Getting Bumped to the Next Flight
A: Attendant K: Kevin
Kevin is waiting to board his flight at the gate.
A: Would passengers, Kevin Liu, Hiro Tanaka, and Jane Smith, please come to the counter?
K: Hello, I’m Kevin Liu. What is it?
A: Sir, this flight is currently overbooked. Since you’re flying standby, we’re going to have to put you on the next flight which is in six hours.
K: But I have a connection that I have to make in Tokyo.
A: Are you also booked with us for that flight?
K: No, I think I’m with Air Japan.
A: That’s fine. They’re one of our partner airlines. Let me look up the flight details, and we’ll see what we can do.
K: OK, thank you very much.
A: Well, I’ll change you to another one of our partners, so you should be able to make your transfer with time to spare.
K: That would be great! When is that flight?
A: It’s scheduled for two hours from now over at gate D26. It looks like the flight is fairly empty, so we can bump you up to first class if you’d like.
K: Absolutely! Thanks a million.Words & Phrases 單字片語（★為多益必備單字）
1. currently adv. 現今，目前
There are many foreign students currently studying in Taiwan.
現今有不少外國學生在臺灣求學。★2.connection n. 銜接／接駁交通工具（如飛機、火車和公車等）
Jewel’s train got delayed, so she missed her connection to Taitung.
茱兒的火車誤點，所以她錯過了去台東的銜接列車。★3.partner n. 合夥人
Germany is one of our major trading partners in Europe.
★4.time to spare 多出的時間
Spare vt. 抽出，騰出（時間、金錢或人手）
Roger isn’t in a hurry to get to the interview, because he still has time to spare.
The beggar asked passersby to spare him some change.
* passerby n.（過）路人
★5.schedule vt. 排訂，將……安排在
The opening of the department store is scheduled to take place this Sunday.
6. absolutely adv. 當然（口語用法）
A: Would you like to go to the prom with me?
Extra Words 補充單字
►attendant n. 服務員
►counter n. 櫃臺
►receptionist n. 接待員
►tram n. 有軌電車
Getting Directions through the Airport
K: Kevin F: Flight Attendant R: Receptionist
Kevin’s plane has just touched down at Narita International Airport.
K: Excuse me, ma’am. Do you know where I have to go to make my connecting flight?
F: You’re flying to Kaohsiung, right? It looks like gate 33. Head to the left to go through security, then, you can take the tram to gates 20-49.
(Kevin is a little lost after clearing security, so he heads to the information counter.)
R: Hello sir, how may I help you?
K: I’m trying to get to gate 33, but I can’t find the tram.
R: OK. You’ll have to go downstairs to get to the tram level. Do you see the stairs there?
R: Go down those, take a left, and you should be able to follow the signs.
K: OK, got it. Is there anywhere to get a quick meal there?
R: There’s a food court immediately downstairs, as well as one by gate 30, so you can take your pick.
K: Great, thanks. My flight starts boarding in 30 minutes. Will that give me enough time?
R: Yes. The tram comes every five minutes, and it only takes two minutes to get to the next gate area.
Words & Phrases 單字片語
★7.security n. 保安（檢查、措施）
Security was tightened because of the recent hijacking.
* hijacking n. 劫機
★8.immediately adv. 即刻，馬上
The excited audience clapped their hands immediately after the circus show.
Tips in Use 重點解析
本文 “Kevin’s plane has just touched down at Narita International Airport.” 中的動詞片語 touch down 其實就是「降落，著陸」的意思，在美式橄欖球賽中也被用來表示「達陣，持球觸地得分」。此片語還可結合兩字以 touchdown 作名詞使用。
Abby’s plane finally touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a 15-hour flight.
The famous football player scored two touchdowns in the championship.
You Can Do This 英文試金石
1. If you see anything unusual, contact the police ______.
2. The ______ guard walked back and forth in front of the bank.
3. The movie was ______ for release in January next year.
答案：1.D；2. C；3. A