Monthly Archives: January 2013

Brazil on the spot: News Reading and EFL

Very sad news here in Brazil, regarding the fire in a nightclub in Rio Grande do Sul, where more than 230 people died. This is how the Daily Telegraph reported the tragedy:   Although it’s a decidedly grieving topic, my … Continue reading

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Fuel leak in Boeing 787

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has recently experienced a spate of problems with their Boeing 787, have you guys heard about it?   Describing incidents, accidents, components of aircraft and the ordinary problems related to them are part of a … Continue reading

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How do you pronounce “injury”?

Hello-o! I know things have been a bit too slow with this blog, but today we’re gonna be talking about a word that hardly ever fails to be used by pilots in the ICAO test. Still, it’s often mispronounced by … Continue reading

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