Air Travel ESL Activities, Role-Plays, Worksheets and Lessons

Can I check your boarding pass?

ESL Air Travel Information Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Elementary (A1-A2) - 20 minutes

In this free air travel 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 in order to complete the pass. Students then take it in turns to ask their partner the questions on the worksheet and complete the blank boarding pass with their flight information. Afterwards, the students compare worksheets to check their answers.
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Interactive Version - In this air travel breakout room activity, pairs of students complete a boarding pass by asking and answering questions about flight information.

 

Air Travel Collocations

ESL Air Travel Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this air travel collocations worksheet, students make collocations from a set of words and play a game to practice the air tavel 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, Student A turns over their worksheet and Student B reads out a word from the first exercise. Student A then tries to make an air travel collocation using the word. If Student A does 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, the students swap roles. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Come fly with me!

ESL Air Travel Role-Play Board Game - Reading, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this 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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In-flight Safety Procedures

ESL Air Travel Lesson - Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 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. The 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. The groups begin by choosing a name for their airline. The students 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. The passengers 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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Race through the Sky

ESL Air Travel Activity - Reading, writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this air travel activity, students practice air travel vocabulary and use the words in a sentence completion race. In two groups, students begin by unscrambling letters to make air travel words and match them to their definitions. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. The 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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