NOTES /SOLVED EXERCISES : TRAVELLER 3 KSA EDITION WORK BOOK (SECONDARY STAGE) 2016-17
NOTES /SOLVED EXERCISES : TRAVELLER 3 KSA EDITION WORK BOOK (SECONDARY STAGE) 2016-17
1 ROUND-UP (Student’s Book pp. 18-20)
- READ THE TEXT BELOW AND NOMPLETE THE GAPS. USE ONLY ONE WORD IN EACH GAP
When I was a child, I (1) ——————————— to be afraid of horses. I don’t remember (2) ——————————— told me
that horses were dangerous; maybe it was my grandmother
or a neighbour, but the fact was that I really suffered
(3) ——————————— this fear of mine. I never wanted
to go near a horse. My parents tried very hard to help
(4) ——————————— get over the problem. They told me
that horses are usually very calm and friendly animals, but
it was no use. (5) ——————————— I was about 12, my
older brother told my parents that he wanted to take riding
lessons and they agreed (6) ——————————— let him do
- Gradually, I (7) ——————————— used to the idea,
and started going to the competitions. The horses were so
beautiful (8) ——————————— friendly that I couldn’t help
liking them. That was how I started getting over my fear.
ANSWERS: (1-used )(2-who)(3-from )(4-me)(5-when )(6-to )(7-got)(8-and )
When the Internet first came into use, no one really knew
just what it was, what it could do, or even what to do with
- However, in a few short years, the possibilities soon
became obvious. Suddenly, everyone had access to a world
of information, from databases to dictionaries and online
Then the unthinkable happened. With the touch of a
button, we could tune into not only a world of information,
but also the world itself. Google Earth is perhaps one of the
most incredible technological applications of the Internet,
whose importance we haven’t yet fully understood.
Think about it. Some 100 years ago, people had just
begun to use the telephone. The car and aeroplane were
slowly coming into use. For most people, the idea of
intercontinental travel and communication was similar to
a modern day person considering a day trip to the Moon.
Knowledge of the Earth was then limited to the globe
sitting on an office desk or the world map put up on the
But now, everything has changed. Through Google Earth, we
can actually see our planet from outer space. We can find
our exact location through a simple search, quickly travel to
the Black Sea, pass over the Egyptian pyramids, and look in
wonder at the Himalayas — all within a matter of minutes.
Indeed, the world has become much smaller. We are no
longer individuals living in isolated countries. We are now a
global network of human beings waking up to a future single
community. Google Earth is just one indication, one symptom
of what is to come. It reveals the history of humanity, of our
planet, of our Earth. It also reveals our future responsibility,
our togetherness and the need for commitment to care for
this, our home.
Even more exciting is the fact that Google Earth has expanded
to include a ‘window’ into the universe. The Google Sky
application looks into the stars, offering a telescopic look at
the various solar systems, constellations and galaxies found
in space. Now even the sky is not the limit. Humanity can
look even further away.
- READ THE TEXT ABOUT GOOGLE EARTH AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS 1-6. CHOOSE A, B OR C.
- According to the author, Google Earth is
- an interesting, but minor technological invention.
- an application having very significant consequences.
- a simple way to look at the world.
- Why does the author mention cars and aeroplanes?
- because in ancient times such technology was unavailable
- to point out the way in which people tend to travel
- to contrast past and present forms of culture and technology
- The author mentions all of the following about Google Earth except
- that we can locate our position.
- that it is expensive to use.
- that any part of the world can be seen in a matter of minutes.
- According to the author, the importance of Google Earth is that it reveals
- that Earth is in fact a geometrically small planet.
- that humanity is undergoing a global change.
- that people want to travel and see the world.
- What is the author referring to by a ‘window’ into the universe?
- a picture of a star
- looking into space
- a view from a room
- What best describes the author’s feelings about Google Earth?
- He is excited about it.
- He is very negative about it.
- He thinks people should be more careful with it.
