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English in the airport

Average: 3.8 (22 votes)

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:

Check-in

How many pieces of luggage do you have?
Only one.

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.

Top 10 most disliked words & phrases!

Average: 3.3 (13 votes)

Asking

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

Here we take a look at how to ask for permission, ask for something and ask someone to do something.

Asking for permission

When we are asking for permission to do something we can use the following expressions:

Match the question to the answer

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

Read through the ten questions below and choose the answers which best match them:

 

Link: Find the extra word

Showing offence

Average: 3.5 (16 votes)

When someone says something to you which is rude, they are being offensive; you are offended (you are shocked and angry). When we take offence to what someone has said we use the following phrases to let the person know that we are not happy with what they said:

How to use tact

Average: 3.6 (9 votes)

The time has come to speak of Uncle Len. Those of you with a better than average memory may remember me mentioning him in passing a couple of months ago. Uncle Len is a lawyer, and he sort of warned me that if his name ever appeared in any of my articles, he would sue me so hard that my children’s children’s children would still be paying his children’s children’s children damages long after the two of us were dead and gone.

How to use 'take'

Average: 3.7 (18 votes)

'Take a chance'

Let's take a look at the word take. This words is used in many collocations. To help you to learn English it is important for you to know about collocations. Here are some basic sentences using take. Complete the sentences with the correct word from the list below:

Time idioms

Average: 3.7 (70 votes)

Time is a precious. Most of us don't have enough of it and wish we had more. There are lots of English expressions using time. Here are 20 of them and what they mean. Check them out, there's no time to lose:

on time

to be on time means not to be late. You arrive at the right time.

Giving advice

Average: 3.3 (115 votes)

Here are some ways which we can give give advice or make recommendations:

For example, imagine that your friend is worried that she is getting fat. She asks you for some advice. You can respond using the following phrases:

Have something done

Average: 2.2 (498 votes)

Take a look at these two sentences. What is the difference in meaning between them?

'I cut my hair.'
'I have my hair cut.'

'I cut my hair' means that I do it myself.
'I have my hair cut means someone cuts my hair for me (in this case it's probably a hairdresser).

We use have something done to mean another person does a service for us.