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Flight journey travel voyage trip

  1. __________ verb: to go from one place to another place
  2. __________ noun: a word we use when we are talking about traveling a long distance, usually by land
  3. __________ noun: a journey or a trip by air
  4. __________ noun: a journey or a trip by sea
  5. __________ noun: a word we always use when we travel for business, pleasure or for shopping.

Exercise 185

Can you put these words in two groups?

Go arrive get to land come depart leave take off

· Starting a journey

· Finishing a journey

1. Which of these words can we use only for planes?

2. Which words can we use for trains, buses or ships?


Exercise 186

Read and translate the text.

This is London airport. Many people are waiting to go on holiday. The woman at the check–in desk is taking the passengers’ tickets and she is asking them some questions. At “Passport Control” a man is looking at everyone’s passports. Some people are sitting on chairs and while they are waiting they are reading newspapers and magazines. There is a bar where some people are drinking tea or coffee. Outside, a plane is taking off and another one is coming down. Some men are putting the passengers’ bags onto another plane. A man who is leaving is saying goodbye to his family.

Ask questions about the text.

1. Where is the airport?


Exercise 187

Timetables usually use the 24–hour clock. Pretend you are at a station or a bus stop. Ask about the next train or bus, like this:

A: Excuse me. What time does the next train leave, please?

B: Six thirty– nine.

A: That’s twenty twenty–one minutes to seven. Thank you.

B: You are welcome.

Use these times:

1. 0639 2. 0849 3. 2157 4. 2359 5. 1615

6. 0108 7. 0425 8. 2007 9. 1542 10. 1934


Exercise 188

Read the description of the train timetable from Liverpool Street to Stortford and fill in the times on the timetable.

Trains leave Liverpool Street for Stortford three times per hour, at 5 minutes past, 28 min past and 53 min past every hour. The 0.53 train is a through train (it doesn’t stop at Seven Sisters or Harlow). The 0.05 train and the 0.28 train are stopping trains, but the 0.28 train does not stop at Seven sisters. The journey from Liverpool Street to Seven Sisters takes 10 minutes. The journey from Liverpool Street to Harlow takes 42 minutes. The whole journey from Liverpool Street to Stortford takes 50 minutes for a through train and 55 minutes for a stopping train.



Liverpool Street Seven Sisters Harlow Stortford


1. What time does the 12.05 from Liverpool Street arrive at Stortford?


2. Does the 11.53 from Liverpool Street stop at Harlow? _____________

3. You are in Harlow. Your meeting is in Stortford at quarter to one. Which train do you want? __


Exercise 189

This map shows the time it takes to travel between Charing cross, Waterloo and London Bridge by bus, train or tube. Talk about the travelling times, like this:

A: How long does the journey from Waterloo to London Bridge take by train?

B: It takes 10 minutes.

Exercise 190

Write sentences.

1. Tessa leaves home at seven forty and gets to work at eight thirty.

It takes her fifty minutes to get to work.

2. Kate leaves home at eight thirty and gets to work at nine o’clock.

It ______ minutes to _______________ to work.

3. I leave home at ten to seven and get to work at a quarter past seven.

It _____________________

_ to work.

4. Two of my friends leave home at eight o’clock and get to the university at half past nine.

____________________________ university.

5. My friend and I leave home at seven and get to the language school at seven thirty.________________________to the ___.


Exercise 191

Look at the pictures of how the BOS staff travel to work every day.



Discuss how they travel to work, like this:

A: How does ................. travel to work?


He She drives cycles walks goes by bus goes by train goes by tube


Exercise 192

Read the conversation between a clerk in a travel agency and a customer. Look at what the clerk says (1–6). Put the customer’s part (a–f) in the right order.


1 Good afternoon. Universal a) OK. I’d like one seat on

Travel. Can I help you? that flight, please, business class. When’s the last flight

from Rome to London the

2. I see. When do you want same day?

to travel?

b) What time does it arrive

3. In the morning or in Rome?

in the afternoon?

c) On 6th June.

4. There’s an Alitalia flight

from Heathrow at six d) In the morning. I have

twenty–five in the morning. a meeting in Rome at 12.00.


