1 – vocabulary

Review the classification of aircraft with the help of an old book, published in 1963. In this diagram place the following words in the right boxes: single engine A/C; multi engine aircraft; biplanes; monoplanes; rotary wings; seaplanes; gliders; turbojet A/C; lighter than air A/C; power driven A/C; non power driven A/C.   Learn more vocabulary on the subject with these two sections from L’Anglais pour voler: aircraft types (1) and aircraft types (2)  

2 – crossword

Things that fly …  

3 – reading comprehension

Read a wikipedia article to find more information on this type of aircraft. You’ll find the answer to the following questions in the introduction and the first paragraph, entitled « principle of operation »:

– What is it called, who invented it, and when?

– What are its characteristics?

– In which configurations can the propeller be placed?


4 – listening comprehension

All numbers and letters have been erased from this script . Listen to the original recordings below and fill in the gaps. One dash corresponds to a number or a letter.  

5 – general English corner

Practice Paper #7 ends on a light note with a riddle from at:    
1 – vocabulary classification of aircraft 2 – crossword : ACROSS: 4 uav, 5 airshow, 7 cropdusting, 8 aerobatics, 10 crosscountryflight, 12 airliner, 13 jumpplane, 14 kite, 17 flying, 18 firefighting, 20 airship, 21 chopper, 23 seaplane, 24 bordercontrol, 26 searchandrescue; DOWN: 1 hangglider, 2 bannertowing, 3 businessjet, 5 aircraft, 6 towplane, 9 microlight, 11 hotairballoon, 15 ufo, 16 helicopter, 17 fighter, 19 glider, 22 warbird, 25 drone 3 – reading comprehension – It is an autogyro, invented by the Spanish engineer Juan de le Cierva in the early 1920’s. – lift is provided by an unpowered, free-spinning rotor; thrust is provided by an engine-powered propeller. – The propeller can be placed in a tractor configuration with the engine and propeller at the front of the fuselage, or in a pusher configuration with the engine and propeller at the rear of the fuselage. 4 – listening comprehension Numbers and letters