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A British airline has sent a big bill to a disruptive passenger. A Jet2 flight from London to Turkey had to go back to London. This was because the passenger was causing so much trouble. The CEO of Jet2 said the passenger’s behaviour was one of the worst they had seen.

Jet2 sent a bill for £85,000 ($106,000) to the passenger. The bill is for the cost of going back to London. Jet2 have also banned the passenger for life. When the plane landed, the passenger was taken by police. She put the plane in danger.

The Jet2 CEO said they will not have this type of behaviour on their planes. He hopes that other people will see this as a warning. Causing trouble on their planes will not be allowed.

Difficult words

Bill (v/n): To make someone pay money.

Disruptive (adj):  The action of causing trouble for others.

Behaviour (n): How a person acts.

Ban (v/n): Make a rule to not allow something.

Warning (n): Something that tells others to be careful, possible danger.

Activities

For listening practise, listen to the recorded article here:

British English:

American English:

Match the Synonym!

 1. Bill  A. Tell of danger.
 2. Disruptive  B. Not Allow
 3. Behaviour  C. Trouble
 4. Ban  D. Receipt
 5. Warning  E. Actions

True or False?

1. A British airline gave a passenger £84,000. T / F

2. The flight was from London to Turkey. T / F

3. The plane landed in Turkey. T / F

4. The passenger was disruptive. T / F

5. The passenger can go on more Jet2 flights in the future. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. sent / has / A / British airline / a / big / bill

2. a / £85,000 / sent / bill / Jet2 / for

3. of / is / the cost / to / London / The bill / going back / for

4. plane / danger / She / the / put / in

5. will not / on / allowed / be / Causing trouble / their planes

Listening and Vocabulary

Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.

British English:

American English:

Airline Flight Worst
Passenger Cost Trouble

A British _________ has sent a big bill to a disruptive passenger. A Jet2 _________ from London to Turkey had to go back to London. This was because the passenger was causing so much trouble. The CEO of Jet2 said the passenger’s behaviour was one of the _______ they had seen.

Jet2 sent a bill for £85,000 ($106,000) to the passenger. The bill is for the _______ of going back to London. Jet2 have also banned the passenger for life. When the plane landed, the _____________ was taken by police. She put the plane in danger.

The Jet2 CEO said they will not have this type of behaviour on their planes. He hopes that other people will see this as a warning. Causing __________ on their planes will not be allowed.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you think of this story?
4. Have you ever had a bad experience on a plane?
5. Is alcohol popular in your country?
6. Are there any restrictions on alcohol in your country?
7. Are budget airlines popular in your country?
8. What punishment should this woman receive?
9. Is the airline right to send her a bill?
10. How can airlines stop this type of behaviour?
11. Should airlines sell alcohol?
12. How would you improve the flying experience?
13. Do you think alcohol is the reason for the rise in disruptive passengers?
14. Have you ever noticed any bad behaviour during a flight?
15. What do you usually do to keep busy on a flight?
16. Do you like to order alcohol on a flight?
17. What do you think about plane food?
18. Should airports have different rules than the country they are in?
19. Are pubs or bars popular in your country?
20. What is a popular place for people to “hang-out” together in your country?