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  • Hello friends how are you doing today? I’m Tash and I’m back with a new lesson. So

  • what are we doing today? Airport Expressions. Yes, I’m so sure that you have travelled

  • so many times and so often, we all travel. And there are so many new, let’s put it

  • in a grammatical term vocabularies that we listen at the airport every time you go there.

  • The other day a friend of mine has just come down from London and this is the first time

  • ever she’s travelled. She was born and bought up there, she has never been to any other

  • place apart from London and for the first time, she’s coming to my place. And she

  • was sharing her experiences with me. She told me Tash, you know what, I was only wondering,

  • what if I was travelling and you know I was travelling alone. What if I was travelling

  • alone? Of course she did not, her sister accompanied her. And her sister of course has travelled

  • many a times. She was telling me Tash, there were so many new expressions that I heard

  • at the airport and I just could not understand what they were talking. So that is the reason

  • why I thought I should talk to you about these today. Because I’m so sure that some of

  • us have definitely come across these and have wondered what are they talking about?

  • The first one says, what is the purpose of your trip? Now like we know an airport is a very

  • very secured place. It’s a very secured place, it’s of course a pathway for you

  • to enter into another country. So the security, which is there at the airport, is so tight

  • that you cannot fool around at the airport. While you are in your immigration, if somebody

  • happens to come to you and ask you, what is the purpose of your trip or why youre check

  • in in somebody ask you. What is the purpose of your trip? What do you think is gonna be

  • your answer. My friend was telling me that, it was running in her mind, she was like,

  • because she was asked this question and she said, how does it bother and why does it matter

  • to you? That was just coming, that is something that youre gonna tell the officer there

  • and his sister was like hesitant, she was like relax ill do the talking. Now friends

  • at the airport, when someone is asking you, what is the purpose of your trip? Your answer,

  • of course is gonna be study, maybe you are going out, youre going abroad to study

  • or youre going for a family visit, youre going for pleasure. Which means you are going

  • on a vacation or you are going there for a business trip. It could be anything, however

  • what is important is how you respond to this question. The officer, who is asking you this

  • question, is not an ordinary officer. He’s asking you, maybe because; he’s got something

  • going on in his mind. And if you are very adamant or you are very aggressive, he’s

  • not gonna like it. Because then he’s going to doubt your intentions. So don’t do that,

  • anytime you listen to this, what is the purpose of your trip? You simply answer, I’m going

  • there for studying or I’m going there for a business trip or were just going there for

  • a vacation. That is it. You don’t want to fall into any kind of trouble. The next one

  • says, did you pack this bag yourself? You would say what kind of an absurd question

  • is that, of course I packed my bag. No the reason why they ask you is, if while theyre

  • frisking your bag and if they find something, which is not maybe supposed to be there in

  • your bag and maybe you are not aware of it. Then what are you gonna do? So even if it

  • is your close relative, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, your friend, whose

  • packing your bag, you definitely need to be aware of what goes inside your bag. Trust

  • me most of the time, you shouldn’t show her that your answer should be yes, so whenever

  • this question is asked to you, did you pack this bag yourself? Yes I did. So remember,

  • you cannot just say, no I don’t know, what is inside, my mom packed it for me. No, because

  • they are definitely going to, you know definitely going to gonna make you empty your bag. You

  • don’t wanna do that; please do not leave your bags unattended. Now it so many times

  • happens, when you are travelling and of course nobody is there for company and you wanna

  • go to the washroom or you just wanna use the rest room. What do you do? You just can’t

  • let your bags, you know just be there under your chair or just cant leave it right there.

  • You need to tell the co-passenger or the person who is around that, excuse me can you just

  • watch my bag for like a couple of minutes. I’ll be back in five minutes. Simply because

  • the moment the security sees, that a bag is unattended. They start doubting, because somebody

  • might think youve intentionally left it there, of course you haven’t done it and

  • trust me the person, the people, the security is definitely going to come searching for

  • you in the washroom and you don’t want that to happen. So never leave your bags unattended

  • at the airport, even if youre travelling alone. Let a co- passenger know about it,

  • so that he can just watch your bag till you come back. The next says, do you have anything

  • to declare? Yes this is very funny, you know, this friend of mine, who came back. She’s

  • telling me that when they asked her, that do you have anything to declare? She was like,

  • what do you want me to declare here at the airport? And the officer started laughing,

  • he started laughing, because he found her very weird and yes it sounds weird. When they

  • ask you, do you have anything to declare? Means is there anything in your bag for which

  • you have to pay duty. When I say duty, means tax. Duty, Ahh there are certain things like

