Are you planning to take a flight anytime soon? Here are some of the questions you'll probably hear in the airport and some example answers:
How many pieces of luggage do you have?
Did you pack your luggage yourself?
Yes, I did.
Has anyone given you anything to take on the flight?
No, they haven't.
Do you have any hand-luggage?
Yes, I have one bag.
May I see your passport please?
Yes, here it is.
Where did you fly from?
I flew from Delhi.
What is the purpose of your visit; business or pleasure?
I'm here on business.
How long are you planning to stay?
I'll be staying for two weeks.
Where will you be staying?
I'll be staying at a hotel.
Have you ever been to America before?
No, this is my first time.
Do you have anything to declare?
No, I don't.
Luggage (non-countable noun): bags and cases. Also known as baggage.
Immigration (noun): the process of checking your passport and visa to make sure that you can be allowed to enter the country; the place where this checking is done.
Customs (noun): the place in an airport where your bags are checked to find out if any goods are being carried illegally.
Declare (verb): to officially tell someone the value of goods you have bought because you might have to pay tax on them.
Here some other words which you may find helpful:
Arrival (noun): arrive.
Aisle seat (noun): the seat closest to the area that runs down the centre of the plane in-between the seats.
Departure (noun): leave.
Duty-free shop (noun): a shop in an airport where you do not have to pay tax.
Land (verb): Arrive - the plane stops flying and touches the ground on the runway.
Runway: (noun) the type of road planes use to take off.
Stop over (phrasal verb): to stay at a place for one night or a few nights on the way to somewhere else.
Take-off (noun / phrasal verb): to leave the ground and start to fly.