Basic English Quiz

"Airplane Trips"

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are the most important things to you when you choose an airline (for example, company name, price, reviews, travel destinations, inflight services and entertainment, seat selection)?

Listening Exercise

Listen by pressing the Play button. Then, select the best response for each sentence or question.

Example: (You hear): How many people are in your family?

You see these responses: A. Four people. OR B. They don't live year.

The best response is A. Four people.

1. (You hear) ____________.

How much does a ticket cost to New York City?

2. (You hear) ______________.

When does the plane leave tomorrow?

3. (You hear) _____________.

Could I get a window seat?

4. (You hear) _____________.

Excuse me. I think you're in my seat.

5. (You hear) _____________.

I'm sorry, but that bag is too big to carry on the plane.

Post-Listening Exercise

Use the Internet and find out how much a flight costs to one or more of these places or destinations.

  1. New York City
  2. Tokyo, Japan
  3. Paris, France
  4. Lima, Peru
  5. London, England
  6. Shanghai, China
  7. Vienna, Austria
  8. Rome, Italy
  9. Taipei, Taiwan
  10. Madrid, Spain
  11. Istanbul, Turkey
  12. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  13. Bangkok, Thailand

Listening Script

(Correct choice in underlined.)

  1. How much does a ticket cost to New York City? >>> AIt costs $690. OR B. It's going to cost $690.
  2. When does the plane leave tomorrow? >>> A. It left today at noon. OR BIt departs at 3:15 p.m.
  3. Could I get a window seat? >>>> ASure. We have two available. OR B. I'm sorry. All aisle seats are taken.
  4. Excuse me. I think you're in my seat. >>>> AOh, you're right. Sorry. OR B. Yes, this is a good seat.
  5. I'm sorry, but that bag is too big to carry on the plane. >>>> AOkay. What should I do? OR B. I like my bag, too.