2 ROUND-UP -9 Student’s Book pp.
- READ THE TEXT BELOW AND DECIDE WHICH ANSWER A, B OR C BEST FITS EACH GAP
All those fascinating books that children read usually have a very strong (1) ———————————— on them. In my case, it
was more than that. They even (2) ———————————— me to become a writer myself. I started writing my ﬁrst stories
at the age of fourteen with the aim of having them published in the school newspaper. However, I was not feeling
(3) ———————————— enough about my abilities as a writer, so I (4) ———————————— them in the bottom
drawer of my desk and practically forgot they ever existed. However, one day my mum found them while she was tidying up
my room and since she is a (5) ———————————— person, she read all of them. To my surprise, she told me I had a(n)
(6) ———————————— talent for writing and that I should go for it if that’s what I really wanted. As I always
(7) ———————————— my rnum’s opinion, I followed her advice and asked the school newspaper editor if he could
publish my stories. He did and, in fact, they were very successful. This provided me with the (8) ————————————I needed to go on. At the age of 21, I won first prize in a national story competition and started writing professionally.
|1. a. Victory
2. a. motivated
3. a. courageous
4. a. gathered
5. a. curious
6. a. ordinary
7. a. admire
8. a. desire
Abdullah Mohammed Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier, Morocco on 24th
- At the age of twenty, he left home and embarked on an adventure
last nearly thirty years. He went on Hajj to Makkah and then continued
which took him to almost all the lands of the Muslim world and beyond,
China, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Byzantium and
Russia. The distance this extraordinary traveller covered is estimated to be
he returned to Morocco, he narrated his adventures to Ibn Iuzay who wrote
down in a manuscript referred to as the Rihla, or the ‘Journey.’
unfortunately, Ibn Battuta’s huge contribution to geography has gone largely
and people all over the world need to rediscover the important
of Muslims in various fields.
Many people regard lean Monnet, born in Cognac, France, in 1888, as the father
of the European Union. He believed that European countries would benefit if
they worked together. For this reason, he encouraged cooperation and creative
dialogue. He believed that Europe would one day become a community which
would share common interests. During World War I his attempts at promoting
and organising better economic cooperation between the Allies were not very
successful. However, his greatest contribution towards this goal came after Worlds
War II when there was growing tension between Germany and France. Since
he was afraid that war would break out once again, lean Monnet suggested that
German’s and France’s coal and steel resources should be controlled by an
independent authority. This was the beginning of what was to become a union of
Ahmed Hassan Zewail is a famous Egyptian scientist who was born in 1946. He
chemistry and Physics at the University of Alexandria where he received
bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Science. Later on, he moved to the United State complete his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1999 he was awarded
Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering work on femtochemistry.
Apart Nobel Prize, he has received many other award
such as the Wolf Prize in chemistry
the Tolman Medal and Welch Award. He has also received the Grand Coller of the Nile which is Egypt’s highest state honour. Undoubtedly, through his work and research, Ahmed Hassan Zewail has managed to win the title of one of the scientists of the 21st century.
- YOU ARE GOING TO READ THREE SHORT TEXTS ABOUT PEOPLE
WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. FOR QUESTIONS 1-8,
CHOOSE FROM THE PEOPLE (A-C). THE PEOPLE MAY BE
CHOSEN MORE THAN ONCE.
|1. received an important award for their work?
2. experienced different cultures?
3. played a big role in getting countries to work together?
4. had his adventures recorded in a book?
5. has been given many prestigious awards?
6. has not received much attention for their contribution to a science?
7. did something to prevent war?
8. has been listed as one of the most important researchers of our time?
3 ROUND-UP Student’s Book pp. 50-52
- LOOK AT THE TEXTS 1-5. WHAT DOES EACH TEXT SAY? CHOOSE A, B OR C.
|(1) Do not touch. If you
break any of the
ornaments, you must
pay for them.
- You can pick up the ornaments to look more closely at them
- You are not allowed to pick up the ornaments.
- If you touch an ornament, you must pay for it.
|(2) TO ALL STUDENTS:
Two history books were Found in the
Owners please contact your teacher
For Further information.
