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Airport Vocabulary ESL Lesson Plan

Checking In At An Airport

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Video Length: 1:30

Updated on: 06/01/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Airport Vocabulary ESL Lesson Plan Description


This 'at the airport' ESL lesson plan on airport vocabulary and check-in contains activities, PDF worksheets, and digital materials for A2 pre-intermediate students. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to understand the process of airport check-in and use related vocabulary confidently in real-life situations, especially while travelling, as well as be able to manage checking in at the airport in English.


This ESL lesson plan on the airport and airport vocabulary, students are introduced to general discussion questions about airports and flying, prompting them to recall personal experiences and share stories. This helps students activate their prior knowledge about airports and flying. Your students delve deeper into essential ESL airport vocabulary terms, identifying items like boarding passes, carry-on bags, and gates using images. There is one more prediction-based exercise that has students discuss airport check-in a bit.


Students will dive into and watch a video of a man checking in for his flight and interacting with the airline check-in assistant. During the viewing activity, students will answer short questions and choose the correct word based on the context provided in the video.


After watching the video, students discuss some more questions about airports, flying, and check-in. They'll also engage in a dialogue gap-fill exercise which reinforces the usage of some of the airport vocabulary terms they've studied in the lesson up to this point.


The communicative tasks involve students in role plays as passengers and airport staff, practising real-life dialogues they might encounter at the airport. Additionally, they will be working with the grammar focus of the lesson, using the present continuous tense for near-future actions within the context of air travel.

Benefits of using this airport vocabulary ESL lesson plan:

  • Familiarises students with common airport procedures, reducing travel anxiety.
  • Provides a real-world context to practice and learn essential air travel vocabulary.
  • Reinforces the application of the present continuous tense in real-life scenarios.
  • Encourages cultural and practical discussions, preparing students for global travel experiences.

We hope you enjoy this ESL lesson plan on airports for A2 students. With a blend of engaging activities, it's tailored to boost your students' conversational confidence and understanding of the check-in process. Dive in and download this lesson plan on airport vocabulary.

Video Description

In this video, a man checks in for his flight and communicates about the details of his flight with the airline check-in assistant.

Lesson Activities


Airports, Check-In, Flying


Short Answers, Choose the Correct Word


Images, Dialogue Gap-Fill (Questions)


Present Continuous (for near future)


Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Airport Check-In, Flying

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