The Reading / Listening - Air Routes - Level 2

A new report by an air-travel information company says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. In the year ending February 2018, 30,537 flights flew between the two cities. There were 84 flights every day - one flight every 17 minutes. The route is covered by national and budget airlines. The flight time between the two cities is under an hour. Asia has the top seven busiest international air routes. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Osaka have the busiest traffic. New York LaGuardia to Toronto, and Dubai to Kuwait were the busiest routes outside of Asia.



The report had more statistics on how busy the skies were. The busiest route for passengers was Hong Kong to Taipei. More than 6.5 million people flew this route. Singapore-Jakarta was second, with 4.7 million; followed by Singapore-KL, with 4 million passengers. The world's busiest domestic air route was between Seoul and the Korean island of Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights flew that route, with almost 180 flights a day - 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 1   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. There were 84
  3. national and
  4. under
  5. Asia has the top
  6. the busiest
  7. Dubai
  8. the busiest routes outside
  1. to Kuwait
  2. budget airlines
  3. of Asia
  4. seven busiest
  5. traffic
  6. flights every day
  7. an hour
  8. company

Paragraph 2

  1. statistics on how
  2. The busiest route
  3. 4 million
  4. The world's busiest domestic
  5. 65,000 flights flew
  6. one every seven-and-
  7. The only long-
  8. in the top-
  1. haul route
  2. busy the skies were
  3. air route
  4. 20 list
  5. passengers
  6. that route
  7. for passengers
  8. a-half minutes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new report by (1) ___________________ information company says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the busiest international air route. In (2) ___________________ February 2018, 30,537 flights flew between the two cities. There were 84 (3) ___________________ - one flight every 17 minutes. The route is covered by national and budget airlines. The (4) ___________________ the two cities is under an hour. Asia has the top seven busiest international air routes. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Osaka have (5) ___________________. New York LaGuardia to Toronto, and Dubai to Kuwait were the busiest (6) ___________________ Asia.

The report had more (7) ___________________ busy the skies were. The (8) ___________________ passengers was Hong Kong to Taipei. More than 6.5 million (9) ___________________ route. Singapore-Jakarta was second, with 4.7 million; followed by Singapore-KL, with 4 million passengers. The world's busiest (10) ___________________ was between Seoul and the Korean island of Jeju. In 2017, 65,000 flights flew that route, with almost 180 flights a day - (11) ___________________-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

Anewreportbyanair-travelinformationcompanysaysSingaporetoKu
alaLumpuristhebusiestinternationalairroute.IntheyearendingFebru
ary2018,30,537flightsflewbetweenthetwocities.Therewere84flight
severyday-oneflightevery17minutes.Therouteiscoveredbynationa
landbudgetairlines.Theflighttimebetweenthetwocitiesisunderanhou
r.Asiahasthetopsevenbusiestinternationalairroutes.Singapore,Kual
aLumpur,SeoulandOsakahavethebusiesttraffic.NewYorkLaGuardiat
oToronto,andDubaitoKuwaitwerethebusiestroutesoutsideofAsia.Th
ereporthadmorestatisticsonhowbusytheskieswere.Thebusiestroute
forpassengerswasHongKongtoTaipei.Morethan6.5millionpeoplefle
wthisroute.Singapore-Jakartawassecond,with4.7million;followedb
ySingapore-KL,with4millionpassengers.Theworld'sbusiestdomestic
airroutewasbetweenSeoulandtheKoreanislandofJeju.In2017,65,00
0flightsflewthatroute,withalmost180flightsaday-oneeveryseven-an
d-a-halfminutes.Theonlylong-haulrouteinthetop-20listwasNewYo
rkJFKtoLondonHeathrow.

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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