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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Holiday Vocabulary: Travelling by Plane

On this page you will learn some common words and expressions to describe taking a journey by plane.


Put the following into the correct order:

A) Board the plane
B) Wait for the flight to be called

C) Go through passport control
D) Take off

E) Check in your luggage
F) Go to the departure lounge

G) Get your boarding pass
H) Go to the correct gate

Well done. The correct answers are: A7. B5. C3. D8. E1. F4. G2. H6.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the text below with the missing words from the list above.

Anyway, I arrived at the airport early and checked A) really quickly. Once I had my boarding B) I decided to go straight through C) passport so that I could relax in the departure D) with a good book. I wasn't really concentrating and when my flight was E) I got up and rushed off - to the wrong F) ! Luckily I had time to spare and managed to G) the plane. Anyway, we've just taken H) and I'm really looking forward to my holiday.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) in, B) pass, C) control, D) lounge, E) called, F) gate, G) board, H) off.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Have you been on a plane recently?
Do you enjoy flying?
Is your local airport a good place to fly from?



Study Tip

Make a list of actions that you go through when doing something. For example, if you were preparing for a holiday you might:
1) look through some holiday brochures
2) choose a destination
3) book the holiday
4) get travel insurance
4) change some money
5) ...