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Everyday English teachers notes B2+ Unit

Could I have a window seat, please? LEARNING OUTCOME learn how to check in at the airport

WARMER Answers
Ask students if they have ever been on a plane, and 1 How many pieces of baggage do you have to check in
where they flew to. Ask what the nearest airport today?
is and what its like. Is it international? How big is 2 Did you pack your bag yourself?
it? Students share their answers with the class. Ask 3 Do you have any carry-on baggage?
students to look at the learning outcome. Explain 4 Could I have a window seat, please?
that in this lesson they are going to learn how to 5 Have you ordered a special meal?
check in at the airport.
6 Will I need to pick up my bags there?


Ask students to look at the sentences in the Everyday
1 Ask students to work in pairs, look at the photograph
English Toolkit. Draw their attention to the words in the
and answer the questions.
box and ask them to complete the gaps ai. Students
Possible answers could try and do this from memory first, before listening
The people are at an airport, in the departures area. to the dialogue again to check. Ask them to read through
They are checking in. Theyre going to drop off their all the sentences and check they understand what they
bags. mean. Ask students to practice saying the phrases, using
Students own answers the correct intonation.

Everyday vocabulary
a bagsbplanecbaggage dseat
2 Draw students attention to the phrases 110, which
e cabinfliquidsgflighthdeparture
are all connected with air travel. Ask them to work
individually or in pairs, and match the phrases 110 with Then ask students to work in pairs and listen to the
their meanings aj. Encourage students to look up any dialogue again to find one more question for each
unknown words in a dictionary, or ask other students. heading.
Check answers as a class.
Possible answers
Answers Security: it cant contain any flammable or sharp items.
1 b2f3j4h5c6i7a8e9g10d On board: Have you ordered a special meal?
3 Ask students to work in pairs and brainstorm any other Cabin baggage: Do you have any carry-on baggage?
words or phrases that could go in the list in 2. Ask pairs The journey: Will I need to pick up my bags there?
to share their ideas with the class. Check answers and
write them on the board. Over to you!
Answer 6 Students work in pairs. Ask them to read the
Students own answers instructions and follow the steps. Remind students to
use expressions from the Toolkit. Monitor and make
a note of errors or good language during role-plays.
Write these on the board (anonymously) for the class to
4 Read the context for the situation aloud. Tell students correct or note in their notebooks. Some pairs could act
that they are going listen to a dialogue at an airport. out their dialogues in front of the class.
Helena is flying to Tokyo, and shes checking in at
Extension: Students write airport announcements
the check-in desk. Tell them not to worry about
about security, instructions for check-in and flight
understanding every word. They should listen and find
departure information. Ask for volunteers to read the
out which gate Helenas first plane leaves from. Ask
announcements aloud for the rest of the class.
students to check their answer in pairs, before checking
as a class.
Gate 17

5 Ask students to look at the sentences from the dialogue.

They listen again and complete the gaps with the
missing phrases. They check answers in pairs, then listen
to the dialogue again and check.

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