|intermediate||airline travel||man and woman||02:10|
What items are passengers not allowed to take on board airplanes in your country? What are the reasons for these rules?
“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.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Hmmm. First of all, sir, you can't take any liquids like this bottled water past this point.
But I have it just in case of emergencies. You know, as an emergency fire starter in case the plane crashes into a dark forest.
Security: Sir. You'll have to leave that here. What's this? Passenger: Well . . .Oh. That's my pocket knife. Security: A pocket knife? It's almost a foot long!
Passenger: Well, it's a special knife given to me by my grandfather, but I only use it to peel apples and fruit.
Passenger: Well, I started to read it, and I then got a little distracted.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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?
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?