English Culture Videos

"Plane Travel"

Instructions: Watch this video on plane travel and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

You should print out your _______ before you arrive at the airport.

Number one: Consider checking in online before you arrive at the airport. Print out your boarding pass or put it on your phone.

You ought the check the _______ limits beforehand.

Number two: Check to make sure that you understand the baggage limit, the weight limit, and how many bags you can take with you.

Randall arrives ______ before the flight departs.

And finally, I would suggest arriving at the airport very early. For me, they normally suggest arriving two hours for domestic flights. I personally arrive about an hour and a half beforehand because I don’t check any bags.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Imagine that you are leaving from an international airport on your way back to your home country. What are some common recommendations for travelers to make their journey as easy as possible? Use the Internet to collect information on the topic. Consider these topics:

  • finding out travel warnings and alerts
  • carrying required documents
  • getting medical insurance
  • traveling with pets
  • arranging transportation to and from their airport

 

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. I’m here at the airport, and I want to give you several tips to make your transition to the airport and your travel much smoother.

Number one: Consider checking in online before you arrive at the airport. Print out your boarding pass or put it on your phone. Number two: Check to make sure that you understand the baggage limit, the weight limit, and how many bags you can take with you.

And finally, I would suggest arriving at the airport very early. For me, they normally suggest arriving two hours for domestic flights. I personally arrive about an hour and a half beforehand because I don’t check any bags. I usually carry them on.