Fuel leak in Boeing 787

enflagJapan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has recently experienced a spate of problems with their Boeing 787, have you guys heard about it?

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Describing incidents, accidents, components of aircraft and the ordinary problems related to them are part of a pilot’s everyday talk, and also a crucial feature in the ICAO test (it addresses to Vocabulary and Structure criteria, which analyse both General and Aviation repertoire in English, as well as how effectively the candidates make use of them) .

So, observing the text above, which lexical items from General English do you take as the most useful ones? And among the items from Aviation English, which ones do you think would be worth using in your ICAO test?

You will notice that the items you’ve come up with are way more meaningful than the ones I’ve hidden behind those green boxes in the article. Yep, these are prepositions and, although they’re not that meaningful, they make your speech clean and clear, so it should be something to review over and over again. Therefore, if deplorable absence’s got you itching for more, take up the challenge and find out which preposition lies behind each of the green boxes above (I’ll write down the answers on the comments’ box below).

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brflagA All Nippon Airways (ANA) – empresa japonesa de linhas aéreas – vem enfrentando uma série de problemas com seus Boeing 787, vocês estão acompanhando?

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Descrever incidentes, acidentes, componentes de aeronaves e os problemas geralmente relacionados a elas são parte da vida e das conversas de pilotos, além de fator crucial no teste ICAO (referem-se aos critérios de Vocabulário e Estrutura, que analisam o reportório de inglês geral e de inglês da Aviação, bem como o uso efetivo que os candidatos fazem destes repertórios).

Observando o texto acima, quais itens lexicais de inglês geral você considera os mais úteis? E dentre os itens específicos de Aviação, quais você acha que valeria a pena usar durante seu teste ICAO?

Você vai notar que os itens que você selecionar serão muito mais significativos que aqueles que eu escondi atrás de quadradinhos verdes ao longo do artigo. Isso mesmo, os quadradinhos correspondem a preposições e embora elas não sejam tão responsáveis pelos conteúdo de um texto ou de um discurso, são elas que fazem seu inglês ficar mais limpo, organizado, bonito e, por isso, elas devem ser revistas e praticadas sempre que possível. Então, se a minha ausência vergonhosa deixou vocês querendo mais, aceitem o desafio e descubram qual preposição está atrás de cada quadradinho verde (vou deixar as respostas na caixa de comentários abaixo).

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  3. And the prepositions are…
    1st paragraph: IN-FOR-IN-OF
    2nd paragraph: IN-IN
    3rd paragraph: IN-OF-ON-OF-IN
    4th paragraph: WITH-IN-OF-OF-AT-FROM-TO-OF
    5th paragraph: ON-OF-FROM-FROM-TO-TO-TO-ON-FOR

    How many did you get right?

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