Air Travel ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets

A Horrible Flight

ESL Air Travel Worksheet - Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Writing and Presenting a Story - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 45 minutes

In this comprehensive air travel vocabulary worksheet, students learn and practice words related to air travel. Students begin by discussing three air travel-related questions. Students then match sentence halves to create sentences containing air travel vocabulary. Next, students match the air travel words in bold in the sentences to their definitions. After that, students use air travel words from a box in their correct forms to complete a story about a horrible flight. Students then use the vocabulary from the box to write a true or false short story about a horrible flight. Finally, students read their stories to the class, who decide if each one is true or not.
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Can I check your boarding pass?

ESL Air Travel Information Activity - Speaking: Forming, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Form Completion - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this free air travel speaking activity, students ask and answer questions about flight information in order to complete a boarding pass. The completed boarding pass on the worksheet shows the student's flight information and the blank boarding pass is their partner's. The students' first task is to look at the missing flight information on their partner's boarding pass and write the questions they need to ask to complete the pass. Students then take it in turns to ask their partner the questions and complete the blank boarding pass with their flight information. Afterwards, students compare worksheets to check their answers.
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Air Travel Flowchart

ESL Air Travel Vocabulary Activity - Reading: Ordering - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this creative air travel activity, students familiarize themselves with vocabulary and expressions used in air travel by making a flowchart detailing how to travel by air. In pairs, students construct a flowchart representing a complete journey by airplane, from booking a flight to leaving the airport upon arrival by reading sentence cards and placing them in order, using arrow cards to connect them. When the students have finished, review their answers as a class.
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Come fly with me!

ESL Air Travel Board Game - Speaking: Role-Play, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Communicative Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this communicative air travel information board game, students role-play asking for air travel information and practice booking airline tickets with a ticket agent. The game board shows air travel information about return flights from London to Perth. There are three possible flights and each flight shows the departure and arrival time, stopover, flight time, cost and baggage allowance. In pairs, students take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. Each time a pair lands on a square, they role-play the situation. One student takes on the role of a customer and the other is a ticket agent. If the square contains an information symbol, the customer asks for travel information about one of the flights. If not, the customer's task is to book a certain type of flight. The ticket agent refers to the air travel information in the centre of the board during each role-play. The first pair of students to reach the finish wins. Afterwards, pairs role-play some of the situations in front of the class.
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Race through the Sky

ESL Air Travel Activity - Vocabulary Exercises: Unscrambling, Matching - Speaking Activity: Sentence Completion, Gap-fill - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this engaging air travel activity, students practice air travel vocabulary and use the words in a sentence completion race. In two groups, students unscramble letters to make air travel words and match them to their definitions. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. Students then take it in turns to read sentences to their partner who completes each sentence with an air travel word from their worksheet. The first pair to complete their sentences correctly wins.
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Air Travel Collocations

ESL Air Travel Collocations Activity - Vocabulary Exercise: Matching, Forming Collocations - Speaking Game: Forming Sentences from Prompts - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this productive air travel activity, students make air travel collocations from a set of words and play a game to practice the collocations. Students begin by making air travel collocations from a set of words on the worksheet. There are 28 collocations in total. Next, in pairs, one student turns over their worksheet and the other student reads out a word from the first exercise. Their partner then tries to make an air travel collocation using the word. If they do this successfully, they score a point and move on to try to make a suitable sentence with the collocation for an extra point. After 14 words have been read out, students swap roles. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Air Travel Crossword

ESL Air Travel Activity - Vocabulary, Writing and Speaking: Crossword, Writing Clues, Describing, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this useful air travel vocabulary activity, students complete a crossword by describing and guessing words related to air travel. In two groups, students invent and write down clues for the air travel words written on their crossword. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group and take it in turns to ask their partner for a clue to one of their missing words. Their partner reads out the clue for that word and the other student tries to guess the air travel word. If the student guesses the word successfully, they write it on their crossword. If not, their partner continues to give more clues until the student is able to guess the word.
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In-flight Safety Procedures

ESL Air Travel Lesson - Vocabulary Exercise: Brainstorming - Listening: Listening for Details - Writing and Speaking: Writing and Presenting Instructions - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 60 minutes

In this free air travel lesson, students practice air travel vocabulary and present in-flight safety procedures for an airline. Students begin by brainstorming ideas on the vocabulary and phrases necessary to explain in-flight safety procedures. Students then watch a YouTube video about in-flight safety instructions and compare their vocabulary and phrases with the language used in the video. After that, in groups, students create a set of in-flight safety instructions for an airline. First, groups choose a name for their airline and then prepare and write in-flight safety instructions. When the students have finished writing, they conduct rehearsals for their presentations. Rearrange the classroom so that it resembles the seating plan of an aircraft with an aisle down the middle. Each group then demonstrates their airline safety procedures to the class. The other students act as passengers. Their job is to listen and judge which presentation they like the most. This last part of the lesson is a lot of fun as the students are acting like they are sitting on a plane and listening to the cabin crew.
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