee.
You have some fragile souvenirs in your luggage/ suitcase.
Short conversation 1:
Flight attendant: Excuse me, sir. Can you turn off your phone and mobile devices. We’re preparing for takeoff.
Passenger: Yes, I’m sorry.
Flight attendant: Also, please fasten your seat belt.
Short conversation 2:
Flight attendant: Would you like the beef, the chicken or the fish?
Passenger: I’ll take the chicken, please
Flight attendant: And can I get you something to drink?
Passenger: What kind of drinks do you have?
Flight attendant: We have coffee, tea, juice, coke and beer
Passenger: Yes, I’ll have a coke please.
Flight attendant: Yes, sir. Here you are
Passenger: Thank you
Short conversation 3:
Flight attendant: Excuse me, may I go through?
Flight attendant: Thanks
Passenger: Excuse me, where is the lavatory?
Flight attendant: This way
Short conversation 4:
Passenger: Could I get a blanket please? I’m a little cold
Flight attendant: Sure. Would you like to have one or two?
Passenger: I think one will be enough.
Flight attendant: Alright. Anything else?
Passenger: No. That’ll be all. Thank you.
Flight attendant: You’re welcome. I’ll be right back with your blanket.
Short conversation 5:
Passenger: Excuse me, how long will it take to reach Los Angeles?
Flight attendant: It’s a long journey. We still have 6 hours before landing
Passenger: Will be there any snacks before we land?
Flight attendant: Yes, another meal will be served in 3 hours, but I can get you a small snack now, if you like.
Passenger: Yes, that would be great.
Flight attendant: No problem. I’ll be back in a moment with your snack.
Passenger: Thank you
Short conversation 6:
Passenger: Do you sell tax - free goods on the flight?
Flight attendant: Of course, you can see the catalogue for our in flight shop
Flight attendant: Would you like to order any duty free goods?
Passenger: Yes please. Can I pay by credit card?
Flight attendant:Yes, all major credit cards are accepted but purchases must not exceed $500
Passenger: Okay, I’d like this one please
Flight attendant: Sure, thank you.
Short conversation 7:
Flight attendant: Anyone need arrival/declaration cards?
Passenger: Yes, please
Flight attendant: How many arrival/declaration cards do you need?
Passenger: Two, please
Flight attendant: Here you go. Need a pen?
Passenger: No. Thanks
Flight attendant: Remember it should be filled out using black ink.
Passenger: Okay. Thanks a lot.
Purpose (noun) /ˈpɜːrpəs/
Business conference /ˈkɑːnfərəns/
Exchange school /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/
To be on vacation /veɪˈkeɪʃn/
Ex: She’s on vacation.
Occupation (noun) /ˌɑːkjuˈpeɪʃn/
Profession (noun) /prəˈfeʃn/ - professional (adj)
Acquaintance (noun) /əˈkweɪntəns/
Currently (adv) /ˈkɜːrəntli/ = at present = now
To intend = to plan
Currency (noun) /ˈkɜːrənsi/
Custom/ Immigration officer: May I see your passport and arrival card please?
Passenger: Here it is/ Here you are/ Here you go
Custom/ Immigration officer: What’s the purpose of your visit?
I’m here for a business conference
I’m here on a business trip
I’m here to go to an Exchange school
I’m here to study English for a month
I’m here on vacation.
Custom/ Immigration officer: What do you do?/ What’s your occupation?/ What’s your profession?/ What do you do for a living?
Passenger: I’m a teacher/ a doctor/ an engineer/ a student...
Custom/ Immigration officer: Where do you work?
Passenger: I work in a local high school/ a hospital in my hometown...
Custom/ Immigration officer: Are you traveling alone?
Passenger: Yes, I’m alone/
No, I’m not. I’m traveling with my brother/ sister/ parents/ husband/ colleagues/ bf/ gf...
Custom/ Immigration officer: Do you have any family/ acquaintances here/ in the United States?/
Do you know anyone else currently in the USA?
Passenger: No, I don’t/ Nope/ No.
Yes, I do. I have a cousin/ sister/ uncle who lives here*
Custom/ Immigration officer: Do you plan to work during your stay?/
Are you planning to work while you are here?
Passenger: No, I don’t/
I will be attending meetings and conferences in Los Angeles.
Custom/ Immigration officer: Have you ever been here before?/
Is it your first visit to the USA?
Passenger: No, this is my first time here.
Yes, in 2010/ about 2 weeks ago/ last year
Custom/ Immigration officer: Where will you be staying?/ What is the address of your hotel?
Passenger: I’m staying at Blue Ocean hotel in Los Angeles
Custom/ Immigration officer: How long do you intend/plan to stay?/ How long will you be staying?
Passenger: For a week/ a month/ 2 weeks/ 2 months/
I’m staying for 3 weeks and leaving on the 19th.
Custom/ Immigration officer: How much currency are you carrying with you?
Custom/ Immigration officer: Do you have anything to declare?
Passenger: No, I don’t have anything to declare.
Custom/ Immigration officer: Enjoy your stay
Passenger: Thank you