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"hot under the collar" = get angry

"Many of the passengers got really hot under the collar when they found out the plane would be delayed another two hours."

"strike up" = begin a conversation

"He struck up a conversation with another passenger and found out that they attended the same high school."

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[ Quiz Script | Explanation of Answers | Text Completion ]

Airport Announcement
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Airplane flights come and go at airports everyday. What kinds of public announcements would you expect to hear at an airport while waiting for your flight? Write down your ideas before beginning the listening.

HELPFUL TIP: Understanding flight information at an airport can be a challenge, and missing a flight because of embarrassment isn't worth the risk. Listen carefully and ask questions if you don't understand.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Who is probably making the announcement?
A. a pilot
B. a flight attendant
C. a ticket agent
D. a ground crew member

2. What is the ultimate destination of the flight?
A. Atlanta
B. Miami
C. Caracas
D. Lima

3. What change has been announced?
A. the flight number
B. the gate number
C. the arrival time
D. the boarding time

4. What are the current weather conditions outside?
A. It's raining.
B. It's cloudy.
C. It's hailing.
D. It's windy.

5. What time will the plane depart?
A. 9:50 AM
B. 12:15 PM
C. 4:05 PM
D. 8:45 PM

Score =
Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. Read the Explanation of Answers. Finally, do the Text Completion Quiz.

3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Have you ever had to wait for a delayed flight? What was the reason? What other reasons can you think of that would cause the flight to be delayed or cancelled? Would you be satisfied if the airline offered you a free flight to another destination for future travel if they had to cancel your current flight until the next day? Why or why not?

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