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Airports

A Quick Introduction

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Most people at some point in their life have been to an airport.

Airports are full of people going on holiday, travelling back home from a holiday or maybe taking a business trip.

Usually, most people will spend 2 or 3 hours waiting at an airport before eventually getting on a plane.

Airports commonly have lots of shops and restaurants that take advantage of the influx of passengers to try and sell them (sometimes overpriced) products.

Vocabulary

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  • take off (phrasal verb)
  • crowded (adjective)
  • frustrating (adjective)
  • commonly (adverb)
  • check in (phrasal verb)
  • passport control (noun)
  • overpriced (adjective)
  • make the most of something (idiom)
  • personally (adjective)

Let's Talk!

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What do you usually buy when you are at an airport?

Some More Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Airports
  • How many airports have you been to in your lifetime?
  • What was your favourite airport? Why?
  • Do you feel stressed when you are in an airport?
  • What do you dislike the most about airports?
  • If you were going to build a new airport, how would you make it better than the rest?
  • When was the last time you were at an airport? What was your experience like?
  • Do you think products are overpriced at the airport?
  • Do you usually buy food at the airport or take food with you from home?
  • Have you ever had a really bad experience at an airport?

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