Part 4: Autonomous activities

Part 4: Autonomous activities

Things to think about, research and discuss:

  • What aircraft have you flown?
  • Do you have a favourite? Why? Describe it (or any aircraft you have flown)
    Which is the most difficult plane you have flown? Why?
  • Is there an aeroplane which you would particularly like to fly? If so, why?
  • What aircraft have you travelled on as a passenger? Again, do you have a favourite? If so, why?
  • Are there any aircraft you dislike, either as a passenger or as a pilot? Given reasons for your answer

Here are some useful online diagrams giving vocabulary for aircraft parts:

Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Diagram 3

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Use internet resources (Wikipedia is very good for this) to find out information about each of the following types of aircraft:

  • A contemporary military aircraft
  • A biplane
  • A modern airliner
  • An airliner from the 1950s
  • A helicopter
  • A vintage military aeroplane
  • An aeroplane used for aerobatics
  • A modern light aircraft

For each, practise saying out loud some of the technical data, as in the second listening exercise.

Try writing a paragraph about one or more, including a description of the aeroplane (inside and out), as well as something about its history