Professor: Do you visit your parents on the holiday, Winnie?
Agent: Good afternoon sir, may I help you?
Todd: Yes, I need to buy a ticket from Los Angeles to the capitol of Alaska.
Agent: Alright, when would you like to leave?
Todd: I would like to leave December 24th and return January 3rd.
Professor: Well if his flight is delayed, maybe he could ask Santa Claus for a ride home.
Agent: Do you want a direct flight?
Todd: Yes, I want to fly non-stop.
Agent: Alright, the cheapest direct flight is $500.
Todd: Are there any cheaper flights?
Agent: Yes, there is a connecting flight with one layover for $400.
Professor: Winnie, do you know what a layover is?
知道啊，如果你坐的不是直达航班direct或是non-stop flight，而是要中途转机的话，这个转机就是layover, layover.
Professor: Yes. For example, you can say you had a three-hour layover in Chicago when you flew to New York.
Todd: Well, I'll take the direct flight.
Agent: Where would you like to sit?
Todd: Is there an aisle seat available?
Agent: No, there is only a window seat.
Todd: Alright, I'll take the window seat.
Professor: Winnie, do you like sitting in the window seat or the aisle seat?
Window seat就是靠窗的座位，aisle seat则是靠过道的座位。我倒是无所谓，坐哪儿都行，不过千万别有个大哭大闹的孩子坐在我旁边！
Professor: Yes, I really hate it when there is a crying baby near me on a plane. I can never fall asleep.
Agent: Would you like to fly first-class?
Todd: How much does a first-class ticket cost?
Agent: A first-class ticket is $3,000.
Todd: Umm ... I think I'll just fly in the economy class.
Professor: Well, there is another way to reach your dream. You could earn frequent flyer miles.
Frequent flyer miles? 就是常飞客积攒的里程数吧？对！这也是个好办法，可以用里程换积分，攒够了升级坐头等舱！
Professor: Yes! You know, sometimes people also call economy class "coach."
Todd: What if I need to cancel my trip for some reason? Can I get a refund?
Agent: You can get a refund if you cancel your trip one day before you leave.
Todd: What if I need to cancel my trip at the last minute?
Agent: In that case, the tickets are non-refundable.
Professor Bowman, 什么叫 at the last minute？
Professor: If you did something as late as possible, you can say you did it at the last minute. For example, "I wasn't going to give any homework at the end of class, but then I changed my mind at the last minute."
Professor: Let's tune in next time and find out!
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