Thứ Tư, 6 tháng 1, 2021

Airport Topic!

 Airport vocabularies

At the airport

  • Airfare /ˈerfer/
  • Ticket/ plane ticket/ airline ticket

  • to book a ticket
  • Return ticket
  • One way ticket
  • Round trip
  • Airline
  • Flight
  • Arrival / arrivals

  • Departure time / departures

  • Baggage / luggage /ˈlʌɡɪdʒ/
  • Baggage claim

  • to board
  • Boarding pass

  • Boarding time
  • Carry-on / hand luggage / cabin baggage

  • Checked baggage/luggage
  • Customs

  • E-ticket
  • Fragile (adj) /ˈfrædʒl/

  • Domestic (flight)
  • Gate
  • Identification = ID /aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/

  • International (flight)
  • Overbooked (adj)
  • Passport
  • Visa/ˈviːzə/

  • Runway /ˈrʌnweɪ/

  • Trolley /ˈtrɑːli/

  • to check in
  • Check in counter/ desk

  • Waiting area/ lounge = departure lounge

  • Metal detector/ˈmetl dɪtektər/

  • X-ray

  • Immigration
  • Duty-free shop

  • Control tower

  • Cabin crew

  • Immigration officer
  • Custom officer
  • Overweight baggage/ oversized baggage/ excess baggage
  • Baggage allowance
  • Overweight fee
  • Shuttle (bus)/ˈʃʌtl/

  • Terminal
  • Passenger
  • Liquids /ˈlɪkwɪd/

  • Travel agent
  • Security check
  • Restroom/ toilet/ wc/ washroom/ cr (comfort room)...
  • to declare
  • to drop off
  • to pick up
  • to transit
  • to delay
  • to layover / stopover
  • delayed (adj)

On the plane

  • aisle /aɪl/

  • Aisle seat
  • Business class

  • Cabin
  • Captain

  • Cockpit /ˈkɑːkpɪt/

  • Co-pilot /ˈkoʊ paɪlət/
  • Emergency exits

  • First-class
  • Business class
  • Economy class
  • Life vest/ life jacket

  • Overhead bin / overhead compartment/ overhead locker

  • Oxygen mask

  • Pilot /ˈpaɪlət/

  • Row
  • Seatbelt

  • Flight attendant /ˈflaɪt ətendənt/

  • to take off

  • to land / to touch down

  • Window seat

  • A galley /ˈɡæli/

  • A tray-table

  • to fasten your seatbelt
  • to unfasten your seatbelt
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Headset
  • Earphones
  • Jet lag

  • Refreshments

  • Meal

  • Wheelchair

Part 1:
Check in conversation at the Airport

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?

Passenger: No.

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:

Situation 1:

Your luggage is overweight and you need to remove some stuff from your luggage or else you must pay for the fee.

Situation 2:

You have some fragile souvenirs in your luggage/ suitcase.

Part 2: On the plane conversation!

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.

Passenger: Okay

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?

Passenger: Sure

Flight attendant: Thanks

Passenger: Excuse me, where is the lavatory?

Flight attendant: This way

Passenger: Thanks.

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

Passenger:This one?

That’s it

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.

Part 3:
Custom & Immigration conversation


Arrival card

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

To declare

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?


a/ Business:

I’m here for a business conference

I’m here on a business trip

b/ Study

I’m here to go to an Exchange school

I’m here to study English for a month

c/ Travel

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?

Passenger: US$5,000

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

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