The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Airlines have begun changing their flying rules so that two pilots are always present in the cockpit. The new measures come following the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in which 150 people died. The quick response from airlines is because of the news that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane. Reports are that he locked the pilot out of the cockpit and headed the aircraft for a mountain. Britain's Monarch Airlines said having two pilots in the cockpit would now be on all its flights. Cabin crew will also regularly enter the cockpit during the flight to check on the pilots.



Airlines are also thinking about screening the mental health of pilots more. The media reports that the Germanwings co-pilot was depressed. He suffered from depression and 'burnout' seven years ago. His boss said he had to take several months off work and then retrain to join the company. The boss said he was "100 per cent fit to fly". During the final moments of Flight 9525, the pilot went to the toilet and was locked 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 4 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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Airlines have begun changing

a.

from airlines

2.

two pilots are always

b.

measures

3.

The new

c.

died

4.

150 people

d.

out of the cockpit

5.

The quick response

e.

present in the cockpit

6.

he locked the pilot

f.

to check on the pilots

7.

cabin

g.

their flying rules

8.

regularly enter the cockpit during the flight

h.

crew



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

screening the mental

a.

depression

2.

the Germanwings co-pilot

b.

moments

3.

He suffered from

c.

months off work

4.

His boss said he had to take several

d.

fit to fly

5.

retrain to join

e.

health of pilots

6.

he was 100 per cent

f.

silence

7.

During the final

g.

was depressed

8.

absolute

h.

the company

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Airlines (1) ___________________ their flying rules so that two pilots are always (2) ___________________. The new measures come following the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in which 150 people died. The quick response from airlines is because (3) ___________________ the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane. Reports are (4) ___________________ the pilot out of the cockpit (5) ___________________ aircraft for a mountain. Britain's Monarch Airlines said having two pilots in the cockpit would now be on all its flights. Cabin crew will also regularly enter the cockpit during the flight (6) ___________________ pilots.

Airlines are also thinking about screening (7) ___________________ pilots more. The (8) ___________________ the Germanwings co-pilot was depressed. He suffered from depression and 'burnout' seven years ago. His boss (9) ___________________ several months off work and then retrain to join the company. The boss said he was "100 per cent fit to fly". During the (10) ___________________ Flight 9525, the pilot went to the toilet and was locked out of the cockpit. There was "(11) ___________________" in the cockpit (12) ___________________ 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

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

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