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I like meeting new people. I don’t mind packing.

I like eating new food. I don’t like flying.

I like visiting new places. I hate checking in.

  • checking in

  • waiting for luggage

  • booking rooms

  • speaking a foreign language

  • packing suitcases

  • being away from home

  • seeing new places

Exercise 2. People often do these things when they travel. Match the verbs with the correct word combinations.

  1. to buy

  2. to confirm

  3. to collect

  4. to go through

  5. to queue

  6. to watch

  7. to take

  8. to book

  9. to do

  10. to check in

    1. security

    2. a ticket

    3. at the check-in

    4. their flight

    5. their luggage

    6. a hotel room

    7. some shopping

    8. at the hotel

    9. an in-flight movie

    10. a bus or taxi

Put actions from exercise 2 into order.

  1. to buy a ticket

  2. ?

Exercise 3. Complete these sentences. Use the nouns from the box.

bill reservation booking receipt centre fax call luggage flight seat

At the ticket office

  1. I need to change my ……. .

  2. Is there a direct …… ?

At the check-in desk

  1. Can I take this as hand ……. ?

  2. Can I have an aisle ……. ?

In a taxi

  1. Please take me to the city …… .

  2. Can I have a ……. , please?

At the hotel

  1. I have a ……….. for two nights. My name’s Collin.

  2. Can I send a … from here?

  3. Can I have an alarm …. , please?

Модальный глагол сan мочь употребляется:

  • когда мы можем сделать что-то;

We can program a computer.

  • когда спрашиваем разрешения;

Сan I use the phone, please?

Вежливая форма could (форма прошедшего времени)

Work in pairs. Ask each other for the following information.

Can I …

  • take a taxi from the airport to the office?

  • smoke in the building?

  • get lunch in the cafeteria?

  • get secretarial help?

  • use a computer?

Give your own examples.

Exercise 4. Match the word combinations.

  1. Can I have

  1. Check in, and then go

  2. Is it direct

  3. Please confirm your

a) or is there a stopover in Rome?

b) a window seat, if possible

c) through passport control

d) reservation before Sunday

Exercise 5. Cross out the words that have no partners.

1. 2.

to make to queue

to change to reserve

to confirm a reservation to buy a ticket

to do to change

3. 4.

a room

at an airport to book a ticket

to check in at a hotel a flight

at reception your luggage

a platform

Exercise 6. Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

booking confirm flight leave queue receipt

  1. I have to change my ……. . I’d like the 9:30 flight to Rome, not the 10:45.

  2. Just take a taxi, and ask the driver for a ……. .

  3. Please phone them to ……. my flight details.

  4. Nobody likes to ….. at check-in.

  5. The 12:10 …… to Frankfurt is now boarding at Gate 20.

  6. All trains to the city centre ….. from platform 5.

Exercise 7. Complete the sentences with the prepositions from the box.

at by for from off on to

  1. The plane arrives … 10 a.m.

  2. It’s a large airport. You never wait very long … luggage.

  3. Passengers ... flight BA564 … Rome, please go … Gate 27.

  4. I got … the bus, and then walked … the booking-office.

Exercise 8. Match the opposites.

  1. to land

  2. to leave

  3. to get off

  4. to be delayed

  5. to catch

    1. to arrive

    2. to be on time

    3. to take off

    4. to miss

    5. to get on

Exercise 9. Complete the sentences with the correct verbs from exercise 8.

  1. There is sometimes a last security check just before the plane ….. .

  2. Be polite, and wait for people to ….. the train before you ….. .

  3. Don’t ….. the 8:30 Express! The next one isn’t until 11:00.

  4. Right. So, the departure time is 10:30. And what time does it …..?

  5. We regret to announce that all the trains ….. because of the snow.

Exercise 10. Match the questions and the answers.

  1. Can we fly direct from Rome to Tashkent?

  2. Can you use Microsoft Power-Point?

  1. Can she speak Italian?

4. Could I use your computer for half an hour?

5. Where can I buy phone cards?

  1. Excuse me. Can I open the window?

  1. Can you hear me now?

  1. Can I make a phone call, please?

  2. Can we go to the airport by underground?

a) Yes, you don’t need to change.

b) Yes, you can. But you have to change twice from here.

c) At the post office. A lot of kiosks sell them, too.

d) Sure! It’s really hot in here.

e) Yes, go ahead. Just dial 9 to get an outside line.

f) Yes, of course. You can use it all morning if you like. I’ll be in a meeting.

g) Yes, that’s better. It’s not a very good line, is it?

h) No, I can’t. but I want to learn.

i) Yes, and her Chinese is quite good, too.

Exercise 11. Read the dialogue, role play it.

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