- All students should contact their teacher
- The history books are in the playground
- Two students have lost something.
someone From the
bookshop phoned. They
have that book you
ordered but they will
only hold it till Wednesday
Will you be able to go
before then or do you
wont me to pick it up?
- Mary’s book will arrive on Wednesday.
- The bookshop will order the book before Wednesday.
- Mary needs to collect the book by Wednesday.
No bicycles allowed. Please
leave your bicycles outside
E the underground station.
- People can take their bicycles into the underground.
- People must not bring their bicycles into the underground.
- Bicycles should not be left outside the underground.
PLEHSE HUTE THERE HHS BEEN H
PLHTFURN CHHHGE. THE BLHCKPUEIL
HURTH TRHIH UH PLFITFURM 4 UJILL
HUT BE STOPPING FIT BULTUH. PILL
PHSSENGERS EUIHE TU BDLTDH MUST
GU TD PLHTFUFEH 1 UJHERE THEY EHH
BUFIRD THE SEIUTHPURT TRHIH.
- Passengers going to Bolton must go to platform 1.
- Passengers going to Southport can take the train on platform 4
- Passengers going to Blackpool must go to platform 1.
- COMPLETE THE SECOND SENTENCE SO THAT IT HAS A SIMILAR MEANING TO THE FIRST SENTENCE, USING THE WORD GIVEN
DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN.YOU MUST USE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE WORDS, INCLUDING THE WORD GIVEN.
- The last time I cooked spaghetti was two months ago.(not)
I ————————————————————-two months.
- When did you last visit your grandmother? (it)
How ————————————————————you last visited your grandmother?
- Kevin started playing tennis three weeks ago.(been)
Kevin———————————————— for three weeks.
- I am sure that man isn’t Naim’s father as he is too young. (be)
That man ————————————————-as he is too young.
- I would prefer to stay in tonight as I have to wake up early tomorrow. (rather)
I ————————————————————-as I have to wake up early tomorrow.
- If your stomach ache doesn’t get any better, you should see a doctor. (had)
You ——————————————–if your stomach ache doesn’t get any better.
- Anwar is surely tired after working for ten hours straight. (must)
Anwar———————————————- after working for ten hours straight.
- You needn’t come to the museum if you don’t feel like it. (have)
You —————————————————to the museum if you don’t feel like it.
ANSWERS: (1-have not cooked spaghetti for )(2-long has it been since )(3-has been playing tennis)(4- can’t be Naim’s father )(5- would rather stay in tonight)(6-had better see a doctor)(7-must be tired)(8-don’t have to come)
- READ THE TEXT ON PAGE 35 ABOUT A YOUNG CLIMBER. SIX SENTENCES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TEXT.
CHOOSE FROM A-G THE ONE WHICH FITS EACH GAP (1-6). THERE IS ONE EXTRA SENTENCE WHICH YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE.
A: I was so tired just collapsed–but I was really happy as well.
B: But that didn’t discourage Oliver.
C: But the ﬁnal 500 ft of ice and snow was where the real challenge began.
D: His previous climbs include Ben Nevis and the 11,000 ft Mont Taillon in the Pyrenees.
E: On achieving his goal, he jumped up and down with joy.
F: They were all roped together for safety.
G: The 13-year-old boy earned himself a place in mountaineering history by climbing the Matterhorn
PEAK OF PERFECTION
While most schoolboys spent the summer playing in the sunshine, Oliver Burr was climbing very high. (1- —-)
More lives have been lost on the Matterhorn than on any other Alpine mountain. (2- —-) He is considered
to be the youngest Briton to have conquered the 14,690 ft ice-capped peak on the Swiss-Italian border.
