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1. Talking about flight arrangements

  • boarding pass
  • luggage
  • pack

Dialog
[TODD] Passport, ticket, uh, don’t need a visa for Sweden.
[SALLY] Are you going somewhere?
[TODD] Joan called last night, around 3 o’clock.
[SALLY] in the morning?
[TODD] Yeah. I’m flying to, uh, Stockholm. There’s a … She needs help with a client. I packed this morning.
[SALLY] Stockholm? That’s a long trip. Looks like you’re in a hurry.
[TODD] My flight leaves in three hours, and I haven’t printed my boarding pass, called a taxi or …
[SALLY] Todd, let me help. How about you print your boarding pass? I’ll call a taxi for you. What time’s your flight?
[TODD] It’s 5:15.
[SALLY] You have plenty of time. What’s the airline?
[TODD] It’s, uh, it’s Western Airlines. I leave from, uh, the international terminal.
[SALLY] Okay. Western. No problem. Yes. I need a taxi at 3 p.m.

1.1 grammar

  • I have printed my boarding pass.
  • She has lost her ticket.
The subject pronoun have are contracted as follows
I have worded I’ve worded.
You have worked You’ve worked.
It has rained It’s rained.
He has worked He’s worked.
Dialog
A: Has she packed her bags?
B: Yes, she has.
A: Have the Taylors bought their tickets?
B: No, they haven’t.
  • Alice has bought a new suitcase.
  • Have you packed your bags?
  • I have lost my passport.
  • They have worked so hard!
  • He hasn’t found my sweater.

1.2 expressions

Dialog
A: When are you leaving?
B: On the 23rd.
A: When are you returning?
B: On Friday the 31st.
A: What time’s your flight?
B: It’s at 7:38 a.m.
A: What’s the airline?
B: Air Pacifica.
A: When do you arrive in Paris?
B: At 11:42 p.m.
A: Is that our time or Paris time?
B: Paris time.
A: Which airport do you fly out of?
B: O’Hare.
A: Which airport do you fly in to?
B: I fly in to De Gaulle.

2. Checking in for a flight

  • boarding pass
  • luggage [‘lʌgɪdʒ]

Dialog
[AGENT] Good afternoon. Where are you flying today?
[TODD] I’m flying to Stockholm. [‘stɔkhəum; ‘stɔ:k,hɔ:lm]
[AGENT] May I see your passport, please?
[TODD] Yes. Here you are. Do you need to see my boarding pass?
[AGENT] Uh, no, I don’t. Unfortunately, your flight has been delayed. It’s now scheduled to depart at 6 p.m. [ʌnˈfɔːtʃənətli]
[TODD] Oh, well. That’s not too bad.
[AGENT] I’m sorry for any inconvenience. [ɪnkən’viːnɪəns]
[TODD] That’s okay.
[AGENT] Are you checking any bags today?
[TODD] Yes. I have one bag to check and one bag to carry on.
[AGENT] Have you left your bags unattended at any time?
[TODD] No. I’ve always had my bags with me.
[AGENT] Okay. That’s good. Right now you have a middle seat. Would you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat? [aɪl]
[TODD] Umm, an aisle seat, please.
[AGENT] Okay. Here’s your new boarding pass and your baggage claim.
[TOOD] Thanks.
[AGENT] Go through security, and your flight to Stockholm will depart from Gate B25. The flight boards at 5:30.
[TODD] Gate B25. Okay. Thank you.

