The Reading / Listening - Air Routes - Level 1

An air-travel information company says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. There were over 30,500 flights between the two cities in one year. That's 84 flights a day, or one every 17 minutes. National and budget airlines fly that route, which takes under an hour. Asia has the top seven busiest international air routes. New York LaGuardia 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. Singapore-Jakarta was second, with 4.7 million passengers. The world's busiest domestic air route was Seoul and the Korean island of Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights flew that route. That's almost 180 flights a day, or one every seven-and-a-half minutes. The only long-haul route in the top-20 list was New York JFK to London Heathrow.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Air Routes - Level 0 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. An air-travel information
  2. the busiest international
  3. There were over 30,500
  4. between the two
  5. That's 84 flights
  6. budget
  7. which takes under
  8. the busiest routes outside
  1. a day
  2. flights
  3. an hour
  4. of Asia
  5. air route
  6. company
  7. airlines
  8. cities

Paragraph 2

  1. The busiest route for passenger
  2. More than 6.5 million
  3. Singapore-Jakarta was
  4. 4.7
  5. domestic air
  6. 65,000 flights
  7. 180 flights
  8. long-
  1. million passengers
  2. route
  3. people
  4. a day
  5. numbers
  6. haul route
  7. flew that route
  8. second

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An (1) ___________________ company says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. (2) ___________________ 30,500 flights between the two cities in one year. That's 84 (3) ___________________, or one every 17 minutes. National and budget airlines (4) ___________________, which takes (5) __________________. Asia has the top seven busiest international air routes. New York LaGuardia to Toronto, and Dubai to Kuwait were the busiest (6) ___________________ Asia.

The (7) ___________________ passenger numbers was Hong Kong to Taipei. More than 6.5 million people (8) ___________________. Singapore-Jakarta (9) ______________ 4.7 million passengers. The world's busiest domestic (10) ___________________ Seoul and the Korean island of Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights flew that route. That's almost 180 flights a day, (11) ___________________ seven-and-a-half minutes. The only long-haul route in the (12) ___________________ was New York JFK to London Heathrow.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ebusiestinternationalairroute.Therewereover30,500flightsbetween
thetwocitiesinoneyear.That's84flightsaday,oroneevery17minutes.
Nationalandbudgetairlinesflythatroute,whichtakesunderanhour.Asi
ahasthetopsevenbusiestinternationalairroutes.NewYorkLaGuardiat
oToronto,andDubaitoKuwaitwerethebusiestroutesoutsideofAsia.Th
ebusiestrouteforpassengernumberswasHongKongtoTaipei.Moretha
n6.5millionpeopleflewthisroute.Singapore-Jakartawassecond,wi
th4.7millionpassengers.Theworld'sbusiestdomesticairroutewasSeo
ulandtheKoreanislandofJeju.In2017,65,000flightsflewthatroute.Th
at'salmost180flightsaday,oroneeveryseven-and-a-halfminutes.Th
eonlylong-haulrouteinthetop-20listwasNewYorkJFKtoLondonHea
throw.

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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