ESL Podcast Home ESL Podcast Store ESL Podcast Blog
Members Area
Lost Password
Search Podcast
RSS Podcast
ESL Podcast 442 – Flying on Low-Cost Airlines 2009-01-12
ESL Podcast 442 – Flying on Low-Cost Airlines
    Learning Guide
Download Podcast
Tags: Travel
Audio Index:
Slow dialogue: 1:26
Explanations: 3:17
Fast dialogue: 14:51
Sue: I just made airline reservations for our trip. Do you want to look over the itinerary before I purchase the tickets?

Alex: Which airline is it?

Sue: It’s McTse Air.

Alex: Oh, no, I don’t want to fly on that low-cost airline! We don’t get assigned seats and all of the passengers rush the gate when boarding begins. I hate that!

Sue: Not having assigned seats is a small price to pay for low fares. The service may be stripped down, but I don’t think the experience is that bad.

Alex: I don’t mind a no-frills flight, but I don’t want to fly out of some tiny airport that’s an hour away. Which airport would we be departing from?

Sue: It’s the Burbank Airport. Yes, I know it’s less convenient to fly out of a secondary airport, but I don’t see what the big deal is.

Alex: Okay, hand it over. I’m taking over the planning for our vacation. I’m not willing to sacrifice comfort to save a few bucks.

Sue: Fine, be my guest.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse


• The text above is for the first part of each podcast.
• All scripts are copyrighted by the Center for Educational Development and are for personal use only, not to be redistributed or sold.
• Teachers may copy them for their students for use in class, and anyone can link to this page.
• Posting the script or the podcast file (MP3) on another website is not permitted.