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Learn the Second Conditional

Date: Jan 20 2012

Themes: Travel

Grammar: Second Conditional

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Every day, over 25,000 passenger airplane flights are taken. That means a whole lot of people are flying through the sky at any given moment. Even though flying in planes is now almost as routine as driving a car, there’s still something amazing about it.

But airplane travel is also uncomfortable and annoying. From the cramped seats to the bad food (if you’re lucky enough to have food served on your flight at all), flying can be a pretty stressful and unpleasant experience. It certainly isn’t as easy as the birds make it look. Hear Jason and Amy talk about traveling by plane.

每天都有超过25000架次的客运航班。这意味着任何时候都有很多人在上空飞行。尽管现在坐飞机就像开车一样平常,但是飞行还是有些令人惊奇。
但是飞机旅行也会带来不适和烦恼。座位狭窄,食物难吃(如果你的航班在飞行期间为你提供食物),飞行是一种压力重重、并不愉快的经历。它肯定不像鸟儿飞行那样轻松。听听詹森和艾米谈论他们的飞机旅行。

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Jason

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Amy

Amy

Jason:  Have you ever flown first class?

Amy:  Once. I got a free upgrade, and it was amazing.

Jason:  Isn’t it?

Amy:  It would be so much better if you could just fly first class, especially on international travel. They have those seats now that turn into beds.

Jason:  They do?

Amy:  Yes! They lie all the way down.

Jason:  That’s all I want on a plane. It’s so miserable that I just want the time to pass as quickly as possible.

Amy:  I know. I was on a flight recently that had so little leg room that even for me there was not enough leg room, and I’m a very petite girl.

Jason:  Yeah.

Amy:  And for a six-foot tall guy, it seems like so uncomfortable.

Jason:  And I swear every flight I’m on has at least four babies.

Amy:  I know.

Jason:  At the same time though, I feel bad. Every time I’m on a flight and get really irritable and be like, “I just wish I was in a bed and not this uncomfortable seat!” I have to stop and go, “But I am flying through the air. That’s pretty miraculous.”

Amy:  It’s true.

 

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Jason asks Amy if she has ever flown first class. She says she only got to fly first class once, and it was a great experience. She and Jason both wish they could fly first class all the time, especially on international flights. It would make airplane travel a lot more comfortable.

Jason and Amy talk about the different things that make flying uncomfortable. Often, there isn’t enough leg room on planes. Jason says it seems like there are always babies crying on planes, too. But he still thinks it’s amazing that we’re able to fly at all.
Do you like flying? What are the best and worst parts of airplane travel?

 

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ashwaty

ashwaty

India

Yes, i do. Airplane travel helps us to reach our destination so fast and easily. But the leg room is really a big problem. We can’t stretch our legs properly. I can’t sleep well when i fly. I just close my eyes and open like that. After a long flight travel i always get a back pain. But flying through the air it’s really amazing. 

04:27 PM Sep 14 2018 |

1 person likes this

oguzzugo

oguzzugo

Turkey

When I was a child, I have travelled..


I don’t remember clearly..:) But it was good..remembering..

02:50 PM Aug 29 2015 |

1 person likes this

Cath99

Serbia and Montenegro

I’ve never  travelled  with  an airplane :/

11:57 AM Aug 29 2015 |

1 person likes this

DominikLi

DominikLi

China

I just feel funk about fly,the reason is I always get disease in the plane.

02:12 PM Jan 19 2013 |

1 person likes this

Miss Jory

Miss Jory

Oman

Flying! yeah I like it, why not :)! ..I like enjoying the view may be that’s why :D! 

02:30 PM Jun 25 2012 |

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zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love flying i always liked to fly in sky like a bird and thats why in my drems from childhood till now three times i flew around sky and shaking my hands and my last dream was last week even in my dream it was unbelievable for me.i think one of advantages of flying is you can get faster to destination.and disadvantages sometimes the weather is unpridictable and its dangerous

12:52 PM Jun 25 2012 |

sepide_icegirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I HAVE NEVER EXPRIENCED FLIGHT BUT I GET PLEASURE OUT OF EXITING THINGS,I REALLY LIKE TRY IT ONE TIME

09:52 PM Jun 18 2012 |

m.ania

m.ania

Poland

I like flying but not with ryanair it isn’t cheap at all and is very unpleasantly.

07:00 PM Apr 20 2012 |

Christianny

Brazil

In fact next month will be my first airplain travell



When i back i’ll tell you (lol)

11:33 AM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Kukuka I saw your picture here, seems to me you were flying First class  : )


 

02:34 PM Jan 23 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I don’t even remeber when I had to go anywhere by plane. It’s not that I avoid planes intentionally or I’m a whiteknuckle flyer it just hppened this way. But as far as I remember we don’t get fed on domestic flights – it’s just drinks and we don’t have first class seats – only business class (which is also very expensive). Business class is a feature of international flights. Anyway I didn’t have a chance to try either of them. So to put it briefly I don’t know :-).

02:04 PM Jan 23 2012 |

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maher ho

maher ho

Syrian Arab Republic

that’s my dream indeed,i want to travel by airplaneCry

11:30 PM Jan 22 2012 |

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smiled boy

United Arab Emirates

I do not like flying because I fell  very frithening

10:29 PM Jan 22 2012 |

TranceSoul

TranceSoul

Poland

siva_19 “boredom and terror”, hmm…I’m sorry for You that those were only emotions during your travels. I think it is not so bad at least not always!! :)


I wish You have much better experience with flights! ;)

08:56 PM Jan 22 2012 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

I like flying though I haven´t flown that many times in my life. The best parts are getting to your destination much quicker and gaining time to do things you like. The worst parts are delays, cramped seats and in some cases the disregard of the airline staff when problems come up.

06:15 PM Jan 22 2012 |

Maria del Alba

Spain

I like flying a lot but, once you are on the plane haha because when you are up to get in it, they take a lot of time ask people for their identity cards and travel cards, specially in cheap companies…(ryanair…).


The best of travelling in these cheap companies are the money you save in comparison with the others. But the worst: no leg room, the advertisement, the people…

06:14 PM Jan 22 2012 |

lalind_lanna

Thailand

It is the fastest way for us to fly to person who we love.. Wink

03:53 PM Jan 22 2012 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

 I LIKE FLYING.

12:49 PM Jan 22 2012 |

Prettyl0ve

Prettyl0ve

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I ever fly before but i think it’s a special feeling… :-)

10:29 AM Jan 22 2012 |

amirelnaggar

Egypt

Unfortunately I’ve never been flying before,  i wish i can do in the future , i think it’s a good experience .

10:00 AM Jan 22 2012 |

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