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Lesson 1: In-flight Entertainment
You can watch a movie or play games.

I can listen to and understand an explanation about in-flight entertainment.

INTRODUCE

Long flights can be boring, so it’s helpful to know what kind of in-flight entertainment an airline offers.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

relaxing

entertaining

fun

watch a movie

listen to music

play games

II. Match the activities and adjectives above. Which activities are relaxing/entertaining/fun?

  • relaxing

  • entertaining

  • fun

III. Practice reading the words.

/s/

/z/

listen

reason

basic

music

messy

busy

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

And, but, and or join ideas and things together.

Use and to connect two similar ideas/things.

  • I enjoy playing games and watching movies.

Use but to show contrast between two different ideas.

  • I listen to pop music, but I don’t like rock.

Use or to show choices.

  • We can stay at home or go to the mall.

You can also use or to replace and in negative sentences.

  • I don’t like playing games or watching movies on airplanes.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Daiki is traveling to India for a business trip for the first time. He and his coworker Jun are waiting at the gate.

TRIVIA

Many people think in-flight entertainment is a modern invention, but actually, it has been around for a long time. Both the 1930s airship the Hindenburg and the 1970s Boeing 747s had lounges with grand pianos!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Fill in the blanks using the words in the box. Some words may be used more than once.

and
but
or
  1. I want to buy more souvenirs, _____ I don’t have enough money.
  2. Many people fly AmeriJet because the staff are nice _____ friendly.
  3. Where do you plan to go, New York _____ Paris?
  4. I don’t like reading books _____ watching movies during a flight.
  5. We were tired _____ sleepy after our two-week road trip.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct answers to complete the sentences.

1. Union Airways’ in-flight entertainment is _____!

  • fun and entertaining
  • fun or entertaining

 

2. Their passengers can enjoy _____.

  • free Wi-Fi but movies
  • free Wi-Fi and movies

 

3. They also offer language learning podcasts, _____.

  • or they’re not free
  • but they’re not free

 

4. Passengers can choose from three languages: _____.

  • French, English, but Spanish
  • French, English, or Spanish

 

5. People can use their own headphones _____.

  • or borrow headphones from the staff
  • but borrow headphones from the staff

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You are checking an airline’s website for flights back to Japan. Listen to a video advertisement for their new in-flight entertainment.


Then, talk with a friend about whether or not you want to use that airline.

Today's grammar tip

  • and
  • but
  • or

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

IN-FLIGHT SERVICE

2

PASSING THE TIME

3

WATCHING MOVIES ON LONG FLIGHTS

1

IN-FLIGHT SERVICE

  1. Do you think all airlines should provide in-flight entertainment?
  2. What other kinds of in-flight entertainment should be available during long flights?
  3. Which airline do you think offers the best in-flight service?
  4. How can airlines improve their in-flight service?

2PASSING THE TIME

  1. Do you like to just relax sometimes, or do you like to always do something?
  2. Do you feel bored sometimes? When?
  3. Do you prefer to pass the time alone or with other people?
  4. How do you pass the time when you’re waiting in line or riding a train?

3WATCHING MOVIES ON LONG FLIGHTS

  1. What types of movies are good to watch on long flights?
  2. Airlines often have both old and new movies. Which do you prefer to watch?
  3. Imagine you’re on a 12-hour flight. How many movies do you want to watch?
  4. Imagine you’re on a flight to India. Do you want to watch an Indian movie?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand an explanation about in-flight entertainment.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

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