  • carpets, antiques, a liquor or foreign exchange. There are certain things, which you are not

  • just allowed to carry from one country to another. Youre just not allowed to, without

  • paying duty, without paying tax. And that is where they ask you, do you have anything

  • to declare? This declare does not mean, is there anything you wanna say? She just understood

  • it in little terms. And she’s like, I don’t wanna declare anything at the airport. It’s

  • so funny, so friends this is just to avoid miscommunication. What are we learning all

  • this for? Yes we are learning all this for , I said that you do not miscommunicate with

  • people or you are not at loss of words or you are not fumbling, when something new like

  • this comes in for a few. So these were few expressions, where I just spoke to you about

  • at the airport, what you have to remember. Let’s have a look at few more expressions.

  • Friends now let’s have a look at the next few more expression. Flight BA 333 is now

  • boarding. These, these expression which I hear are mostly announcements. When you are

  • waiting, you are waiting for your flight to take off. These are expressions, which are

  • usually announced. You always have to be very alert, when you are at the airport. Especially,

  • when you are waiting for your flight. This expression means, flight number so and so,

  • this is your flight, if this is your flight is now boarding. What is the flight boarding?

  • The flight is boarding and going where? No, the passengers which means, the passengers

  • who are on this particular flight have to now start boarding. That is what it means,

  • boarding here is for the passengers. Do you know, what is this? This is the short form

  • of passengers, which is usually on your air ticket or anywhere at the airport. It’s

  • very very common to use at the airport. It’s a very common vocabulary, which is used at

  • the airport. Next that says, Flight UA 666 has been delayed. Yeah I know, this is one

  • thing which we hate. Specially I really hate, when this happens. You really wanna reach

  • somewhere, you wanna meet someone, you are dying to get on that flight. And suddenly

  • you hear an announcement, which says if this is your flight, you have to get really upset.

  • Flight so and so UA 666 has been delayed. Of course now friends, it’s a machine. An

  • aeroplane is bound to have some technical fault or there could be some problem with

  • the aeroplane or there could be some problem with that particular airline. Because of which

  • the flight has been delayed and trust me you don’t have a choice, but you just have to

  • accept it. The next one says, Paging for passenger Joe Page to come to the inquiry desk. Now

  • when I say, you have to be alert, you definitely have to be alert at the airport. Now youre

  • waiting for your flight and also if for some reason your name has been called and you are

  • called at the inquiry desk. One thing of course is sure that the announcements, which are

  • made at the airport are very very clear and they definitely ensure that they are repeated,

  • so paging, what does the word paging mean? Paging means calling, if you hear the word

  • paging and youre like, what is paging, what is she trying to say? Paging means calling.

  • Calling for passenger Joe Page. That’s the name of the passenger to come to the inquiry

  • desk. He has been called to the inquiry desk . The next one and the last one says, this

  • is the final call for flight BA111 to Paris. Now this is the time, what you were waiting

  • for? Yippee, it’s time to get happy. This is the final call for flight BA 111. Now youve

  • already boarded your flight, but the people who are waiting at the airport, if you are

  • a passenger of this flight. Of course, you already boarded the flight and the flight

  • is about to leave. But for the passengers, who are waiting their flight, awaiting their

  • flight. This is for them. And for somebody, who is supposed to be on this flight and is

  • not on his flight. See there could be many reasons, why you were not on the flight. There

  • could be a delay in anything. Youve not even reached the airport; there could be times

  • when these things can happen. So that is why they ensure. They ensure the airplane, the

  • airplane ensures, airline ensures that they say this. This is the final call for this

  • particular flight to Paris. So that you know that, if you know anyone, whose supposed to

  • be on the flight and is not yet, so you know what to do, you probably gonna go to the inquiry

  • desk and tell them about it, so these particular. These expressions which are here are usually

  • announcements to which you have to be really really alert and keep your ears open. And

  • also, when we talk about this that flight UA 666 has been delayed. Always ensure that

  • if you are the passenger travelling on this flight, remember that you have to be also

  • looking at the information display, the display that’s been happening with the flight names

  • and okay you have to look at that as well, because along with the announcement, your

  • flight number is going to be displayed over there. So friends, I hope these are good expression,

  • have helped you and are gonna help you. If you are going to travel for the first time

  • or there’s another person,. Who is going to travel with you for the first time, you

  • can always help them as well. So thank you for watching, keep learning, keep watching.

  • I’ll be back with another interesting lesson next time. Till then bye see ya, take care.

Hello friends how are you doing today? I’m Tash and I’m back with a new lesson. So

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