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Lesson created by Michael Egerton for Aviation English Asia Ltd

Objectives:

  • You will be able to understand, pronounce, and use the words in the vocabulary list below.
  • You will develop your vocabulary and the use of the prefix de-
  • You will be able to demonstrate comprehension of the passage by answering questions which require basic understanding and interpretation of the content.
  • You will be able to identify past simple in sentences from the text.
  • You will be able to distinguish K sounds

Lesson for ICAO Level 3-4

Pronunciation: K

Directions: Practice by saying the word pairs and example sentences, then speak the words from this text. 

Word Pairs Rack-rat, sack-sat, cool-tool, flack-flat, 

Example sentence: Kick back the black cat quick. 

Examples from this text: Quite - Catering - Collided - Impacted - 

Picture description

Give a visual impression of the photograph below

URAL A321 AT DUBAI

Reading comprehension

Directions: Read the following passage carefully. 

An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOC performing flight U6-806 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Perm (Russia), was preparing for departure at the gate when a ground vehicle impacted the aircraft causing a flight attendant to fall out of the aircraft through the open door. The flight attendant received injuries upon hitting the apron and was taken to a hospital.

The airline reported the flight attendant received injuries that were not life threatening. The aircraft received "quite some" damage upon impact by the catering ground vehicle. A replacement aircraft has been dispatched to perform the flight.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration VP-BTZ departed Dubai with a delay of 14.5 hours.

On Feb 25th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that a catering truck collided with the aircraft just underneath the aft right hand passenger door causing damage to the aft fuselage, as result of the impact the aircraft rotated causing the nose of the aircraft to move about 5 meters to the right. This created a gap between the jetway connected to the left hand forward passenger door, a flight attendant just boarding the aircraft for the next sector fell from the left hand forward door and received serious injuries. The door and jetway also collided as result of the impact by the truck resulting in damage to the left hand door.

Focus on Grammar

The simple past shows that an action ended. For example, the sentence "I ate dinner last night" uses the past of eat , "ate," to show that dinner ended last night.
What action ended in the past in the sentences below? 

   Directions: Identify how the simple_past is used in the sentence(s) below 

  1. This created a gap between the jetway connected to the left hand forward passenger door, a flight attendant just boarding the aircraft for the next sector fell from the left hand forward door and received serious injuries. 
  2. An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOC performing flight U6-806 from Dubai( United Arab Emirates) to Perm( Russia), was preparing for departure at the gate when a ground vehicle impacted the aircraft causing a flight attendant to fall out of the aircraft through the open door. 
  3. A replacement aircraft has been dispatched to perform the flight.A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration VP-BTZ departed Dubai with a delay of 14.5 hours.
  4. On Feb 25th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that a catering truck collided with the aircraft just underneath the aft right hand passenger door causing damage to the aft fuselage, as result of the impact the aircraft rotated causing the nose of the aircraft to move about 5 meters to the right. 
  5. The flight attendant received injuries upon hitting the apron and was taken to a hospital.
  6. The airline reported the flight attendant received injuries that were not life threatening. 
  7. The aircraft received quite some damage upon impact by the catering ground vehicle. 
  8. The door and jetway also collided as result of the impact by the truck resulting in damage to the left hand door. 

Word Roots & Stems

Rule: The prefix de adds "remove" to the meaning of a word. "The pilot deiced the wings.".
Sometimes, it can add "down", descend means go down, or "away" , defend means to keep something away. 

Directions: Identify the word that ends with de- in each sentence and write it on the line. 

  1. An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOC performing flight U6-806 from Dubai ( United Arab Emirates ) to Perm ( Russia ), was preparing for departure at the gate when a ground vehicle impacted the aircraft causing a flight attendant to fall out of the aircraft through the open door.
     
  2. A replacement aircraft has been dispatched to perform the flight.A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration VP-BTZ departed Dubai with a delay of 14.5 hours.On Feb 25th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that a catering truck collided with the aircraft just underneath the aft right hand passenger door causing damage to the aft fuselage, as result of the impact the aircraft rotated causing the nose of the aircraft to move about 5 meters to the right. 

 

Directions: Fill in the blanks below, just as in the models. 

devalue 

____________ 

________________________________________________ 

dependent 

____________ 

________________________________________________ 

decompose 

de + compose 

The dead leaves are decomposing. 

defend 

de + fend 

The soldiers defend the castle. 

 

Vocabulary Practice

Fill in the blank

Directions: Use the word bank to identify the word that best completes the sentence. 

fall out

performing

catering

collided

threatening

departed

dispatched

ground

impacted

quite

 

 

1. My hair has started to _______________. 

2. The letter was _______________ this morning. 

3. Don't leave rubbish on the _______________! Pick it up and throw it away. 

4. He does what ever she tells him to and _______________ to her all the time. 

5. The plane will _______________ at 10:00. 

6. Global warming _______________ many animals. 

7. The government _______________ to put him i jail if he didn't pay his taxes. 

8. With a telescope, you can see where meteors and asteroids _______________ with the moon. 

9. The band will _______________ at 8. 

10. It was _______________ cold in the morning. 

 

Vocabulary Practice

Matching

Directions: Write the letter of word that matches the definition on the line. If it helps, feel free to also draw a line between the definition and the matching word. 

A. fall out 
B. performing 
C. catering 
D. collided 
E. threatening 
F. departed 
G. dispatched 
H. ground 
I. impacted 
J. quite 

1. _______ To separate and come out. 
2. _______ Send quickly. 
3. _______ The floor or any surface that we walk on. 
4. _______ To give or serve what is needed or wanted. 
5. _______ Leave. 
6. _______ Influence or change. 
7. _______ Warning of plan to hurt or punish. 
8. _______ To hit or crash into something. 
9. _______ To do something 
10. _______ Completely or very. 

 

Fill-in-the-blank Answer Key:
1) fall out 2) dispatched 3) ground 4) caters 5) depart 6) impacts 7) threatened 8) collided 9) perform 10) quite 

Matching Answer Key:

  1. A. 1
  2. B. 9
  3. C. 4
  4. D. 8
  5. E. 7
  6. F. 5
  7. G. 2
  8. H. 3
  9. I. 6
  10. J. 10

 

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