"Air density is perhaps the single most important factor affecting airplane performance. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?"
This is a great ICAO test question as it allows a candidate to talk about principles of aerodynamics in his own words.
We are not going to give you a model answer, but we will help you construct a good answer.
When planning your answer consider these factors:
Also consider the effects of density altitude:
lift, airfoil, propeller, humid, reduced, decreased, true, obstacles, altitude
A candidate will also be able to use different forms of a word, eg efficient, efficiency, efficiently so make sure you know your parts of speech.
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Advice for improving your English and passing the ICAO English test from Aviation English Asia. Article written by Michael Egerton There are many different types of ICAO English test. Some ICAO tests are created by independent testing institutions eg RELTA, VAET, TEA and EALTA whereas others are created and administered by airlines themselves. Some ICAO tests focus on your ability to use technical vocabulary, and what you would say in a particular situation during flight, others are more focused on plain English and your ability to talk about unexpected situations. We've even heard of some ICAO tests being purely conversational. With so many different types of ICAO test it's difficult to know how you should prepare for the test. We don't recommend that you try and memorise expected answers to a test, but you can predict the kind of question that could be asked - particularly those that relate to giving personal information. In this article I will provide some sample test questions that you could realistically be expected to answer - not just for the ICAO English test but at many stages throughout your career.
Of course, your answers will be different from your colleagues so memorisation isn't going to help. And yes, some people (not our students) really do try to memorise answers! You are going to need to be able to answer questions for yourself and in the correct tense, with suitable articles, prepositions and clauses. You will also need sufficient plain English vocabulary to answer common questions. In short, your assessor will be able to find out a lot about your level of English by how you answer simple questions. So let's practice grammar by looking at the questions above - consider which are about the past, which are about the present, and which are about the future? How would you answer them? ICAO English test answers These are some answers to questions asked in an ICAO English test. What do you think the questions were? The answers don't necessarily relate to the questions above.
There is more than one possible question to match each answer above, and also more than one way to ask a question. Practice paraphrasing by asking the questions you came up with in a different way. For example:
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Advice about learning English for Aviation and passing an ICAO English test from http://aviationenglish.com. Article written by Michael Egerton http://www.krqe.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=4227
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