The Reading / Listening - Air Routes - Level 0

An air-travel company says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. There were over 30,500 flights between the two cities last year. That's one flight every 17 minutes. Asia has the top seven busiest air routes. New York to Toronto, and Dubai to Kuwait were the busiest routes outside of Asia.



The busiest route for passenger numbers was Hong Kong to Taipei. More than 6.5 million people flew this route. The world's busiest domestic air route was Seoul to Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights flew that route. That's almost one flight every seven-and-a-half minutes. The only long-haul flight in the top 20 was New York to London.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Air Routes - Level 1 Air Routes - Level 2   or  Air Routes - Level 3

Sources
    businesstoday.in/sectors/aviation/this-is-the-world-busiest-international-flight-route/story/276251.html
  • https://sg.news.yahoo.com/worlds-busiest-international-airline-routes-141329888.html
  • https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/05/kl-to-singapore-is-the-busiest-airline-route-in-the-world/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. An air-travel
  2. There were over
  3. between
  4. That's one flight
  5. the top seven
  6. Dubai
  7. the busiest
  8. outside of
  1. every 17 minutes
  2. routes
  3. 30,500 flights
  4. Asia
  5. the two cities
  6. busiest air routes
  7. company
  8. to Kuwait

Paragraph 2

  1. The busiest route for passenger
  2. More than 6.5
  3. flew this
  4. The world's busiest domestic
  5. 65,000 flights flew
  6. every seven-and-
  7. The only long-
  8. in the top
  1. route
  2. haul flight
  3. numbers
  4. 20
  5. air route
  6. that route
  7. million people
  8. a-half minutes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An (1) ___________________ says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. (2) ___________________ 30,500 flights between (3) ___________________ last year. That's one flight (4) ___________________. Asia has the top seven (5) ___________________. New York to Toronto, and Dubai to Kuwait were the busiest (6) ___________________ Asia.

The (7) ___________________ passenger numbers was Hong Kong to Taipei. More (8) ___________________ million people (9) ___________________. The world's busiest (10) ___________________ was Seoul to Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights (11) ___________________. That's almost one flight every seven-and-a-half minutes. The (12) ___________________ flight in the top 20 was New York to London.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anair-travelcompanysaysSingaporetoKualaLumpuristhebusiestinte
rnationalairroute.Therewereover30,500flightsbetweenthetwocities
lastyear.That'soneflightevery17minutes.Asiahasthetopsevenbusie
stairroutes.NewYorktoToronto,andDubaitoKuwaitwerethebusiestro
utesoutsideofAsia.ThebusiestrouteforpassengernumberswasHong
KongtoTaipei.Morethan6.5millionpeopleflewthisroute.Theworld'sbu
siestdomesticairroutewasSeoultoJeju.In2017,65,000flightsflewtha
troute.That'salmostoneflighteveryseven-and-a-halfminutes.Theonl
ylong-haulflightinthetop20wasNewYorktoLondon.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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Answers

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