5. At eight fifty. That’s local e) Yes. I’d like to inquire

time – an hour ahead of us. about flights to Rome.


6. There’s a flight from Rome f) Good. I’ll come back

to London at seven twenty on that flight.

in the evening, that arrives

in London at five to nine.

Exercise 193

Look at the international departures and arrivals boards and write the correct flight numbers.


Arrivals Expected

GR2 Melbourne Cancelled

QF2 Singapore 2300 Landed

CP3 Hong Kong 2300 Landed

AC1 Beijing 2330 Delayed

KL3 Colombo 2345 Landed

GU1 Jakarta 0010

SA4 Perth 0245



KL2 Kuala Lumpur 1700 Delayed

GU2 Jakarta 1900 Delayed

AC3 Canton 2000 Boarding Gate 46

AC2 Beijing 2000 Cancelled

CP3 Hong Kong 2020 Boarding Gate 53

QF1 Sydney 2100 Wait in lounge

SA3 Perth 2200 Wait in lounge


1. Find a flight from Singapore _

2. Find a flight that is going to be late ____________________________

3. Find a flight boarding at gate 46 ______________________________

4. Find a flight that is not leaving ________________________________

5. Find a flight that arrives at a quarter to three ____________________


Exercise 194

Read these airport announcements.


“Passengers for flight IB 714 to Madrid can now check in at a desk D. Passengers can take only one piece of hand luggage on the aircraft.”


“This is an important announcement for all passengers. Please keep your luggage with you at all times. Do not leave your luggage unattended at any time.”


“Would Miss K Crawford, a passenger arriving on Air France flight 309 from Paris, please contact Airport Information.”


“Would Herr Kernholz, last remaining passenger on Lufthansa flight 214 to Frankfurt, please go immediately to gate 35?”


“First and final call for passengers on KLM flight 409 to Colombo. Now boarding at gate 25.”


“British Airways apologise for the delay to passengers on flight BA 214. Please wait in the lounge and listen for further announcements.”



Are these sentences true or false?

1. Herr Kernholz is late for his flight. __________

2. There’s a message for Kate Crawford. _________

3. You can put your bags anywhere and go to the bar. _________

4. The KLM flight leaves before the British Airways flight. ________

5. You can take a big suitcase onto the plane to Madrid. ________


Exercise 195

Read the text.

Mr Frank Garret, 65, is a schoolteacher. He’s English, but he lives in France, in the Normandy village of Yerville. Mr Garret lives in France, but he works in England.

Every Monday he leaves home at 2.30 in the morning and drives 101 miles from his village to Boulogne, where he leaves his car and catches the ferry to Folkestone. Then he catches the train to Maidstone in Kent and he arrives at Manor School at 8.25. He teaches French from 9.00 in the morning to 3.30 in the afternoon, and then he leaves school. He arrives home at 9.30 in the evening. The journey there and back takes twelve hours and costs only £16!

Fortunately, Mr Garret works in England only one day a week.

And what does he do on the other days? He teaches English! He has a class of eighteen French students in Yerville.

“Yes, on Tuesday I’m tired, “ he says, “but I love my job in England and I love my home in France. I’m a happy man!”


Exercise 196

Answer the questions.

1. Is Mr Garret French?

2. How many jobs does he have?

3. Does he go to Boulonge by train?

4. Where does he leave his car?

5. Where does he catch the train?

6. Is the journey cheap or expensive? How much does it cost?

7. Does Mr Garret go to Manor School every day?

8. Why does Mr Garret live in France but work in England?

Exercise 197

Complete the text about Mr Garret’s journey back home from his school.

Mr Garret _________ Manor School at 3.30 in the afternoon and he __________ the train to Folkstone, where he ___________ the ferry to Boulogne.

Then he __________ from Boulonge back to his village. The journey _________ six hours. He _________ home at 9.30.


Exercise 198

Complete the questions.

a. What time ___ ___ ___ at Manor school? At 8.25.

b. What time ___ ___ ___ ? At 3.30.

c. When ___ ___ ___ home in the evening? At 9.30.

d. How much ___ the journey ___? Sixteen pounds.

e. How long ___ the journey home ___? Six hours.

f. How many students ___ he ___ in his English class? Eighteen.



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