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Calm down: آرامش خود را حفظ کردن
Galley: آشپزخانه کوچک در هواپیما
Rigorous: بسیار سخت
To sue: پیگرد قانونی کردن
Overcaution: احتیاط بیش از اندازه
Reassure: خاطر جمع کردن
To train: آموزش دادن
این پادکست برای سطح C1 (آیلتس +6.5) طراحی شده است
fear of flying
Sue: Hi, Jackie
Jackie: ... about her fantastic holiday in South Africa. Um ... so you flew from ...
Sue: Heathrow airport in London
Sue: To Cape Town.
Jackie: Okay. How long was the flight?
Sue: 12 hours.
Jackie: Whoa, that's a long time! How .•. how was the flight, then?
Jackie: Oh, why?
Sue: It was very bumpy, a lot of turbulence, um ... especially over Africa. [Jackie: Right] And it's very big Africa, seven hours in the plane, down to Cape Town um ... and it's overnight, [Jackie: Right] so you can't see out the window.
Jackie: So was that a particular problem for you on this flight?
Sue: Yes, [Jackie laughs] it was.
Jackie: So it was worse than normal, then?
Sue: Yes . Much worse than normal, much more turbulent.
Jackie: Right, so really quite bumpy then.
Sue: Yeah and I get very scared and can't move.
Jackie: So what did you do?
Sue: Um... we had to speak to the steward on the plane who was a lovely man called Mark. I said I'm really scared and he came over and held my hand and calmed me right down while he was there, offered me a brandy and I asked for tea but they don't serve tea when the plane is bumping around because it's hot.
Jackie: It's a hot drink and... and there's a danger of it spilling on you.
Sue: Yeah. So they don't normally serve tea. So I couldn't have my normal cup of tea. Um... and then when it calmed down he asked me to go up and sit in the um... galley with him. So I went and talked too him for a while but it started to get bumpy again so I ran back to my seat.
Jackie: So when... when he was first talking to you, when you said to him, "Oh, I'm scared", what was his reaction, then?
Sue: He was saying that um... a plane can actually bump... turbulence isn't a problem to a plane, it can bump around all over the place and thewings can almost go vertical.
Jackie: So, you mean, they can almost go up and touch each other?
Sue: They can almost, 'cos they have such rigorous testing [Jackie: Right]
so they only put the seatbelt sign on because they're worried about people falling and then suing them.
Jackie: Ah, so they are overcautious, then?
Sue: They are overcautious.
Jackie: Right, right, okay.
Sue: But it didn't help me very much [Jackie: Right] and then I went and sat back down again and we had more turbulence and then he went off to bed to sleep for 3 hours and he introduced me to his friend on the plane um... another steward called Laura. And she then... every time we went through turbulence came up and held my hand and spoke to me very kindly and then spoke to the captain and um... asked the captain, said to the captain, and the captain said he wanted to see me.
Jackie: Not while he was flying.
Sue: No, when we landed.
Jackie: Oh, wow.
Sue: So I went up to the cockpit.
Jackie: You went in the cockpit?
Sue: I went into the cockpit [Jackie: Wow] at the end where they tried to reassure me even more, gave me a cup of tea and made sure everything was all right and asked me why I was scared um... about flying and explained about turbulence um... and I don't know, I still was scared.
Jackie: But how nice of them. They are trained.
Sue: British Airways, brilliant, [Jackie: fantastic] absolutely brilliant yeah.
Jackie: Sue, and I haven't even asked you about your holiday yet [Sue laughs] but that's great, thanks a tot.
Sue (right) in the cockpit with her daughter in Cape Town.