Express Series English for Aviation for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers
Sue Ellis and Terrence Gerighty
English for Aviation is an ideal short course for pilots and air traffic controllers who need to prepare for the language fluency test required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
- ISBN: 978-0-19-457942-1
- Pages: 96
- Binding: Mixed media format
- Dimensions: 260x195 mm
English for Aviation is part of the Express Series. It is an ideal course for students in employment, who want to communicate better in English.
This short, intensive course can be completed in 25-30 hours, so students make progress quickly.
English for Aviation can be used as a stand-alone course, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursebook such as International Express.
This pack includes:
- Student's Book
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Part of... Express Series
- Engaging topics, motivating role-plays, and a variety of exercises provide a framework for each specialist subject
- Tip boxes in each unit include key language points, useful phrases, and strategies
- STARTER section at the beginning of each unit has warm-up and awareness-raising activities
- OUTPUT sections at the end of each unit encourage discussion and reflection
- Answers, transcripts, and a glossary of useful phrases at the back of each book
- Self-study material on the interactive MultiROM includes realistic listening extracts and interactive exercises for extra practice
English for Aviation is written by two authors with vast experience in teaching aviation English. The material has been authenticated by pilots, air traffic controllers and aviation English trainers in countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Brazil, Asia, and the Middle East.
The book has eight units taking students from pre-flight checks, through the flight path, to switching off the engines, with all content aligned to ICAO 'Operational Level 4' guidelines. Events covered include ground movements, departure, cruising, contact and approach, and landing.
The course supports standard radiotelephony phraseology and helps to improve students' plain English in the skill areas specified by ICAO, such as pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and interactions.
Unit 1: Introduction to air communications: Setting the scene, radio communication, non-routine situations.
Unit 2: Pre-flight: Pre-flight checks, local conditions, delays and problems.
Unit 3: Ground movements: Airport markings and airside vehicles, taxiing and holding, weather problems.
Unit 4: Departure, climbing, and cruising: Take-off, encountering traffic, warning about hazards.
Unit 5: En route events: Operational situations, unusual events, medical situations.
Unit 6: Contact and approach: Descent, circuit joining, approach and landing problems.
Unit 7: Landing: Landing incidents, runway conditions, landing hazards.
Unit 8: On the ground: Taxiing, getting to the gate, clear communication.
English for Aviation is accompanied by two discs - an Audio CD and a CD-ROM.
The Audio CD contains all the listening for the book, based on authentic radio telephony exchanges. It includes a variety of realistic interchanges between pilots and air traffic controllers. Students will hear native and non-native speakers using both standard radiotelephony and non-standard plain English. It can be played through the audio player on a computer or through a conventional CD player.
The CD-ROM contains interactive exercises to practise structure, vocabulary, listening comprehension, and an A-Z word list with all the key words in the book.