Oliver did not tell the guides leading the climb that he was three years below the normal minimum age, until
; just before they set off. The sports-mad youngster satisfied them that he was fit and capable enough for the
expedition. He and his father Charles, 42, left the Hornli Hut base camp at 4am with an American climber
and three Swiss guides. (3- —-)
‘lt was pitch dark to start with and we had to use head torches,’ said Oliver yesterday. ‘It was quite scary. (4- —-)
I had been looking forward to the ice part, but it was frightening because there were big
- drops and my arms weren’t long enough to reach the next ledge. When I got to the top I was absolutely
exhausted. (5- —-) The views were amazing.
Mr Burr said, ‘When Oliver came down he was treated like a hero. The guides said they had never known a
1 younger Briton to have climbed the mountain. We felt absolutely wonderful.’ Guide Kurt Lauber said that it
; was a great achievement and added, ‘For a 13-year-old boy the Matterhorn is very hard work and a difficult
1 test of ability, stamina and fitness.’ Oliver used to go hiking and started mountaineering during Lake District
l holidays with his family. (6- —-) ’When I saw a picture of the Matterhorn, I thought I would really like to
1 climb it because it looked so good,’ he said.
Next year Oliver plans to climb the 15,771 ft Mont Blanc before turning his attention to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s
highest mountain at 19,340 ft. In the meantime, he will return to King’s School, Macclesfield. There, he will have
little trouble with the traditional beginning of term essay on ‘What I did during the summer holidays.
4 ROUND-UP Students Book pp. 66-68
- READ THE TEXT AND COMPLETE THE BLANKS WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN CAPITALS.
There has been a lot of controversy lately about whether our planet still has a chance to be saved.
Considering the serious damage to the environment such as the (1) —————————— of the ozone
layer, some say it is a (2) —————————— case. On the other hand, there are the optimists who
strongly believe that the (3) —————————— effects of human interference can be reversed as long
as there is greater environmental (4) —————————— among people. Education plays the most
important role in this. People should be taught from a young age the importance of (5) ——————————
and using (6) —————————— friendly products. They should also be encouraged to use
(7) —————————— sources of energy as much as possible. If we all cooperate, we can definitely
make a (8) —————————— .
ANSWERS: (1-DESTRUCTION )(2-HOPELESS )(3-HARMFUL)(4-AWARENESS )(5-RECYCLING )(6-ENVIRONMENTALLY )(7-ALTERNATIVES )(8-DIFFERENCE)
- READ THE TEXT BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS 1-6. WRITE T FOR TRUE, F FOR FALSE, OR NM FOR NOT MENTIONED
- One of the islands has the same name as the state.
- None of the volcanoes on Hawaii are active.
- Tourists can visit the centre of Diamond Head.
- Molokini is on the island of Maui.
- Taking home sand from Punalu’u is not allowed.
- Kaihalulu’s sand is red from the volcanic activity.
The state of Hawaii is a chain of hundreds of islands in the Pacific Ocean which
were formed by volcanic explosions that occurred on the ocean floor. There are
eight main islands, and the largest one, Hawaii, is also called the ‘Big Island.’ This
keeps people from confusing the name of the island with the name of the whole
state. The Big Island was formed by the eruptions of ﬁve different volcanoes.
Kilauea, on the Big Island, is the most active volcano in the world.
Le’ahi, more commonly known as Diamond Head, is a volcanic crater located
on the island of O’ahu. It is an inactive volcano that has an American military
base in the centre of it. Diamond Head is a popular spot for visitors to the nearby
Waikiki beach, and the state capital of Honolulu. Molokini is a moon-shaped
extinct volcanic crater located in the water near the island of Maui. The crater is
an extremely popular spot for scuba divers and snorkellers because of the rare sea
life and coral that are located only here. No one actually lives on this island, but
many people visit it every day with their boats.
Punalu’u is a very famous beach located on the Big Island. Punaluh
is well known because it actually has black sand. The sand formed
from the volcano when lava combined with water and cooled. The
sand is protected by the Hawaiian government, and it is against the
T law to remove it from the island. Kaihalulu is a beach on the coast
of Maui that is known for its beautiful red sand. Kaihalulu is one
of the few red sand beaches in the world. Its sand is red from the
cliffs that overlook it. Iron from the rock colours the sand a bright
red. With such unique geographical features, it is no surprise that
7″‘ Hawaii is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the
5 ROUND-UP Student’s Book pp. 82-84
- READ THE TEXT AND COMPLETE THE GAPS. USE ONLY ONE WORD EACH GAP.
