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"be up in the air" = undecided

"Because my dad lost his job, our summer plans are up in the air at the moment."


"travel with something" = carry something as your travel

"Ashley always travels with extra money in case of an emergency."

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[ Quiz Script ]

Airline Safety
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What items are passengers not allowed to take on board airplanes in your country? What are the reasons for these rules?

HELPFUL TIP: Read travel information online or at the airport before you pass through security. This can save you time and embarrasment in case you have prohibited items in your luggage.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the telephone message by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is the first item that the man has in his carry-on bag?
A. water
B. medication
C. a large bottle of shampoo

2. The man is carrying a lighter because he _______.
A. enjoys smoking cigarettes
B. is worried about his safety
C. he forgot to take it out of his bag

3. The next illegal item the man has with him is __________.
A. a live snake
B. firecrackers
C. a huge knife

4. The man received this item from ________.
A. a close friend
B. a relative
C. a stranger

5. The man doesn't know the airline's rules because ________.
A. the sign was written in Chinese
B. he didn't see the sign
C. he wasn't paying careful attention


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Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
With a partner, describe an experience, good or bad, that you have had at an airport or on an airplane. What happened? What did you learn about the experience that will help you the next time you travel?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Visit the Web site of one or more airlines. Research five items that passengers are prohibited from putting in their checked luggage and/or in their carry-on bags?

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