(Level: upper-intermediate to advanced / B2 to C1 / ***)
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You are going to watch a CNN programme focusing on this issue.
The following words could be useful:
to slash costs: reduce the costs drastically réduire les coûts
the counterpart: someone who is similar or equal (elsewhere) homologue / collègue
the likelihood: probability possibilité / probability
efficiency rating: efficiency ratio / the measurement of how well a company can manage income and expenses rapport coût - efficacité / cote d'efficacité / rendement
a fare: price paid for the transport prix du transport / billet
Answer the following question:
Are the following statements true or false?
Justify your answers!
- The budget companies are less safe than the "regular" carriers.
- The pilots working for low-cost companies are less trained than their counterparts in traditional airlines.
- The aircraft used by budget companies are generally newer than in other companies.
You can also watch the CNN report by clicking HERE
When you are finished, you can check your answers:
1 The budget companies are less safe than the "regular" carriers.
2 The pilots working for low-cost companies are less trained than their counterparts in