I am a deep sleeper and I hardly ever wake up (1) ————————————– the middle of the night. That is why keep
wondering why woke up last night of all nights. What do I mean? Well, strangely enough, I couldn’t sleep well last
night due to a headache that was giving me a hard time. (2) ————————————– a result, I decided to go downstairs to the
kitchen to take an aspirin. As I was walking down the stairs, I suddenly heard someone trying to unlock the front door.
I hid behind the kitchen door and, (3) ————————————– my astonishment , I saw two men dressed in black entering the
house. It turned (4) ————————————– that they were burglars because they quickly started searching through every
drawer in the house trying to find money or valuable jewellery. I quietly left the house through the back door and went
over to a neighbour’s house from (5) ————————————– I called the police. They arrived in (6) ————————————–
time and caught the two burglars (7) ————————————– action. So, I have to admit that everything ended well, apart
(8) ————————————– the fact that I was scared to death. However, I don’t think I will ever be able to sleep deeply again.
- READ THE TEXT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
- Choose a, b, c or d.
THE RELUCTANT DETECTIVE
James Sullivan had always wanted to be a detective. He
had spent his childhood reading any book that he could lay
his hands on about detectives, crimes and solving mysteries.
If anything went missing or something was not right, James
would be called upon to find the answer. The fact that he
was almost always successful helped to build his name
to such an extent that all the kids in the neighbourhood
looked upon him with respect. Everyone knew that he had
what it takes to be a detective! In a neighbourhood Where
cops and robbers was the game to play, his qualities were
much admired! He was very clever and never missed even
the smallest detail. Small wonder then that he managed to
become one of L.A.’s finest detectives.
In spite of all his experience, he always felt sick upon
reaching a crime scene. People expect detectives to be used
to this kind of thing but James was not and never would
- He always kept a paper bag in the pocket of his coat
just in case he needed it. He almost always did. You see,
you never know what a job is like until you try it. He often
wished he had chosen another line of work. Working in an
office sounded nice! A nice nine to ﬁve job, working on
a computer in a room with your name on the door. How
different from his life. Being woken up at 3 o’clock in the
morning and being told your services were required. Going
to places that no living soul would wish to go knowing that
your life was in danger. He had even left his hometown for
his career. What a fool he had been leaving all his friends
and family! As a result, he would spend the rest of his life
He got the call at around 2 o’clock in the morning. The
fact that he had gone to bed at 1 o’clock made it all the
worse, because he had just fallen asleep when the phone
rang. He had trouble sleeping most of the time. He tossed
and turned until, at some point, he finally fell asleep. This
was one of those nights, so he truly did not appreciate being
woken up. Nevertheless, he picked up the phone only to
hear someone telling him to go to a downtown hotel where
a murder had occurred earlier that night. Fifteen minutes
later Sullivan was driving to the scene of the crime. At the
time he didn’t know and couldn’t possibly imagine what he
would find there.
- What do we learn about James Sullivan as a child?
- He read all sorts of books.
- He didn’t like reading.
- He read books related to a speciﬁc topic.
- He had difficulty laying his hands on books.
- We are told that James Sullivan
- became a very good detective.
- had a bad name as a child.
- hardly ever succeeded in solving a mystery.
- was usually blamed when things went missing.
- What does the writer say about James Sullivan?
- He had little experience in investigating a crime scene.
- He enjoyed investigating a crime scene.
- He never got used to investigating a crime scene
- He always found a paper bag at a crime scene.
- It is clear that Sullivan
- liked his office.
- regretted leaving his hometown.
- enjoyed working from nine to five.
- never regretted becoming a detective.
- James Sullivan was used to getting
- calls at unusual hours.
- a good night’s sleep.
- to bed early.
