Interviews at Frankfurt Airport


On Monday, 17th July 2023 my class 5c took the train to Frankfurt Airport. Ms Becker, Ms Leifheit and three parents helped us find the departure hall on terminal 1. In groups of four-five we interviewed many different people. It was really exciting and we had a lot of fun.

We started our interviews like this: “Excuse us, do you speak English? We are doing a project for school and would like to practice our English. May we ask you some questions? Have you got a little time for us?“ Most people were really friendly and had time for us. Some didn’t have time but that wasn’t a problem for us. We told them: “It’s not a problem. Thank you anyway and have a nice day!“

Here are some questions we asked the friendly people:

  • What’s your name? Can you please spell it?
  • How old are you? When is your birthday?
  • Where are you from?
  • What are you doing at the airport today?
  • Where are you going? Which airline are you flying with?
  • When did you learn English?
  • What other languages do you speak?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Do you have pets/ siblings/ …?
  • Are you married?
  • What’s your favourity country/ language/…?

After the questions we often asked them “Can we please take a photo together?“ We took many photos. It was great!

Our interviews ended like this: “Thank you very much for the interview! It was a lot of fun! Good bye and have a nice day!“

My group interviewed a woman that was fyling from Texas to Nigeria. Another woman was flying from new York City to Tokyo. Other groups interviewed people from Sri Lanka, China, Zimbabwe, Russia, Colombia, South Korea, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Thailand, France,… How cool!

After the interviews, we went with the skyline to terminal 2. Everyone loved the skyline – it felt like flying. We went to McDonald’s, ate a lot of food and watched planes take off. That was really cool too.

Then we returned to terminal 1 and made our way to the train station. We had to run because we were standing in the wrong place when our train arrived. Luckily everyone got on the train. We talked and laughed on our way back home. It’s a day we will never forget!


Patrica Rebrean, 5c