The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Airlines are changing their rules so that two pilots are always in the cockpit. This comes following the Germanwings crash in France in that killed 150 people. The quick response from airlines is because the co-pilot crashed the plane on purpose. He locked the pilot out of the cockpit and steered the plane into a mountain. A British airline said there will now be two pilots in the cockpit on every flight. Cabin crew will also regularly enter the cockpit to check on the pilots.



Airlines may also check the mental health of pilots more. This is because the Germanwings co-pilot may have been depressed. He had a history of depression. His boss said he took several months off work and then had to retrain, but he was "100 per cent fit to fly". During the final moments of Flight 9525, he locked the pilot out of the cockpit. There was "absolute silence" in the cockpit as the co-pilot directed the plane into the mountain.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32075657
  • http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/airlines-require-crew-members-cockpit-times-29930333
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3013350/Two-crew-members-cockpit-times-EasyJet-airlines-announce-radical-new-changes-wake-Germanwings-tragedy.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Airlines are changing

a.

on every flight

2.

This comes following

b.

on purpose

3.

quick

c.

crew

4.

crashed the plane

d.

on the pilots

5.

He locked the pilot

e.

response

6.

two pilots in the cockpit

f.

out of the cockpit

7.

cabin

g.

their rules

8.

enter the cockpit to check

h.

the Germanwings crash



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

mental

a.

off work

2.

the Germanwings co-pilot may

b.

of depression

3.

He had a history

c.

moments

4.

he took several months

d.

health

5.

he was 100 per cent

e.

into the mountain

6.

During the final

f.

silence

7.

absolute

g.

have been depressed

8.

the co-pilot directed the plane

h.

fit to fly

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Airlines are changing (1) ___________________ two pilots are always in the cockpit. This (2) ___________________ Germanwings crash in France in that killed 150 people. The (3) ___________________ airlines is because the co-pilot crashed the plane on purpose. He locked the (4) ___________________ cockpit and steered the plane into a mountain. A British airline said there will (5) ___________________ in the cockpit on every flight. Cabin crew will also regularly enter the cockpit (6) ___________________ pilots.

Airlines may also check the (7) ___________________ pilots more. This is because the Germanwings co-pilot may have (8) ___________________. He had a history of depression. His boss said (9) ___________________ months off work and then had to retrain, but he was "100 (10) ___________________ ". During (11) ___________________ of Flight 9525, he locked the pilot out of the cockpit. There was "(12) ___________________" in the cockpit as the co-pilot directed the plane into the mountain.





FLYING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about flying in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

Write about flying for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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