Aviation English Lesson - BIRDSTRIKE

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In this FREE aviation English lesson you will learn the words to talk about a real birdstrike that happened in Manchester England. You will watch a video of the event and test your understanding by answering questions. You can find more help and interesting resources at http://www.aviationenglishworld.com

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BIRDSTRIKE part 1:

BIRDSTRIKE part 1 AVIATION ENGLISH LESSON LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE Created by PracticeICAOenglish.com

In this short lesson you will:

In this short lesson you will Learn t he words to describe a birdstrike that happened at Manchester airport in the UK Practice and improve your listening skills by watching a news report of the birdstrike and answering questions.

heron:

heron A wading bird that is common in Europe and Asia

starboard engine:

s tarboard engine The engine on the right side of the aircraft

Present Simple suck into Past Simple sucked into:

Present Simple suck into Past Simple sucked into Definition A force that caused a bird to be pulled into the engine because of the difference between the pressure outside and inside the engine.

More words:

More words Present Simple Definition Past Simple take off t o lift off the ground took off c atch fire t o ignite c aught fire incinerate t o burn up incinerated s hut down t urn off s hut down c ircle (verb) The directional movement of the aircraft circled land To put the aircraft safely back on the ground landed

On the next slide you will watch a news report of the birdstrike. Listen out for the following information.:

On the next slide you will watch a news report of the birdstrike . Listen out for the following information. When? Number of birds Number of passengers What happened to the engine? What did the pilot do to land safely? How long?

Thomson 253 Hotel birdstrike:

Thomson 253 Hotel birdstrike

Answer these questions about the news report.:

Answer these questions about the news report. When did the birdstrike take place? How many birds were sucked into the engine? How many passengers were onboard ? What happened to the engine? What did the pilot do to land safely? How long did the plane stay in the air before making a safe landing?

Questions and Answers.:

Questions and Answers. When did the birdstrike take place? Answer: When it was taking off from Manchester Airport. How many birds were sucked into the engine? Answer: 2 herons were sucked into the engine. How many passengers were onboard ? Answer: There were 225 passengers onboard . What happened to the engine? Answer: The engine caught fire. What did the pilot do to land safely? Answer: He shut down the engine and circled to burn fuel. How long did the plane stay in the air before making a safe landing? Answer: He landed after 45 minutes.

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