Elementary Listening Practice

At The Airport - Transcript

Two friends are at the airport, preparing to go on a trip to London.

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Jen: What's the first thing you want to do when we get to London, Mike?

Mike: I don't know. I really want to see the Tower of London and I suppose we have to go to Buckingham Palace as soon as possible.

Jen: I just hope the weather isn't too bad. My uncle went last year in August and he said it rained every day for a week.

Mike: I think it is going to be sunny this week so don't worry. Now where is our plane flying from? Do you know which gate we need to go to?

Jen: I really can't remember. Look, over there, there is one of those TV screens with all the flight departure information. Let's go and have a look at that. We still have a lot of time. Why do you always get so nervous at airports?

Mike: I'm not nervous Jen, I just don't want to be the last person getting on the plane. Remember last year going to Germany when everybody was waiting for us. That was so embarrassing.

Jen: OK, it's all up there, look. There are three flights to London. British Airways leaves at 10 o'clock, American Airlines also leaves at 10 o'clock and Air India leaves at 10 past 10. Who are we flying with? I know it's not Air India, is it?

Mike: American Airlines. We fly with them. So the departure is 10 o'clock but what gate is it? It says "please wait in departure lounge" up on the screen so I guess we have to just wait here.

Jen: That's very strange because the British Airways flight leaves at the same time, but Gate 7 is written up there.

Mike: I don't know, Jen. Maybe there's a problem but we don't have very long to wait.

Jen: Oh, look! Our flight information is there. We have to go to Gate 24, flight boards at 9.30.

Mike: Great! Now, where is gate 24? Is it on the eastern or the western side of the airport?

Jen: Look at that yellow sign. We have to catch the airport shuttle for all gates from 10 to 30.

Mike: Let's go ... that's the west of the airport and it takes about 10 minutes to get there.

Jen: We're going to London!

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