English Dialogues

Booking a flight

A:
I'd like to book a flight to Tokyo please.
B:
Which airline would you like to use?
A:
Which is the cheapest?
B:
When do you want to travel?
A:
Next week, the 15th.
B:
Would you like a return ticket?
A:
Yes, I'm coming back on the 30th.
B:
Let me see....... ABC costs $299.00, but you have to transfer at Hong Kong. XYZ is the cheapest direct flight at $349.00, both tourist class of course.
A:
How long does the ABC flight take?
B:
Total time is 15 hours, XYZ takes 11 hours.
A:
I may as well go with XYZ then.
B:
How many seats would you like?
A:
Just the one, and could I have a vegetarian meal?
B:
Certainly, there's no extra charge.

At the check-in desk

C:
Good morning, may I have your ticket please?
D:
Certainly. Can I take this as carry-on baggage?
C:
Yes, that'll be fine.
D:
And can I have an aisle seat in the smoking section?
C:
I'm afraid this is a non-smoking flight, sir. But you can have an aisle seat. Here's your boarding pass. Have a nice flight.
D:
Thank you.

At passport control

E:
May I see your passport please?
F:
Here you are.
E:
What is the purpose of your visit?
F:
I'm on business.
E:
How long will you be staying?
F:
Fifteen days.
E:
Thank you very much. Enjoy your stay.

At customs

G:
Do you have anything to declare, sir?
H:
Just some wine and cigarettes.
G:
How much wine do you have?
H:
Four bottles.
G:
That's fine, and how many cigarettes?
H:
I have 20 packs.
G:
I'm afraid you're only allowed 280 cigarettes. You'll have to pay duty on the rest.
H:
Oh! How much is it?
G:
It's $12.95.
H:
Here you are.

Practice

Make conversations at an airport.

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