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At the Airport

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Working at the reception desk for an airline can be hard work when you consider all the different people you have to deal with.

Correct entry:   deal with
The error was: (d) hold with

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If you are about to book a long haul flight to the other side of the world, it's a good idea to check for the most economical route.

Correct entry:   economical
The error was: (d) economic

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As the working party had several hours to wait for the next flight, some of the members decided to go on a short excursion to a local castle.

Correct entry:   excursion
The error was: (c) expedition

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When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself, you can usually save money because the goods are less expensive.

Correct entry:   expensive
The error was: (d) valuable

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If you or a member of your family work for an airline, one of the great advantages is that you get a substantial reduction in the price of your air ticket.

Correct entry:   substantial
The error was: (c) substantive

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The service that you receive on this particular airline is equivalent to that you would receive in a five star hotel.

Correct entry:   equivalent
The error was: (c) ambivalent

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We were having such an enjoyable time on our holiday that we visited our travel agent at the airport and asked whether it would be possible to extend our stay by another week.

Correct entry:   extend
The error was: (d) lengthen

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The purpose of having an open day at the airport when everybody was invited to look round and see the way it was run was to encourage prospective clients.

Correct entry:   prospective
The error was: (d) perspective

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There is a large board in the main hall of the airport where you can easily read the different destinations to which airlines can take you.

Correct entry:   destinations
The error was: (d) terminations

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If you go to a major airport in a capital city, you can often see very distinguished people setting out on their journeys.

Correct entry:   distinguished
The error was: (b) extinguished

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