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Travel on Sky Airlines

Listening Exercises

Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Captain: Hello everyone, this is the captain speaking, and I want to welcome you to Flight 18 bound for Seattle.

Our flight time today is 2 hours and 14 minutes, and we will be flying at an average altitude of 29,000 feet. The local time in Seattle is a quarter to twelve (11:45), and the current weather is sunny, but there is a chance of rain later in the day. We will be arriving at Gate 13, and we will be announcing connecting flights on our approach to the Seattle airport.

On behalf of Sky Airlines and the crew, I want to wish you an enjoyable stay in the Seattle area or at your final destination. Sit back and enjoy the flight.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • bound (adjective): going to or heading for
    - The plane is bound for London with stops in Atlanta and New York City.

  • feet (noun): 12 inches or 0.3 meters
    - The flight attendant was only few feet a way when I got her attention.

  • announce (verb): give information
    - We need to wait at the gate until they announce our flight.

  • connecting flight (noun): when you arrive at the airport, your next plane is there to get on so you can continue your trip
    - We didn't arrive in time to catch our connecting flight.

  • crew (noun): all of the people who work together on a ship, train, or plane
    - The plane's crew were very friendly and helpful.

  • destination (noun): the place you are going to
    - What is your final destination on this trip?

  • altitude (noun): height
    - This plane flies at an altitude of 31,000 feet..

  • approach (noun, also a verb): nearing or coming to
    - It started to snow very heavily as the airplane started its approach to the airport.
    - The plane is approaching the airport.

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.

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