K: Kevin F: Flight Attendant
Kevin realized that he had forgotten to buy some gifts, so he asks the flight attendant for the onboard duty-free magazine.
K: Excuse me, miss. Can I take a look at your duty-free catalog (1)?
F: Here you go. Can I help you with anything else?
K: Actually, yes. I’ve never bought anything on a plane before. How does it work?
F: If you order during the flight, you can get your items right when you leave the plane. They’ll be waiting for you at the gate. Our selections(▼) are both tax and duty-free, so you can save a lot.
K: Is it any different than buying something at the duty-free shops in the airport?
F: Each shop sells different things, and sometimes prices vary (2). It depends on what you’re looking for.
K: I want something for my grandmother.
F: To tell you the truth, most things are a bit more expensive on board (3). But if you need to make a quick transfer, it’s very convenient and usually worth it.
K: Thanks. I don’t have a lot of time when I land, so I think I’ll get this perfume(▼) on page 10. I’ll pay with my card.
F: Here’s your receipt(▼) . Just give this to the assistant as soon as you exit the plane.
▼ Words & Phrases 單字片語
★ 1. catalog n. 商品目錄
Nick looked through all the items in the catalog.
2. vary vi. 變化，不同
The weather here varies between cool and very hot.
3. on board 在船／火車／飛機上
Please find your seat quickly once you are on board the plane.
▼ Tips in Use 重點解析
本文副標“… so he asks the flight attendant for the onboard duty-free magazine. ”中的單字 duty-free，表「免稅的」，有些名詞的字尾加上 -free，就表「無／免⋯⋯；不含⋯⋯」，生活上常見的字有 smoke free（不能抽菸的）、fat-free（不含脂的）、tax free（不納稅的）、sugar-free（無糖的）及 alcohol free（不含酒精的）等。讓我們來看看一些例子吧！The city government placed new restrictions on smokers. That is to say, more and more areas are smoke-free zones.（市政府對吸菸者施予新的限制。也就是說，越來越多地方被設為非吸菸區。）Spending all day at the spa was incredibly satisfying. I feel stress-free for the first time in ages.（整天待在水療中心真是超滿足的。長久以來我第一次感到沒有壓力。）
▼ Extra Words 補充字詞
▼ selection n. 供選擇（選購的）物品
▼ perfume n. 香水
▼ customs n.（檢查入境人員行李的）海關
▼ receipt n. 收據
▼ produce n. 農產品
Trouble Going Through Customs(▼)
K: Kevin C1: Customs Officer C2: Customs Officer
Kevin is going through customs when he gets pulled aside(4) by a customs officer.
C1: Looks like Spot smells something on you.
K: What do you mean?
C1: Sir, please step out of the line. I’m going to need you to come with me.
(Kevin is taken to a special screening room.)
C2: Do you have any drugs or illegal substances(5) with you?
K: No, of course not!
C1: Well, my dog smelled something in your bags, so we’re going to open up (6) your suitcase. If you have anything in there, it’s better to tell us now.
K: Oh wait! I think Jim might have left some apples in there.
C1: I doubt that’s what Spot smelled, but let’s have a good look here.
(The customs officers search Kevin’s bags)
C2: Well, here are those apples. You know it’s illegal to bring undeclared(7) produce(▼) into another country, right?
K: I’m so sorry. I was going to eat them before I got on the plane. I just forgot.
C1: This time we’ll let you off (8) with a warning. Next time, make sure you don’t bring any fruits or vegetables.
K: I won’t. Thanks for being so understanding.
C2: Enjoy the rest of your trip.
▼ Words & Phrases 單字片語
★ 4. aside adv.到旁邊
Clara asked Lance to type in his password and move aside.
5. illegal substances n.（如毒品的）非法物質
Illegal a. 違法的
The health department found an illegal substance in those products.
★6. open up… 打開⋯⋯；開啟，展開⋯⋯
This discovery opens up new possibilities for biology.
7.undeclared a. 未申報的，未公布的
Customs officers found a bunch of undeclared cargo in the ship that just came into the harbor.
8.let sb off 饒恕／放過某人；從輕處罰某人
You won’t be let off so easily again next time.
▼ You Can Do This 英文試金石
1. The store sent us a new ______ with all of their items for next season.
2. Could you please step ______ because you’re blocking my view?