Mar 2, 2017

CHECK IN; CHECK somebody or something

4 cards
, 14 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. It’s a good idea to check in two hours before your flight is due to leave.
    2. The telephone kept ringing as he was trying to check the guests in.
    3. I watched the car leave, and then went to check in my suitcases.
    4. Has she checked you in yet?
    5. All the passengers have been checked in now.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.

      Check in’ means “to go to an official desk at a hotel or an airport and tell somebody that you have arrived”.
      • If you check somebody in, what do you do? Choose the best meaning.
        • you make sure they are in the correct place, are doing things correctly, etc.
        • you take somebody’s name, check their reservation, give them a key, documents, etc.

      • If you check something in, what do you do? Choose the best meaning.
        • you leave or accept luggage to be put on a plane
        • you deliver something to someone

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • I checked in.
        • I checked my bags in.
        • I checked in my bags.
        • I checked them in.
        • I checked in them.
        • The bags were checked in.

      • In two of these sentences the verb ‘check in’ is not used correctly. Can you find the mistakes?
        • We checked in Heathrow at 2 p.m. but our plane didn’t leave until nine.
        • You must never agree to check in other people’s baggage.
        • Let’s check our bags in first, then have a look at the shops.
        • After checking us in and having a quick shower, we went off to explore.

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