Phrases you hear in an airport
If you visit the UK, you will probably need to go through a UK airport at least once. Here are some of the phrases you can expect to hear.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- What is the purpose of your trip?
- Did you pack this bag yourself?
- Please do not leave any bags unattended.
- Do you have anything to declare?
- Flight BA333 is now boarding.
- Flight UA666 has been cancelled.
- Flight SA999 has been delayed.
- Would passenger Jo Page please come to...
- This is the final call for flight BA111 to
- ...please make your way to Gate 99.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- You hear phrase 1 when you arrive in the UK. The answer can be 'business', 'study', or 'pleasure' if you are visiting for a holiday.
- Phrase 2 is asking about who put things into your bags. You should always pack your bag yourself and you should always answer 'yes' to this question.
- Phrase 3 is asking you to keep your bag with you all the time. If you put it down and walk away, people will maybe think it is a bomb.
- Phrase 4 is asking if you have anything in your bags that you need to pay tax to bring it into the UK (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, carpets).
- Phrase 5 means that if your flight is BA333 you can now go to get onto the plane. Listen and they will tell you which gate to go to e.g. Gate number 16.
- Phrase 6 means that this flight will not go. The airline has stopped it. If this is your flight it is very bad news.
- Phrase 7 means that the flight is going to be late. Look at the information board and wait for new information.
- Phrase 8 is asking for one person to go to an information desk. If it is not your name,