Practice Paper #40 – Practice for the FCL.055 n°4 – radio operations

 

 

1 – Phraseology review

Check your knowledge of phraseology on radio operations with this double page from « L’Anglais pour voler »:

Phraseology – Radio

Download the document and open it with a PDF reader to be able to listen to the English pronunciation of  a word by clicking on it.

 

2 – Listening comprehension, from easy to more difficult.

Listen to the audio file:

and find the missing words in the text here.

 

3 – Listening  (in)comprehension (!)

As the saying goes, hope for the best but prepare for the worst, the worst in this instance being a failure to understand.

Listen to the audio version of a former « In English, please » article, and find the missing word in the text:

« Even pros don’t always get it » 

 

4 – The general English section

 

 

Loch Ness is not the only place where monsters lurk. Go to this CNN article to  read about the « Caspian sea monster », look at amazing photos and watch a video. Then answer these questions:

– What is an ekranoplan?

– Why were they nicknamed « Caspian Sea Monsters »?

– How was the « Lun » ekranoplan powered?

– In the US, what is the project of The Flying Ship Company?

 

5 – Quizzes

Check your knowledge of light gun signals with a quiz from www.boldmethod.com

Last, find out how much your aviation film culture needs brushing up with these two quizzes, also from Boldmethod: one on aviation movies and one on famous quotes from aviation movies.

 

Find more exercises on radio operations in Practice Papers #10, #24, and #32

and in the December 2020 issue of Infopilote.

2 – Listening comprehension

Solution

 

3 – Listening (in)comprehension

1 – reporting ; 2 – balloons ; 3 – say again ; 4 – trouble ; 5 – speak up ; 6 – bird ; 7 – ground ; 8 – windshear ; 9 – ahead ; 10 – use caution ; 11 – earlier ; 12 – continue ;  13 – hold short ; 14 – remain ; 15 – say it again ; 16 – as filed ; 17 – correct ; 18 – repeat ; 19 – last ; 20 – launch ; 21 – station calling.

 

4 – the general English section

– a ground effect vehicle

– because the USSR developed and tested the program on the Caspian Sea, and they do look quite unnatural.

– with 8 turbofans

– a drone ekranoplan for cargo delivery