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    Section three - Lost

    1 Match the features in the box to labels 111 on the map.woods highway mast coast powerlines lake valley built-uparea reservoir highground fields

    2 13 Listen to the first part of a dialogue between a lost pilot and a controller. Complete the location report.

    FunctionalEnglishConfirminganddisconfirming1 14 Listen to the dialogue again and complete the sentences below.

    They all ask for or give confirmation or disconfirmation.

    1 you fly into VFR? 3

    2 that you can see a road.

    3 you make out a river?

    4 the river on the north side of the road?

    5 that the road crossed the river?

    6 a communications mast at 12 oclock, at about four miles?

    2 14 Listen again. Tick (4) where the pilot gives confirmation. Cross (8) where the pilot disconfirms.

    3 14 Discuss with a partner which sentence you think is spoken more clearly, (1) or (2).Then listen again to the start of the recording and check if you were right. Discuss the reason for this.

    Controller TJB. Can you fly into VFR? (1)Pilot Affirm I can see high ground to the north. Im flying up a valley, with woods to the north,

    and fields below me. There is a road below me.

    Controller TJB. Confirm that you can see a road. (2)Pilot Affirm. I can see a road.

    SpeakingWork in pairs. Student B, turn to p 108. Student A, you are a pilot who is lost and low on fuel. Look at this page. Describe your position to Student B the ATC who will direct you to the nearest airstrip using visual fixes. Use the phrases from 1 for confirming and disconfirming.

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    unit 2

    3 14 Look at the map above of the planes position. Listen to the next part of the conversation and tick (4) the features in exercise 1 that they describe.

    4 14 Listen again and draw the pilots track on the map.

    LocationreportCallsign TJB Lastknownposition (1) miles (2) of CELRA VORAircraft (3) Altitude (4) Speed (5) ktFuel (6) lbPersonsonboard (7) Endurance (8) hours

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