- lots of exercise.
- That night Sullivan
- never answered the call.
- decided not to go to the hotel.
- had slept well before he was woken up.
- wasn’t prepared for what was going to follow.
ANSWERS: (1-c)(2-a)(3-c)(4-b)(5-a) (6-d)
6 ROUND-UP Student’s Book pp. 98-100
- READ THE TEXT BELOW AND DECIDE WHICH ANSWER A, B OR C BEST FITS EACH GAP
STRANDED ON SAFARI
When my brother suggested going on a safari,
I thought Zimbabwe would be an (1) ——————————- holiday
destination. We stayed on a reserve, close to which
leopards, elephants and crocodiles roamed and on the
ﬁrst two days we really (2) ——————————- being so close to
On the third day, we hired a car to explore the
(3) ——————————- African landscape. On the way, we saw
signs not to leave the car. However, after driving for
hours on end, we eventually ran out of petrol. To make
matters worse, we got lost and we had no other
(4) ——————————- but to spend the night in the car.
The next day, very early in the morning, we decided to
walk back. We reached the reserve after ten long hours.
Naturally, the staff were very worried about us.
(5) ——————————-, they told us they had sent a jeep to look
for us and they apologised for not being able to help.
Undoubtedly, this holiday was one we will never
forget. And despite our little adventure, Zimbabwe
is a beautiful country which has got so many (6) ——————————-
worth visiting. We will certainly go there again.
|1. a. ideal
2. a. accommodated
3. a. impressive
4. a. option
5. a. Moreover
6. a. objects
c. Without a doubt
- YOU ARE GOING TO READ A TEXT ABOUT A HOLIDAY ON LLE DE RE. SIX SENTENCES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TEXT. CHOOSE FROM A-G THE ONE WHICH FITS EACH GAP (1-6). THERE IS ONE EXTRA SENTENCE WHICH YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE
- I went there with my wife and two children last year and I have to say it was a truly enjoyable holiday.
- We bought some fresh baguettes from the bakery for our picnic.
- However, all too soon, our two week holiday was over and we were on the plane returning home.
- We drove to the capital of the island, which is a charming harbour town.
‘ E. However, we didn’t let the bad weather bring us down and armed with umbrellas and raincoats we went exploring.
- This tradition goes back to a time when animals working in the ﬁelds were covered with cloth to protect them from mosquito bites.
- The children ran into the sea for a swim while we were reading books and talking.
Ile de Re is an enchanting island off the Atlantic coast
of France. It is a great place for a family holiday with
activities and attractions that will appeal to everyone,
both young and old. We ﬂew into La Rochelle
airport and from there we drove across the bridge which
connects Ile de Re to mainland France. The island has a
scenic landscape with unspoilt beaches, forests, ports and
On our ﬁrst day, we were disappointed because it was
pouring with rain. We discovered a wonderful
local market which sold fruit, vegetables, fish and oysters.
We discovered hidden alleyways and pathways which led
us down to beautiful gardens and vegetable patches. Soon
we found ourselves on the coast looking at a spectacular
beach. The weather had finally cleared and the grey clouds
had given way to a bright blue sky.
The island is very picturesque so the following day we
rented a car and set off to explore it. It has
some impressive historical buildings and there are plenty
of restaurants and cafes on the waterfront which serve a
large selection of delicious meals. Also, we took the kids
for a ride on the famous donkeys of the capital, which are
dressed in gingham trousers. We managed to pack a lot of sightseeing and several
trips to nearby islands into the following days. I will always remember my family holiday in Ile de Re
with great fondness. Who knows, perhaps one day we will
return there again.
7 ROUND-UP Student’s Book pp. 114-116
- COMPLETE THE SECOND SENTENCE SO THAT IT HAS A SIMILAR MEANING TO THE ﬁRST SENTENCE USING THE WORD GIVEN.
DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN. YOU MUST USE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE WORDS, INCLUDING THE WORD GIVEN.
- There’s no point getting upset over unimportant matters.
