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In today’s episode:
- You’ll learn some useful airport English vocabulary.
- Later, you’ll practice your English speaking with a funny mini story.
Awesome! Let’s get started!
So, you wanna travel by plane, right? It’s just natural to be a little worried because sometimes there are things that can prevent us from getting on time. I almost missed the plane on several occasions, and after that, I became more responsible. Nowadays, I can say that I plan my plane trip more efficiently.
The night before the trip I make sure that the flight is confirmed because it can get delayed or even canceled due to bad weather.
I book my flights online: I book a one-way ticket when I don’t want to return to my destination right away. However, I usually book a round-trip ticket which includes a return ticket too.
And I’m not in the habit of checking in my luggage when I travel. Airlines usually allow us to check up to 2 suitcases. Nonetheless, I like traveling only with my carry-on luggage and a small backpack where I keep my passport, the ID (identification) and boarding pass.
Since I don’t check the luggage when I travel, I’m allowed to check-in online. So, when I arrive at the airport, I already have my boarding card printed out.
Like I told you, there are always unexpected things that can happen, so I prefer to be on time. I usually arrive 2 hours early at the airport, and from there, I start my adventure to the boarding gate.
When we have to catch a plane, timing is everything, but for some reason, some of us tend to arrive later than planned. One time I arrived at the airport five hours early. Naturally, I figured I had all the time in the world, so I walked slowly towards the gate. From time to time, I stopped to buy some souvenirs, when all of a sudden, I realized that I was way too late! In fact, that time I had to run fast so I wouldn’t miss the plane.
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