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Hi, everyone, I'm Parris from EnglishClass101.com. In this video, we'll be talking about 10 Words You Need to Know at the Airport. Let's go!
[Normal] "terminal" [Slow] "terminal"
A "terminal" is the place where a plane stops to collect or drop off passengers.
For example, you can say "The plane will pull into the terminal so we can exit."
[Normal] "luggage pickup" [Slow] "luggage pickup"
This is the place at an airport where you get your luggage after a flight.
For example, you can say "The luggage pickup area is busy."
Sometimes you can also see "baggage claim" instead of "luggage pickup."
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[Normal] "plane ticket" [Slow] "plane ticket"
You need to keep your plane ticket with you at all times when you're at the airport. At the airport, this will be called a "boarding pass."
For example, you can say "I purchased my plane ticket online."
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[Normal] "flight" [Slow] "flight"
A "flight" is another name for a plane that goes to a certain destination. For example, you might hear "this flight goes to New York."
For example, you can say "The flight will leave in one hour."
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[Normal] "board" [Slow] "board"
This verb means "to get on a plane, boat, etc."
For example, you can say "We need to hurry in order to board on time."
[Normal] "boarding gate" [Slow] "boarding gate"
A boarding gate is the place where you go to get on your flight. Usually, there is a "gate number" to help you find your gate.
For example, you can say "I couldn't find my boarding gate."
[Normal] "delayed" [Slow] "delayed"
If a flight or train is delayed, it means that it will leave later than expected.
For example, you can say "The train departure will be delayed for 20 minutes."
[Normal] "take off" [Slow] "take off"
When something starts to fly, especially an airplane, we say that it's "taking off."
For example, you can say "The plane will take off in twenty minutes."
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[Normal] "land" [Slow] "land"
When something descends and touches the ground after flying, we say that it "lands."
For example, you can say "The plane will land at the airport at ten o'clock."
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[Normal] "reservation" [Slow] "reservation"
A reservation is used when you made arrangements in advance for something, such as a restaurant, hotel, tour, etc.
For example, you can say "Do you have a reservation?"
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[Normal] "currency exchange" [Slow] "currency exchange"
"Currency" is the kind of money accepted in a certain country (e.g. dollars, yen, euros), and "exchange" means "to trade." A currency exchange counter is where you can give someone one kind of currency and they'll give you a different type.
For example, you can say "Go to the currency exchange counter to exchange your dollars for euros."
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[Normal] "duty-free" [Slow] "duty-free"
"Duty" is another word for "tax." At a duty-free shop, you can purchase items without having to pay the usual government tax.
For example, you can say "I like to visit the duty-free shop when I take international flights."
Okay, that's all for this lesson. Which word do you like more? Leave us a comment letting us know.
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