Travelling. Комплекс тренувальних завдань

style="text-align: Peter and Maria Almar decide to go to Athens by air. Maria goes to the travel agency to book the tickets.

Maria: Good afternoon. I’d like to book two return air tickets from Istanbul to Athens, please.

Travel agent: Certainly. When are you travelling?

Maria: We want to take the flight tomorrow afternoon and come back next Friday afternoon.

Travel agent: First class or economy class?

Maria: Economy class.

Travel agent: Two adults?

Maria: Yes.

Travel agent: And your name is...

Maria: M. H. Almar. A-L-M-A-R.

Travel agent: And the other passenger?

Maria: P.J. Almar.

Travel agent: On the 11th and the 14th, did you say?

Maria: That’s right. Do we have to change?

Travel agent: No, it’s a direct flight. Here are your tickets, Mrs Almar. These are for the outward journey – Istanbul to Athens on flight SN 862 at 17.50 on 11th July. And these are for the return journey – Athens to lstanbul on SN 863 at 15.10 on 14th July. Don’t forget to be at the airport 45 minutes before departure time.

Maria: Thank you. Do you accept credit cards?

Travel agent: Certainly, Thank you. That’s TL[1] 6796. Could you sign here, please? Thank you very much.

Maria: Thank you.


Answer the questions.

1.  Maria wants to book 2 tickets, doesn’t she?

2.  She can’t decide between first class and economy class, can see?

3.  She didn’t know it was a direct flight, did she?

4.  Is Maria going to pay cash or by credit card?

5.  Could you spell Maria’s last name?


Agree or disagree.

1.  Maria is booking two return tickets from Athens to Istanbul.

2.  The Almars decided on travelling by train.

3.  Maria decided on this flight because it was direct.

4.  The outward journey is at 17.50 on 14th July.

5.  The flight number for a return journey is SN 863.


Exercise 6.

Read the dialogues. Make up dialogues by analogy.


1. Booking airline tickets by telephone

Travel Agency Clerk: Good morning. Can I help you?

Alexander Nikitin: I’d like to reserve a seat on a morning flight to Seatle next Wednesday.

Clerk: I can offer you two flights: at 7.30 a.m. and at 10 a.m. Which would you prefer?

Nikitin: I’d rather go by the 7.30.