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English for Travelling

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  1. At The Airport
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  2. Arriving
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  3. Staying At A Hotel
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  4. Staying At AirBnB Accommodation
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  5. Talking To Locals
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  6. Sightseeing
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  7. Taking Care Of The Essentials
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  8. Food and Drink
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  9. Pubs
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  10. Safety Tips
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Lesson 1, Topic 3

Getting To Your Gate

Gemma November 20, 2019
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Congratulations! You’re through security and now all you have to do is get to your gate on time.

If you arrived at the airport early, or checking in and getting through security took less time than you anticipated, you might have time to get some food or do a bit of shopping. It’s a good time to make sure you have everything you need for your flight. If you’ve forgotten something, airports usually have exactly what you need!

Don’t forget to check the information about your flight regularly. You can find flight information on big screens in the departure lounges. You will see the name of the airline, your flight number, the time that your flight is scheduled to leave, your destination, any changes to the departure time and when you need to go to the gate.

It will look like this:

British Airways  BA4752  18:00  London  On time GO TO GATE

Sometimes navigating an airport can be confusing. It’s ok to ask for help if you’re not sure where to go. Here are some dialogues that will help you to ask for assistance:

Dialogue 1:

A: Excuse me, do you know where Gate C21 is?

B: All Gate C numbers are over there on the left.

A: Thank you. Do you know how long it will take me to get there?

B: It’s not far, if you hurry you can reach it in 5 minutes.

Dialogue 2:

A: I wonder if you can help me. I’m looking for my gate but I can’t find it!

B: What’s your gate number?

A: It’s B7.

B: Ah, it’s back that way. Walk straight on until you see signs for Gate B, then you’ll be able to follow the signs for Gate B7.

Dialogue 3:

A: I’m not sure where my gate is. Could you please help me?

B: No problem. Where do you need to go?

A: My gate number is D11.

B: It’s on the other side of departures. Take that corridor on the left, and then follow the signs for Gate D. It should take you around 15 minutes.

Now you’re ready to get to your gate!