It’s —————————————————— upset over unimportant matters.
- Shall we go fishing this weekend?
How—————————————————— this weekend?
- Kevin prefers to work part-time this summer.
Kevin—————————————————— part-time this summer.
- A professional interior designer is decorating our house.
We—————————————————— by a professional interior designer.
- They asked a plumber to ﬁx the water pipe.
They—————————————————— by a plumber.
- Mark didn’t tell his parents the truth, which was wrong.
Mark—————————————————— the truth.
- I am sure Ikram has visited this museum before.
- Jason was driving carelessly and almost had an accident.
Jason—————————————————— because he was driving carelessly.
ANSWERS: (1-NO USE GETTING )(2-ABOUT GOING FISHING )(3-WOULD RATHER WORK )(4- ARE HAVING OUR HOUSE DECORATED)(5-HAD THE WATER PIPE FIXED)(6- SHOULD HAVE TOLD HIS PARENTS )(7-MUST HAVE VISITED THIS MUSEUM )(8- ALMOST HAD AN ACCIDENT )
- READ THE TEXT ON PAGE 77 AND DECIDE WHETHER THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE (T)
FALSE (F) OR NOT MENTIONED (NM).
- The Airbus A380 had to be redesigned so that it could land at some airports.
- Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines all own an Airbus A380.
- The number of seats in ﬁrst class, business class and economy class is the same
- Only passengers in business class can enjoy more space.
- Singapore Airline’s twelve first-class suites all come with a double bed.
- Travelling on an Airbus A380 is less tiring than travelling on any other plane.
- It is cheaper to travel on an Airbus A380 than on any other plane.
- There are plans to build more Airbus A380 planes.
A STATE-OF- THE- ART AIRCRAFT
The new Airbus A380 is the largest passenger jet that
has ever been built. It can hold more passengers
and cargo than any other commercial aeroplane,
and most airports actually have to be redesigned in order
to provide room for it. Even though the first designs of this
giant aeroplane appeared back in 1994, it did not make its
first commercial ﬂight until October of 2007, from Singapore
to Sydney, Australia, with Singapore Airlines. This long
design period allowed the new Airbus jet aeroplane to be
perfected technologically as well as practically. It has since
been bought by Emirates Airlines as well as Qantas Airlines,
and more and more airlines are expressing interest.
The Airbus A380 is nearly 240 feet long and 260 feet
wide, from wing to wing. Because of its incredible size, it
can seat up to 840 passengers. However, since the seating
is divided into ﬁrst class, business class and economy class,
and each class has different seating arrangements, a total
of 555 passengers can be seated. In general, more space
means broader seats, more personal storage and better
head room in all three classes. There are two floors on the
Airbus A380, the upper including business and economy
class, and the lower including more economy seats as well
as ﬁrst-class seats. Singapore Airlines offers twelve private
first-class suites on its A380, each with one full and one
secondary seat, a full-sized bed, desk and personal storage
space. Four of these suites are in the form of two ‘double’
suites featuring a double bed. Qantas Airways’ first-class
seats feature a long flat bed that converts from the seat but
does not have privacy doors. Emirates Airline’s fourteen
first-class private suites have shared access to two ‘shower
spas’. First and business class passengers are offered snacks
and have shared access to a lounge with two sofas, in
addition to a first-class only private lounge.
The Airbus A380 is designed to make travelling more
comfortable for the passenger. The aeroplane includes
very efficient air ﬁlters, which refresh the air in the cabin
every three minutes helping passengers feel fresher both
during and after the ﬂight. Also, the noise in the cabin is
lower than any other existing aircraft, which helps reduce
tiredness and fatigue.
The Airbus A380 is also environmentally friendly.
Its engine emissions are well below international limits,
contributing to improved air quality around the airports it
serves. It also produces less than 75 grams of carbon dioxide
per passenger kilometre contributing to reduced greenhouse
gases in the atmosphere. The A380 also consumes less fuel
than most jet aeroplanes, making it not only a bigger, but in
many ways, a better aeroplane.