ENGLISH FOR TOURISTS
topic: ON THE PLANE: Speaking with flight attendants/passengers 2 | Common terms/phrases

Choose the correct, most natural-sounding responses according to the context of the conversation:


YOU: Excuse me, would it be possible to ________________ seats with someone? My wife and I would like to sit together.
  alter
  interchange
  switch/change

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Certainly, sir. For now, please take your seat, and once the plane takes off, I'll help you with that.

YOU: Thank you. Could you help me put this bag in the ________________ compartment?
  up
  overhead
  high

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Sure... there you go.

(YOU SEE THAT SOMEONE IS SITTING IN YOUR SEAT)

YOU: I'm sorry, I think you're ________________.
  sitting wrong
  a mistake
  in my seat

OTHER PASSENGER: Oh, let me check my boarding ________________... Yes, I'm sorry, my mistake.
  pass
  passport
  document

YOU: No problem. I'm going to _________________ anyway. My wife and I would like to sit together.
  transfer
  move
  trade

OTHER PASSENGER: Oh, well, I can switch places with your wife. That way you two can sit together.

YOU: Really? That would be great! Thanks a lot.


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