Unit 13 :
Overweight Luggage



Learn how to deal with an overweight luggage.

What will you do if you have an overweight luggage but then you don’t want to remove anything on it?

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Try to give the meaning of each word and use them to create sentences.

  • luggage (n)
  • pounds (n)
  • overweight (adj)
  • baggage allowance (n)
  • checked bag (n)
  • passport (n)
  • suitcase (n)
  • boarding pass (n)
  • carry- on bag (n)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Ma’am, I’m sorry, but your luggage is overweight.

How much does it weigh?

It’s 55 pounds.

And what are the baggage allowance rules?

You can have one checked bag of 50 pounds and a carry-on bag. You can either take things out or pay an overweight fee.

How much is the fee?

 It’s 25 pounds.

 I’ll take some stuff out.

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Let’s practice

Complete the dialogue with your teacher.

A: I’m afraid, my luggage is overweight.

B: ____________________________.


A: Can you help me find for a solution. 



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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



I don’t know how much luggage I can take on the plane with me.

You need to look up each individual airline online to get their restrictions.

 I just wonder what the general rules are.

In the United States, if you fly economy on a domestic flight, you usually have to pay for checked baggage.

What about international flights?

On international flights, you usually have a two-bag limit with weight restrictions.

What about carry-on bags?

All airlines will allow you to bring one small carry-on that will fit under the seat. Sometimes you can also bring a purse or handbag. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for travelers in regard to luggage?

Keep it light in regard to what you pack. Figure out what you absolutely need and leave the rest at home.


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Let’s Practice

Choose the correct answer.

1. How many luggage can I bring if I travel in an international flight?    

         A. The luggage should weigh at least 50 pounds.

         B. You can bring two-bag limit with weight restrictions.

2. What will I do if I don’t know how many luggage can I bring?   

         A. Try to call each airline and ask about their luggage rules.   

         B.Bring a lot of your stuffs, they will consider it.

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Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1. You are in the airport and then you realized that you did not weigh your luggage so when you entered the luggage area, you were shocked that you have an overweight luggage, what will you do in this situation?
  1. How often do you travel? Do you usually have a lot of luggage when you travel? Why or why not?