Business English: Transportation

Do you travel for business and struggle to communicate with airline or hotel staff, taxi drivers or international colleagues? We would like to share some English phrasal verbs related to traveling with you today as well as some airport vocabulary you might find useful. Remember to make a comment and sign up for your free language lesson with the Fluentella teacher of your choice today! They can’t wait to meet you!

Phrasal verbs: Transportation

What are phrasal verbs?

 

 

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It is a verb and a preposition / adverb used together that usually changes the meaning of the verb

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There are two and three word phrasal verbs (some are separable and some are not)

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One phrasal verb could have multiple meaning which makes it hard to follow native conversations, songs or movies

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AIRPORT VOCABULARY

HAND LUGGAGE (n):

suitcases and bags of a size suitable for carrying on to an aircraft

 

 

 

 

BOARDING (n):

the action of getting on or into a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle

 

 

  

AISLE OR WINDOW SEAT (n):

a seat on a plane , situated at the end of a row , next to the aisle

a seat next to a window

 

  

 

 

UNATTENDED (ADJ):

not supervised or looked after

 

 

 

 

 

UPRIGHT POSITION (COLLOCATION): 

straight up or vertical

 

 

 

PASSPORT (NOUN): 

an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.

BOARDING PASS (NOUN): 

a pass for boarding an aircraft, given to passengers when checking in

 

 

 

 

CAPTAIN (NOUN): 

the person in command of the airplane / the pilot

 

 

 

 

 

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