Source: BBC News
- to place them in the tray provided
- to work something out
- an audible gasp
- to unveil
- first of all
- to deal with
- a laptop
- a gimmick
- to enhance
- to wheel out
- no matter how successful
After looking up the words above, listen to the report and answer the following questions:
- What all do you have to do before going through the security check?
- Why are the two newest members of staff called Holly and Graham?
- What was the reaction of the audience when they saw them for the first time? Why?
- Who does the reporter speak to?
- What are Holly and Graham doing at the airport?
- When are they going to start work?
- In what way will they make the passenger experience better?
- How will Holly and Graham be used in the future?
- How many people work in security at Luton airport?
- What won't they be doing in the future?
Spotlight on vocabulary:
a gimmick is something, which isn't serious or of value, that is designed to attract attention, especially to make them buy something.
- A: They give you free pens and notebooks when you enrol. B: It's just a gimmick.
- A: You get free coffee and biscuits if you get your hair cut there. B: It's just a sales gimmick. I like the hairdresser's where I go, even if you don't get coffee.