1 – reading comprehensionRead this article from The Connexion, about an aircraft which almost took off from a taxiway. – Where did it happen? – What type of aircraft was it? – What was its destination? – How could the pilot mistake the taxiway for a runway?
2 – listening comprehensionRead this « In English, please » article published in the May 2014 issue of Info-pilote, entitled « Taxiing around an airport, an orienteering exercise ». The second half of the article is a listening comprehension exercise. Listen to the recording below and find the missing words in the text.
3 – vocabularyVisual landing charts
4 – general English cornerListen to this shortened version of a 6-minute recording on « How quickly can you learn English? » Then answer these questions: – What is the real thing? – In the 21st century, what seems to be the main method of learning? – How much time do Rob and Finn advocate you commit to their course every day? – What are the two tips given by Richard Hallows? The full recording and the script, if needed, are available here. www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/ is quite helpful to English learners and while at it, why not take the opportunity to browse through the site and check out their various courses on vocabulary and grammar.
5 – wordgamesTry different crosswords at www.dictionary.com. You might find them challenging at first, but if you choose the « regular » level, the computer will help you avoid making mistakes and also give hints if you ask for them.
1 – reading comprehension – Nice – an Embraer 190 – Lisbon – The taxiway is a former runway and therefore wider than standard taxiways. 2 – listening comprehension Taxiing around an airport, an orienteering exercise 3 – vocabulary Visual landing charts – translation 4 – general English corner – a teacher – online – 15 minutes – get a good range of vocabulary and grammar, and don’t try to sound like a native