Category Archives: ICAO test

ELT: On working with readers

 Last semestre I had an intermediate group which had a mandatory reading – the Slumdog Millionaire graded reader, adapted and published by Macmillan. Even though many (if not all) of my students had seen the film, I made a point of … Continue reading

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Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA): the latest version

So ANAC have recently implemented substantial changes in their English proficiency test and they’re about to launch a new website, which will feature a simulation video presenting the new format of the exam, entitled Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA). Approved … Continue reading

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Collocations: landing

“I’ve been in airplanes that have aborted both takeoffs and landings. They aren’t fun. I’ve seen a lot of things happen on flights that you wouldn’t believe. But until you experience it, you really never see flight attendants in action. … Continue reading

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“I crash-landed in the Hudson”

Much has been said and written about the US Airways Flight 1549 when it took off from La Guardia airport in January 2009, and since then it’s always been among the episodes that pilots mention the most in the ICAO … Continue reading

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Film: Flight

Guys, such a dreadful film. I dare say I liked the trailer when I first watched it, but it ended up being one of the most boring films I’ve ever seen. My boyfriend loved it, though, and I’ve read so … Continue reading

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