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A TRIP BY AIR

I want to reach my destination as quickly as possible. I am in a great hurry.

So I think the best way to travel is by plane.

I book my ticket in advance.

On the appointed day after packing my luggage I proceed to the airport by bus.

I already see the big air-liner which is to carry me. Soon I board the plane.

It is a comfortable streamlined machine with 20 seats. I look round.

In front I already see the pilot and the mechanic in the cockpit.

We all recline in comfortable armchairs. I notice there is a kitchenette in the rear part of the plane where the stewardess is already preparing sandwiches.

Very soon we take off.

In a few minutes we are already above the clouds. I ask the pilot at what altitude we are flying. Ā«2000 metresĀ» he replies.

The land can sometimes be seen below between the clouds.

It looks like a geographical map.

Our plane is due at its destination in six hours.

I read some magazines, then for a short while I quietly doze.

Soon the stewardess brings us some tea and sandwiches.

I eat with great appetite.

Our plane arrives at its destination exactly on time at 12 sharp.

What a saving of time!

CONVERSATION

- I want to go to Kharkov as quickly as possible. What would you suggest as the quickest means?

- The plane, of course, it's only six flying hours to Kharkov. There is a non-stop service without any intermediate landings.

- I thought about that but is it flying weather just now? The sky is so overcast, that it may cancel the flights, I'm afraid.

- Who told you it is not flying weather! There's no mist, no storm, nothing to prevent the flight.

- I wonder what the fare (the price of a ticket) is? Perhaps, it's too expensive. I can't afford it.

- The price is the same as a railway ticket in a soft car. But think how much quicker you will reach your destination.

- That's quite true. But I'm rather afraid of air-sickness.

- Don't you trouble about that1. With these modern planes they have on the line2, you're sure to be all right.

- Shall I be able to get any refreshments on board?

- By all means. The stewardess will serve you beer, lemonade, tea and sandwiches.

- Are the seats comfortable enough?

- All along you will be reclining in a most comfortable armchair. It is even so arranged that you can have some s^ep on board.

- Well, then I think I'll book my ticket to go there by plane.

- And perfectly right you are in so deciding4. I wish you good luck.

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NOTES






About myself

A trip by railway

My family

A sea voyage

Our flat

At the doctor's

At the library

At the cinema

The hotel

At the theatre

Street traffic

At the post office

An excursion out of town

Sport

Telephoning

Shopping

A visit

Sightseeing

Park of culture and rest

The soviet union

The dining-room

Elections

At the museum

Sputnic

A trip by air

 

 

 





 

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