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"out like a light" = fall asleep quickly, often because you are tired

"As soon as the plane took off, he was out like a light and didn't wake up until the plane landed."

"hotfoot it" = go quickly

"You'd better hotfoot it to the gate, or you'll miss your flight."

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Travel on Sky Airlines
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 types of information would you expect to hear from the pilot or flight attendant on an airplane?

HELPFUL TIP: When traveling by plane, pay close attention to the in-flight announcements. They often contain important information by flight conditions, transfers at your destination, and delays.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen to the announcement by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is the number of this flight?
A. 80
B. 18
C. 81

2. How long is the flight??
A. 2 hours, 40 minutes
B. 2 hours, 14 minutes
C. 2 hours, 4 minutes

3. What is the local time in Seattle?
A. 11:45 PM
B. 12:15 PM
C. 10:12 AM

4. What is the current weather in Seattle?
A. partly cloudy
B. rainy
C. sunny

5. At what gate will the plane arrive?
A. 13
B. 3
C. 30

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

For homework, write your own in-flight announcement and prepare four multiple choice or true-false questions about it. Then in class, read the announcement in a small group and have other students answer the questions. Consider including information about the flight time, weather conditions, flying altitude, the names of the pilots, and any of special instructions.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]

What are the most important points you look for when choosing an airline for your next flight? Rank the following points from the most to least important: price, destination, length of flight, on-time record, meals, comfort and seating, and customer service. Then, choose a destination and compare two different airlines and see which company suits your needs for your next flight.

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