Sunday, 30 September 2012

VIDEO: "At the airport"

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Video: "At the airport"

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Useful expressions: At the airport

Questions you will hear at the check-in counter: 
Ticket please.
May I see your ticket?
Do you have an e-ticket?
Do you have some photo ID?
How many bags are you checking?
Did you pack these bags yourself?
Do you have a carry-on bag? (a bag or purse to take on the airplane)
Do you require special assistance? (example a “wheelchair”)
Have you paid your airport improvement fee/tax?
Would you like a window or an aisle seat? (aisle is pronounced “eye + l”)

Problems you may hear: 
Your baggage is overweight. (Remove some contents or pay a fine.)
Your carry-on luggage is too large.
Your flight is delayed. (It’s late.)
Your flight has been cancelled. (You must rebook a new flight)
Your connecting flight/connection has been cancelled/is delayed.
Your ticket is expired.
Your passport is expired.

Commands and questions at the Security Checkpoint: 
Boarding pass, please.
ID please. (show your photo ID)
Spread your arms out please. (Put your arms up and out to the sides of your body)
Take your shoes off.
Open your bag.
Take off/remove your belt.
Do you have any change in your pockets?
Do you have any metals?
Do you have any food/produce?
Do you have any liquids or medicine?
Walk through.
You must dump all food or beverages. (You can’t bring it through the gates.)

Questions YOU may need to ask: 
Is my flight on time?
When should I be at the gate?
Where is the boarding gate?
Where is the washroom?
Can I get a window seat?
Is there somewhere to eat?
Can I get a coffee at the gate?
Is my connection on time?
Where do I collect my baggage?
Where can I find a taxi?
Where is the departure gate?
Where is the arrival gate?
Where is the check-in desk for ….airlines?
Where is the domestics level?
Where is the international level?

Sunday, 2 September 2012

List of Topics for Level 2

LEVEL 2:      NEF Pre-Interm TOPICS             WRITING                         ORAL*     
1.    Family. (Pres.S, Pres. Cont, Relative pron.)
a.    Introducing each other
b.    Family matters*                                  - Correct e-mail                     
c.    Describing pictures*                                                              
d.    Definitions of words
e.    At the airport.                                                                  - Pwk dialogue
2.    Holidays.  (Past S., Past Cont.,connectors)                                                                                 
a.    Describing places*                                                                 
b.    Describing events
c.    Pop music.
d.    Telling stories*                                   - Hand in pwk photo (U.2+4)
e.    At the hotel.                                                                      - Pwk dialogue
3.    Stories. (Pres. Cont., Going to, Will)
a.    Plans*              
b.    Predictions
c.    Promises, offers, decisions               - Hand in gwk infml letter
d.    Dreams.                                                       
e.    Restaurant problems.                                                        - Pwk dialogue
4.    Everyday life.  (Pres. Perf. + ever, just, yet, already; Comparatives + Superlatives)
a.    Clothes*
b.    Family conflicts.
c.    Living faster.
d.    Describing cities*                              - Pwk Comparisons
e.    Giving directions.                                                                - Pwk dialogue
5.    Feeling good.  (Verbs + to / -ing, have to, must, prep of movement)
a.    Parties.                                              
b.    Likes*
c.    Learning.                                           - Hand in pwk fml e-mail
d.    Sports*             
e.    At a department store.                                                        - Pwk dialogue
6.    Taking decisions.  (If + will, if + past, should, may, might)
a.    Murphy’s law.
b.    Surviving.
c.    Decisions*                                                                             
d.    Advice*                                            - Hand in gwk opinion essay (U. 8)
e.    At the pharmacy.                                                                  - Pwk dialogue
7.    Fears, inventions.  (Present perf + for, since, used to, passive)
a.    Fears
b.    Biographies                                                                          
c.    Inventions.
d.    Trips. Describing a building.                                                                                                                       
8.    Your body.  (Something, quantifiers, so/neither + aux.)
a.    On the phone.                                                                      
b.    Giving your opinion.                          - Hand in gwk opinion essay 
Sept-Oct:       unit 1                                      Oct:             unit 2 
Nov-Dec:        units 3-4                                  Jan:             unit 4
Feb:               units 5 - 6                               March:          units 6 - 7
April:              unit 8                                      May:            unit 9