Learn English with the News – Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed

The coronavirus pandemic has had a great impact on all commercial business, but the most hit industry is likely that of tourism and transport. The confusion of this situation has led to a plane which left from Germany to arrive in Italy only to find that the airport was closed. Watch the video and do the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Airline flies to Italy to find Airport is Closed | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.


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Full Text:

“We’re all excited about being able to travel again — but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most. The low-cost carrier resumed services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, Italy, on Saturday — but had to turn around at its destination because Olbia Airport is still closed. The flight took off on the 730-mile (1,170km) flight to Sardinia’s Olbia Airport on the morning of May 23, but was near Sardinia before being informed by air traffic control that it wasn’t open to commercial traffic. The plane stayed for a bit hoping for permission to land, but was not allowed. A diversion was proposed to Cagliari, some 120 miles away, but the flight crew decided to return to Düsseldorf. The only passengers on the flight were two Sardinians, and the voyage took a total of four hours and ten minutes. So how did this misunderstanding happen? A Eurowings representative told CNN Travel that the situation at numerous airports in Europe is very dynamic and sometimes information often changes at short notice. Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation had scheduled the reopening of the airport on Sunday, May 17, but that decision was rejected the same day at a regional level, which created some confusion. Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is currently closed until at least June 2, and hopefully those 2 passengers will make it back home.”