B. Read the text and do the tasks after it.

Vocabulary 1.

At the Airport

to go on business – ездитьвкомандировку

airtravel – путешествие самолетом

internationalflights – международные рейсы

domestic flights – внутренниерейсы

to complete (to go through) the airport formalities – завершитьформальностиваэропорту

to register tickets – зарегистрироватьбилет

to weigh and register the luggage (baggage) – взвесить, зарегистрироватьбагаж

a freeluggage (baggage) allowance – допустимая норма багажа для бесплатного


excessluggage – «лишний вес» (багаж сверх нормы)

to carry free of charge – братьвсамолетебесплатно

a boarding pass – посадочныйталон

a luggage tag – багажнаябирка

landing formalities – формальностиваэропортуназначения

todisembark – выходить из самолета

officials – служащие аэропорта

tocheckone’spassport&visa – проверить паспорт и визу

windowseat – место у окна

aisleseat – место у прохода

gangway (centralaisle) – проход в самолете

tofastenseatbelts – привязать ремни безопасности

an airhostess (a stewardess) – стюардесса

a reclining seat – откидывающеесякресло

a foldingtable – откидывающийся столик

life - jacket – жилет безопасности

departure lounge – залотправления

arrivals lounge – залприбытия

departure gate (boarding) – выходнапосадку

to cancel the flight – отметитьрейс

the flight is delayed – рейсзадерживается

to take off – взлетать

to land – приземляться

tofeelairsick – чувствовать себя плохо в самолете

transferpassengers – транзитные пассажиры

a transfer/transmitlounge – зал для транзитных пассажиров

baggageclaimarea (baggagereclaim) – зал, выдача багажа

time difference (jetlag) – разницавовремени

to put the watch … hours back (forward) – переведитечасына … часовназад (вперед)

information desk – справочноебюро


A. Read the text & do the given tasks after it. Make active use of the above given vocabulary.


Airport Formalities

Nowadays people who go on business mostly travel by air, as it is the fastest means of travelling.

Here are a few hints on air travel that may be helpful: Passengers are requested to arrive at the airport tо hours before departure time on international flights and an hour on domestic flights as there must be enough time to complete the necessary airport formalities.

Passengers must register their tickets weigh in and register the luggage. Most airlines have at least two classes of travel, first class and economy class, which is cheaper. Each passenger of more than two years of age has a free luggage allowance. Generally the limit is 20 kg for economy class passengers and 30 kg for first class passengers. Excess luggage must be paid for except for some articles that can be carried free of charge.

Each passenger is given a boarding pass to be shown at the departure gate and again to the stewardess when boarding the plane.

Watch the electric sign flashes when you are on board. When the “Fasten Seat Belts” sign goes on do it promptly and also obey the “No smoking” signal.

Don’t forget your personal effects when leaving the plane.

Landing formalities and customs regulations are more or less the same in all countries.

While still on board the plane the passenger is given an arrival card to fill in.

After the passenger has disembarked officials will check his passport and visa. In some countries they will check the passenger’s certificate of vaccination. The traveller is also requested to go through an AIDS check within ten or fourteen days of his/her arrival in the country: if the traveler fails to do some strict measures could be taken by the authorities including imprisonment (in some countries) or payment of a considerable penalty. When this formalities have been completed the passenger goes to the Customs for an examination of his luggage.

Tasks to the Text:

Task 1. You are going on business trip by air. Are you sure you know all the airport formalities before the flight? Say what is required of the passenger before the departure.

Task 2. Read the vocabulary & the text attentively once more & say what information you can get in the departure lounge, concerning the flights.

Task 3. Give some hints to you friend who is going to travel by air for the first time.

B. Read the text and do the tasks after it.

At the airport

New York is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy International (JFK), La Guardia, mainly for domestic flights, and Newark International. The first two are located in the borough of Queens, the latter in New Jersey, across the Hudson.

These airports as other large airports of the USA are organized by airlines which have their own check-in desks, separate gates, lounges, and even terminals. The main airlines are American Air­lines, Continental, Delta, Eastern, United, to mention only a few. Pacific (West Coast), Republic (the South and Midwest), Texas, Valujet, and some others cover smaller areas of the country.

Let's imagine that you have just arrived at JFK. You've had your visa checked, the inspector has completed your 1-94 form and stapled it in your passport, you've collected the baggage at the baggage claim area and gone through Customs. Now your behavior is not directed by any regulations, you are on your own. What are you going to do next?

If you have to transfer to another flight, that is, you are taking a connecting flight, the first thing to do is to find out what air terminal your flight takes off from. At JFK there are 9 terminals. A shuttle bus runs between all the terminals and another shuttle will take you, if necessary, to La Guardia in 30-40 minutes. Remember also to inquire if your baggage will be automatically transferred or you must reclaim it and have it checked-in again.

While you are delayed at the airport waiting for the departure you can make use of some services. Go to the Information Desk if you have some questions or problems. If you happen to lose something, the Lost and Found Office may help you. You feel hungry? The quickest way to get a meal is to go to stands or shops that sell snacks (they are called snack bars). At a restroom (a toilet) you may wash your hands and put yourself in order. You may exchange your currency or break your large bills at the Currency Exchange.

Now the time of your departure has come, your flight has been announced, and you find yourself in the concourse of your airline. It is from this place that you go to the gate, the last door you pass through before you board the airplane.

If New York is your destination and you expect to be met, don't worry, you won’t be missed. Usually those meeting you know exactly where the passengers of the particular flight pass. Yourjourneyisover. WelcometoNewYork.


Tasks to the text:

Task 1. Answerthefollowingquestions.

1. What can you say about New York airports? 2. What procedure do you go through on your arrival? 3. What should you remember to do if you have a connecting flight? Why is it important? 4. What is an airport shuttle bus? 5. Where should you go if you feel like having a cup of coffee, if you lost your umbrella, if you want to find out how you can get to the air terminal you need, how to get to Manhattan? 6. You hear the announcement about the departure of your flight. Howdoyougettoyouraircraft?


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