Booking a Flight - Summer English Course (2)

Apr 23, 2022

Let’s continue learning about travel. My goal is to help you sound amazing when you speak about travel in English.

The second lesson in the course will help you learn how to book a flight in English.

As usual I like it when my students take action. I’m here to teach and you’re here to take action.

Here’s What I want you to do:

 

Practise makes perfect

Practise makes perfect

  1. Take a look at the previous lesson
  2. Watch the new lesson and take notes
  3. Record yourself using the new words
  4. Record a video and talk about the last time you booked a flight. Which airline did you choose? Did you have any problems? Was it expensive or cheap?

 

 

 

Watch The Lesson Below And Start Learning Vocabulary.

Read a full transcript of the video below:

 

Welcome to lesson two of the summer English course. I'm Halima from Blackboard English and today you're going to learn vocabulary used to book a flight. At the end of this lesson, I'm going to give you a quiz, so be sure to pay extra attention. Make sure you sign up to the summer English course emails so that you don't miss any lessons and I'm also going to be including notes in some of the emails, so you don't want to miss that the link is in the description and also, I'm going to put it in the comments. Before we get started with the lesson, I want you to know that it's important to review previous lessons or vocabulary and on the previous lesson, we focused on travel basics. Let's do a quick review.

Passport, passport, ID, ID, travel document. travel document. I'm going to add two more things that I missed in the previous lesson. renew your passport, renew your passport and lose your passport, lose your passport. apply for a visa, apply for a visa. Denied a visa, denied a visa. Extend a visa, extend a visa. Guarantor, guarantor. Boarding pass, boarding pass. Boarding card, boarding card. Plane ticket, plane ticket. Suitcase, suitcase. Carry on, carry on. Bags, bags. Luggage, luggage. Baggage, baggage. Currency exchange, currency exchange. Foreign currency, foreign currency. Exchange rates, exchange rates. Well there you have it. Those are the vocabulary from last week. So now let's get started with today's lesson.

Let's begin with a task. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Let me know in the comments now.Once you've decided where you want to go on holiday, you start to look for a flight. You select your destination and the dates and depending on your budget, you'll either choose economy class, business class, or first class. Economy class is the cheapest option and it's the most basic. Business class is more expensive than economy class, but cheaper than first class. First class is the most expensive. I've never bought a first class ticket before. So I have been upgraded to business class and I enjoyed it so much. The seat was comfortable and the food was fresh and delicious. I never wanted to fly economy class ever again. After that, I looked at prices for business class and it was far too pricey for me. I stuck to economy class after that because it's the most affordable option.

You can also choose a one way or return ticket to your destination. One way means you'll go to the destination without returning and return means you have a ticket to come back to your destination. Let's move on. You should also have the option to choose a direct flight or a flight that has many stops. When a flight has stopped, it means you don't go directly to your country of choice. You either have a connecting flight in another city or a country, which means you take another flight, I suggest you book your flight in advance, which means booking a few months before the time you want to travel you can use in advance for anything you want to do ahead of time, so in advance. Once you've booked your flight, you can choose an in flight meal. If you have special special diets, for example, if you eat halal or kosher. This means that the meat is prepared by Islamic or Jewish law. Vegan, which means the person doesn't eat any animal products. Vegetarian. This means the person doesn't eat animal products, but they eat dairy and eggs. Pescatarian is a person that doesn't eat meat, but does eat fish. Can you think of any more diets that I haven't included here? Let me know in the comments.

It's also a good idea for you to choose where you're going to sit. Most of the time, you have three options; an aisle seat, an aisle seat, a middle seat, a middle seat, and a window seat. So, most people dislike the middle seat and prefer to sit either next to the window or on the aisle seat. Which seat Do you prefer? Let's learn more vocabulary. If someone asks you, if you're taking a long haul flight, how would you reply? Well, if you're travelling longer than six hours, it's a long haul flight. Can you guess what you should say? If it's a flight that's less than three hours? Let me give you a clue. It ends with haul flight. So did you guess it? Right? It's short haul flight.

Now that you know how to book a flight, let's talk about when things go wrong. Maybe you've made a mistake, or because of unforeseen circumstances or change of plans, you can't go on holiday. You can make a cancellation, which means you decide not to go enable or you can change your reservation, which means either changing the time or date. Remember that some airlines don't offer a full refund for cancellations, which means you don't get all your money back. You will be charged either an administration fee or a service fee. If you do call the airlines customer service. This is what you say. So for example, if they said hello minute airways, how can I help you? Or you can say either, I'd like to change my reservation, please. Or I'd like to cancel my reservation, please. There's a difference in both of these sentences. Obviously the first one, you're just changing the reservation to a different date or time. On the second one, you're cancelling the reservation completely. So you can practising saying these on your own so you can use it when you need to. So I'd like to change my reservation, please. I'd like to cancel my reservation, please. I'd like to change my reservation, please. I'd like to cancel my reservation, please.

Now let's begin the quiz. Brenda wants to book a first class flight to India. She wants a direct flight and doesn't enjoy making stops. Has Brenda made any mistakes in her booking? What are the mistakes? Right in the comments below? Pause the video now. Let's check the answers. Has Brenda made any mistakes? Yes, she has indeed. And what are the mistakes. She's chosen a return flight instead of a one-way flight. She has also selected the wrong city. So instead of saying she's coming from London, she said that she's coming from New Delhi. So from and to.

Well done for completing the class. I'm so proud of you. This shows me how dedicated you are to learning English and you should also be proud of yourself. Let's go through the vocabulary that we learned today. So the first one is Economy Class, Economy class, or also known as that coach or also known as coach by our American friends, business class, business class, first class, first class one ticket, a return ticket in advance. So I want you to take notes and make sure that you review these words every single day if you can. That's the end of the class. I want you to support me by liking this video, commenting, sharing and subscribing if you haven't done so already. I'll see you in lesson three in the summer English course where we focus on hotels, hostels, anywhere that you can stay and the vocabulary used around this topic. Bye.