3. Getting to your hotel

  • limousine
  • express train
  • shuttle [ˈʃʌtl]
  • rental car

Dialog
[TODD] Excuse me. Could you help me?
[PASSERBY] Sure. What do you need?
[TODD] How do I get downtown? I’m staying in a hotel there.
[PASSERBY] Uh, well, you basically have three options.
[TODD] Okay.
[PASSERBY] You can take a taxi.
[PASSERBY] There are also buses to downtown. Or you could take the express train.
[TODD] Would a taxi be the fastest?
[PASSERBY] Umm, not always. The traffic’s usually pretty bad at this time.
[TODD] Oh. So what do you suggest?
[PASSERBY] Umm, what’s the name of your hotel?
[TODD] It’s the …
[TODD] It’s the The Royal Stockholm Hotel.
[PASSERBY] Can I see the address?
[TODD] Certainly.
[PASSERBY] Okay, this is going to be easy. Your hotel is near Stockholm Central Station, so the best choice for you is the express train.
[TODD] The express train.
[PASSERBY] Yeah. It’s a little expensive, but it’s really fast. Just get off at Central Station.
[TODD] Where is the express train from here?
[PASSERBY] Go straight this way. See the woman with the big hat?
[TODD] Yes.
[PASSERBY] Turn left there. The station is really close.
[TODD] Thank you very much.

3.1 grammar

Hi, Martin!

I have to fly to Budapest on Thursday. After I arrive, I have to go to Vaci Utca and then find Parliament. I also want to eat at an interesting restaurant, but it doesn’t have to be fancy. Then I have to check in to my hotel. And I’d like to go to a good museum. Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks.

Karl

3.2 expressions

  • There are several options.
  • Your best option is to go by subway.
  • A rental car would be the cheapest option.

4. Letting someone know you’ve arrived

  • immigration [ɪmɪ’ɡreɪʃn]
  • shuttle [ˈʃʌtl]

Dialog
[JOAN] Welcome to Stockholm. How was your flight? [‘stɔkhəum]
[TODD] Not bad, but very long. I had to change planes in Philadelphia and London. [,filə’delfjə; -fiə]
[JOAN] Ouch. That was a long trip. No problems in customs or immigration?
[TODD] None at all. I went through really fast.
[JOAN] That’s good. Now, uh, how are you feeling? Any jet lag?
[TODD] No, not really. Back home, it’s about 2 p.m., so I’m okay.
[JOAN] Good. Because, uh, I have some bad news.
[TODD] uh~
[JOAN] Unfortunately, our clients moved our meeting up to 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
[TODD] So we have to work tonight.
[JOAN] Yeah. I’m sorry. Have you eaten yet?
[TODD] I had dinner on the plane. But I’d love to get some coffee.
[JOAN] There’s a restaurant over there. Come on. I’m buying.

4.1 present

Present Past Present perfect
be was been
see saw seen
do did done
go went gone
  • I think he’s feeling some culture shock.
  • They checked my visa when I went through immigration.

Use the adverbs yet, already, never and ever with the present perfect to indicate a period of time up until the present.

  • I haven’t printed my boarding pass yet.
  • They haven’t packed their bags yet.
  • Has she left for the airport yet?
  • You can’t come? But I’ve already booked the tickets!
  • Carly has already been to Paris, but I haven’t.
  • Has John already been to the Louvre?
  • A: Have you ever lived in another country?
  • B: No, I’ve never lived in another country.
  • A: Have you ever been to Paris?
  • B: Yes, I have been to Paris.

4.2 reading

The bad news is that I’ve still got terrible jet lag after my 26-hour flight on Monday. The good news is that, yesterday, I hiked the red coast of Tasmania. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever camped, and the night sky is gorgeous. I've been to the Atacama Desert in Chile. I’ve visited Valentia Island in Ireland. And I’ve traveled in Australia before, but I’ve never seen so much light in the night sky. Tonight, I’ll have to go for a walk and look for Tasmania’s special animals, like wombats and kangaroos. I haven’t seen any of them in the wilderness yet.

4.3 writing

I absolutely love traveling. I’ve traveled to 7 countries. I’ve been to Thailand 3 times. bought fancy clothes and taken an elephant tour.

I haven’t been to Africa yet, but I really want to go. My trip last month to Thailand was difficult. The flight took 17 hours. When I arrived, customs took my cellphone, and I had to buy a new one!