Listening comprehension R/T – Example 1

Listening comprehension R/T – Example 1


Listen to each short story at a time. Then retell it the best you can with your own words, in English.

My tips:

  • Taking notes is allowed and recommended in this section.
  • Check your understanding with the full text afterwards.

As examples, listen to the short stories below:

Manchester Delivery, good day, Channex 2WB, Boeing 737 on stand 8, with information X-ray, request IFR clearance to Palma.

Channex 2WB, good day. Cleared to Palma via the LISTO 2S departure, runway 05L, initial climb altitude 5000 feet, QNH 1021, squawk 0357

A/C: Cleared to Palma via the LISTO 2S departure, runway 05L, initial climb altitude 5000 feet, QNH 1021, squawk 0357, Channex 2WB

Channex 2WB, readback is correct, contact Manchester ground 121.850 for pushback and startup.

Manchester ground 121.850 for pushback and startup, Channex 2WB
Manchester Ground, Channex 2WB on stand 8, request pushback and startup.

Channex 2WB, startup approved, pushback facing south and report ready for taxi.

Startup approved, pushback facing south and will report ready for taxi, Channex
2WB

Channex 2WB, request taxi.

Channex 2WB, taxi via Lima, Charlie, and Alpha to holding point Alpha Golf 1,
runway 05L

Taxi via Lima, Charlie, and Alpha to holding point Alpha Golf 1 runway 05L, Channex 2WB

Channex 2WB, contact Manchester tower 119.400 when ready for departure

Manchester tower 119.400 when ready for departure, Channex 2WB
Manchester tower, Channex 2WB, holding point AG1, ready for departure

Channex 2WB, runway 05L cleared for takeoff, surface wind 080 degrees 12 knots

Cleared for takeoff runway 05L, Channex 2WB

Channex 2WB, contact Manchester radar 118.575

Manchester radar 118.575, Channex 2WB
Manchester radar Channex 2WB, on LISTO 2S departure climbing altitude 5000 feet

Channex 2WB, good day, radar identified, climb FL 140, proceed direct LISTO

Climb flight level 140, proceed direct LISTO, Channex 2WB

Emergency situation

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, Channex 2WB, we have smoke reported in the cabin, request immediate diversion to Birmingham

Channex 2WB, roger Mayday, turn right heading 140 degrees, expect radar vectors for the ILS approach runway 15 at Birmingham

Turn right heading 140, radar vectors ILS 15, Channex 2WB

Channex 2WB, when able squawk 7700 and descend at your discretion flight level 80

Descending flight level 80, squawk 7700, Channex 2WB