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Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

In today’s episode:

  • You’ll learn some useful airport English vocabulary.
  • Later, you’ll practice your English speaking with a funny mini story.

Awesome! Let’s get started!

So, you wanna travel by plane, right? It’s just natural to be a little worried because sometimes there are things that can prevent us from getting on time. I almost missed the plane in several occasions and after that I became more responsible. Nowadays I can say that I plan my plane trip more efficiently.

The night before the trip I make sure that the flight is confirmed because it can get delayed or even cancelled due to bad weather.

I book my flights online: I book a one-way ticket when I don’t want to return to my destination right away. However, I usually book a round-trip ticket which includes a return ticket too.

And I’m not in the habit of checking in my luggage when I travel. Airlines usually allow us to check up to 2 suitcases. Nonetheless, I like traveling only with my carry-on luggage and a small backpack where I keep my passport, the ID (identification) and boarding pass.

Since I don’t check the luggage when I travel, I’m allowed to check in online. So, when I arrive at the airport, I already have my boarding card printed out.

Like I told you, there are always unexpected things that can happen, so I prefer to be on time. I usually arrive 2 hours early at the airport, and from there I start my adventure to the boarding gate.

When we have to catch a plane, timing is everything, but for some reason, some of us tend to arrive later than planned. One time I arrived at the airport five hours early. Naturally, I figured I had all the time in the world, so I walked slowly towards the gate. From time to time, I stopped to buy some souvenirs, when all of a sudden, I realized that I was way too late! In fact, that time I had to run fast so I wouldn’t miss the plane.

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