Listening comprehension R/T – Example 3

Listening comprehension R/T – Example 3


Listen to each short story only once. 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.
  • The examiners will ask you to speak during 45 seconds about the story you have just heard.
  • All stories are in one way or another related to aviation.

As examples, listen to the short stories below:

Scottish Control, good day, Shuttle 4F, climbing flight level 60 direct TALLA

Shuttle 4F, this is Scottish Control good day, radar identified, continue climb FL210, no speed restrictions

Climb flight level 210, no speed restrictions, Shuttle 4F

Shuttle 4F, proceed direct Bravo Papa Kilo

Direct Bravo Papa Kilo, Shuttle 4F

Shuttle 4F, stop climb at flight level 190 due traffic

Stop climb flight level 190, Shuttle 4

Abnormal situation

Scottish Control, Shuttle 4F, we have a violent passenger on board, request immediate diversion to Manchester. Request police on arrival.

Shuttle 4F, roger, turn right heading 200, expect radar vectors ILS approach runway 23R at Manchester.

Turn right heading 200, expect radar vectors ILS approach runway 23R, Shuttle 4F

Shuttle 4F, descend flight level 140, contact Manchester Radar 118.575

Descend flight level 140, contact Manchester radar 118.575, Shuttle 4F
Manchester radar, Shuttle 4F, descending flight level 140 heading 200

Shuttle 4F, good day, descend flight level 60, speed at your discretion

Descend level 60, speed at our discretion, Shuttle 4F

Descend altitude 3,000 feet, QNH 1024, cleared ILS 23R, report established

Descend altitude 3,000, QNH 1024, cleared ILS 23R, will report established, Shuttle 4F

Shuttle 4F, established ILS 23R

Shuttle 4F, roger, continue approach and contact Manchester Tower 119.400

Continue approach and Manchester Tower 119.400, Shuttle 4F