Getting Help Booking Tickets
Ka: Kathy Ke: Kevin J: Jim
Kevin is on his laptop in the living room.
Ka: Hey Kevin, what’re you up to? No class today?
Ke: We’re in between semesters now, so I have two weeks off. I’m going to visit my family. Didn’t Dan tell you?
Ka: No, he didn’t. But it’s good that you are going home.
Ke: Yeah. My parents will be happy to see me. The problem is that I’m having trouble finding cheap tickets.
Ka: Why don’t you ask Jim for help? You know he works for an airline company, right? I bet that he can find you a great deal.
(Later, Kevin and Jim are discussing tickets.)
J: Well, we’ve got a few choices for you. There’s an incredible deal on first-class, direct flights tomorrow, but they’re still around US$1,400 round-trip.
Ke: I can’t really afford that much. Is there anything cheaper?
J: I could try getting you a standby flight for tomorrow. You’d have to transfer in Tokyo, though. It’s a longer trip, and you might get bumped to later flights. However, since I work for the airlines, the ticket is only US$100!
Ke: That sounds great!
Words & Phrases單字片語
The newlyweds booked a room in that expensive hotel on the remote island.
The round-trip ticket Gavin bought online is good for six months.
Neil has to transfer to two different buses to get to school every day.
suitcase（n.）（旅行用的）手提箱You Can Do This英文試金石請依句意在空格內填入適當的字詞：
You don’t need a ______ to travel on a domestic flight.2. 英格麗在聖誕節假期之前就訂好了返鄉的來回票。
Ingrid ______ her round-trip ticket back home before the holiday season.3. 這冰塊從冷藏庫拿出來後很快就融成液體了。
The ice turned into ______ soon after being taken out of the freezer.
The Check-in Blues
K: Kevin J: Jim C: Clerk
Kevin is checking in at the airport.
C: May I have your passport, sir? Where are you headed today?
K: Here you are. I’m going to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to visit my parents.
C: OK. How many bags will you be checking in?
K: Just these two.
C: Sir, this black suitcase is five kilos over your 22-kilogram limit, but the other bag is only 20. You can rearrange your bags or pay an extra US$50.
J: Here Kevin, let me help. I’m a master at Tetris!
K: This might take a minute.
C: Take your time. There’s no one else in line at the moment.
J: You’re just going for a week! Why did you bring so much stuff?
K: I wanted to bring back presents. I’ve got stuff here for Mom, Dad, my sisters, grandparents, and some friends.
J: Good thing you brought two giant suitcases.
K: No kidding. Thanks for helping me, Jim.
J: Any time. Wait a second. You can’t put that whisky in your carry-on—no liquids! We can fit it right here, though.
K: Let’s weigh these again.
C: Looks like both bags are just under. Here are your tickets, sir.
Words & Phrases單字片語
Elva rushed to the airport, only to find that she had forgotten to bring her passport.
5. limit （n.）限制
There is a time limit of 10 minutes to solve the riddle.
6. carry-on（n.）（可隨身攜帶上機的）小包，行李&（ a.）隨身的
Passengers should keep their portable chargers in their carry-on luggage.
That medicine is available in liquid or powder form.
Tips in Use重點解析
Melody was bumped up to business class on her way to Singapore.
Arno bumped his head on the bookshelf and got hurt really badly.
答案：1. passport；2. booked；3. liquid