Feb 14, 2016 – The Dutch airport will be one hundred years old in September this year. It used to be a military airfield on a meadow surrounded by a few huts. It has become one of the major airports in the world. The video here below might have been used for an Air-English examination. Let us play with questions – number 1 – according to the video, when was Schipol airport completely destroyed? Number 2 – Could you quote two major improvements that happened in the 1980s? Watch the video:
Here are the answers:
Number 1: Schipol was completely destroyed during World War 2. (listen again at 00’19”)
Number 2: As far as the 1980s are concerned, you have got the choice between (listen again at 00’47”):
- The airport apron was expanded;
- The terminal became bigger;
- The area was beautified;
- In time, piers and railway connections were added.