Saturday, October 15, 2011

Airport announcements

It can be so hard to understand when announcements are made in public places! I'm a native speaker, and I still have trouble understanding them!

One solution is to rely on visual information: check the information displays regularly, or look around to see what other people are doing.

But it's important to train your ear, too. Look at your ticket, practice saying the names and numbers out loud, and listen carefully for your flight name and number. It could save you a lot of time and trouble!

Here is a recording to practice with. Try to listen for the name of  the destination, the number of the flight, the airline, and important words like "boarding," "delay," and "cancelled."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJhyoD2Qz4

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