Travelling abroad

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Good morning. This is an announcement for all passengers travelling on the 9:25 flight TOM1223 to Rome. This flight is delayed by two hours because of bad weather.


Would all passengers travelling to Tokyo on flight FR3421 please have your boarding passes and passports ready for boarding. Flight FR3421 now boarding at gate 21.


This is the final boarding call for passengers Gemma and Ryan Grey flying to Athens on flight EZ9753. Your flight is ready to leave. Please go to gate 14 immediately. The doors of the plane will close in five minutes. Final boarding call for passengers Gemma and Ryan Grey.


This is an announcement for passengers travelling to Amsterdam on flight KL1050. Will all passengers with express boarding tickets and passengers travelling with young children please go to gate 6 for boarding. That's all passengers with express boarding tickets and passengers travelling with young children go to gate 6 for boarding. Thank you.


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We have landed at JFK airport in New York where the local time is 18:30 and the temperature is 76º. We hope you have enjoyed your flight with American Airlines this evening and wish you a very safe journey to your final destination.


Tell us about the last time you took a flight somewhere!

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Submitted by Tatsiana Tukhto on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 17:08

Last time I took a flight was in December. My family and I had journey from Warsawa (Poland) to Tenerife (Canary Islands). It was a long flight, six hours. In the end we were tired very much. But our rest on Tenerife was wondefull, we spent whole mounth in worm and sunny.
The way home was more difficult because we bougth a cheap tickets on connecting flight to Barcelona. We waited for next flight only 4 hours, but it was dificalt. We arrived at 1 a.m. and all shops were closed. We were hangry. Finally, we found one expensive shop with not tasty food. We ate it and wanted to sleep, but couldn't do it.
After that experience we decided buy only non-stop flight.

Submitted by Hazel_1704 on Wed, 07/05/2023 - 15:30

the last time I traveled was about two months ago, it was not difficult because I know what the dynamics of the check-in and boarding is.
I have to go with comfortable clothes and no accessories, go quietly and with me I take my cell phone, headphones and a book to read during the flight, and at least I have to have a coffee or a snack before boarding.

Submitted by Michael on Mon, 01/09/2023 - 10:47

The last time I took flight was 15 years old

Submitted by Turtle08 on Sun, 08/28/2022 - 15:04

The last time I took a flight was this summer. The plane arrived at London, which wasn't my final destination, then I took a coach.

Submitted by Baldbanana on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 10:28

The last time I took a flight was in 2019. My family and I were in the Azores islands. I don't remember too any details, so sad, but it was good experience.

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:10

I never got on the plane because I was afraid of it
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Sun, 06/05/2022 - 09:44

Hi The last time I took a flight was three years ago (2019). I flew from South Korea back to Germany. We usually fly every year to South Korea but because of Corona we couldn't go in the last years. This year we are finally going to fly again. FlowerQueen~♡

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:45

i havent been abroud before. but i would like …
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Submitted by Ebrarr on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:55

l have been abroad before l would like to stay there

Submitted by Bacu03 on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 21:07

The last time I traveled to a nother country was almost a year ago. It was from Brno to London, and it was my first time flying alone.

Submitted by Ezzurin on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:21

Once in the past, I traveled to the UK by plane. I don't remember a lot since I was a child at the time. I would like to travel more but at the same time I'm scared of it because of the small yet possible complications that could happen.
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Submitted by Edit on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 19:07

Hi ,I've never fly anywhere, it's always been my dream since I was a kid. I've never had a chance to fly anywhere. But when the lockdown is over, my friends and I want to fly to Rome for a few days to see the sights.

Submitted by Nooname on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:21

The last time I took flight was 2 years ago
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:37

The last time I took a flight from Moscow to Kyiv. That time coronovirus pandemic just started.

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 03:11

I´ve never been on a plane before, but i want to travel to Greece

Submitted by Luna on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:19

Last time I went to Saigon

Submitted by Pedrinho on Sun, 09/27/2020 - 22:50

Dear, employee of British Council. I would like to talk that I had good experience in the website, thank you so much!!!!!

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Submitted by Xuka on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 18:33

The last time I took a flight a half-year ago. I had a journey from Vietnam to India. I will stay in India with my parents for 2 years due to their business. But I have been at home until now for the Covid-19 pandemic. I'm really bored because my family doesn't have any trip for a long time.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Wed, 06/10/2020 - 20:33

The first and last flight that I took was my first flight, I had never flown by plane, I went from Bogota to Yopal because my brother who lives in Yopal and has money invited me to Yopal and paid for the tickets by plane.

Submitted by Compass on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 11:04

I never traveled by plane, but int the future I want to try it

Submitted by megleef on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 10:44

I never traveled by plane, but i think plane is the most safety vehicle for traveling.

Submitted by _16lx on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 21:00

the last time I took a flight in the last years it was went to Indonesia its took 9 hours to arrive it was tired

Submitted by yunolol on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:37

I have never traveled by plane.

Submitted by lernerstud on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:03

Last time I took a flight to Moscow, Russia in 2018. It was last visit to motherland ,after that I have never visited it. Now I live in Georgia, It's small beautiful country in Caucasus.

Submitted by Ivongarcia10 on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 02:01

I hace never traveled by plane but I imagine it would be a very nice and fun experience since I am very scared but I am sure I would never forget
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Submitted by JediB on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:24

I want to go to Switzerland someday. It's beautiful there.

Submitted by Thu on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:54

The last time I took a flight to somewhere is in 2015. I was going to Da Nang and my family and I was on a trip, it was cool. Da Nang is kind of famous, too, but I prefer to go to Phu Quoc. It's really pretty, you guys need to go one time, too. : )

Submitted by MKJIOCS on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 03:22

I traveled to Seoul last year. That is a pretty and modern city. I was in Namsan Tower and I think i just have 1 word to describe it: LOCK. There have many many locks there. If you want to see your idol' s signature, you should go to Namsan. I was go to Neverland Park, Neverland is suitable for those who like to play thrilling games,there have a roller coaster make by wood, it's so exciting. If u like history you should go to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung was built three years after the Joseon dynasty was founded and it served as its main palace, there have a big museum in there. Myeongdong is one of Seoul's main shopping districts with shopping centers and retail stores of international brands. Did you know, Tornado Potato, one of the most popular food items on the street recently, originated from Seoul - specifically, Myeongdong There are many interesting places in Seoul. You should go to seoul someday !!!

Submitted by MissBookWorm on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:52

I went to Portugal by plane last year with my family. It was really nice. I learnt a lot of their culture, language... I will never forget this journey...

Submitted by funeralFANTASY on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:33

Last time I took a flight was when me and my family were going to Mallorca. It was nice.
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:53

I have never traveled by plane. I think it will be an exciting experiment.

Submitted by cat28 on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:58

The last time I took a flight to Nice, France last summer.

Submitted by ghaith990000 on Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:01

The last time I took flight was 5 years ago ,when I was still child
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Submitted by ilya6559933 on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:49

I went to Italy by plane some years ago.I enjoyed it a lot.I was there with my family.We visited a lot sightseeing.
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Submitted by bilko on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:17

I had some difficulties in understanding to flight numbers but other parts of the listening is very useful for me. Thanks for your contributions :) :) :)

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:16

Last summer, I took a flight to Ho Chi Minh city with my family. It's precious memory. My family were invited in my cousin wedding. On this occasion, we had a good chance to visit Sai Gon which is a beautiful city. The most interesting thing that made a great impression on me is food. It's really delicious. People there are very friendy, open and enthusiastic. They have a soft accent. I like there. I hope to comeback oneday.
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