Match the words to their definitions. Match the words to the words with the similar meaning. a purser depressurization bizarre a senior flight attendant to believe
| 1. unpredictable
|| a) to pull someone or something with great power and force out of a particular place
| 2. to hang
|| b) to take hold of someone or something with a quick movement
| 3. to suck out/from
|| c) to break suddenly into very small pieces
| 4. to blow out
|| d) something that can’t be expected and predicted
| 5. to batter
|| e) to hit somebody hard or repeatedly in a way that hurts someone or causes damage
| 6. to bang
|| f) injury especially to the nose, fingers, etc., caused by extreme cold
| 7. to grab
|| g) to be in the position where the top part is fixed and the bottom part is free to move
| 8. fracture
|| h) to hit something hard making a loud noise
| 9. frostbite
|| i)to damage or destroy something with an explosion or by shooting
| 10. to shatter
|| j) breaking of something
Match the words to the words with the similar meaning.
| a purser
|| a senior flight attendant
| to believe
|| to fasten
| to tear
|| to remove
|| to suppose
| to strap
Try to arrange the cards in the correct order.
4. Watch and check if your answers were correct. Then answer the question:
Q What caused the problem?
VIDEO # 39
You can check with the tapescript if necessary.
Listening and Speaking Bank.
Unit 9C. Exercise 5.
6. Report the situation using as many details as possible.
Watch some video extracts and match each aviation event with the reason for the event given in the table below.
VIDEO # 40
|| Reasons for events
| Hanging by a thread
|| A few rivets caused a tail to blow away
| Blow out
|| An aircraft appeared in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot by mistake
| Flying blind
|| Being in the cockpit a child pressed some buttons and caused aircraft to crash
| Out of control
|| Piece of tape with glue covered static ports that had to provide data on altitude and speed (static ports should be covered during cleaning, but then any piece of tape should be removed)
| Kid in the cockpit
|| Tiny fatigue crack caused a roof to blow away
| Attack over Baghdad
|| Wrong sized bolts caused a windscreen to blow away and a pilot to suck out
Give some more details if you have heard about the cases mentioned above.
9. What other examples of events with human factor involved do you know?
Can you think of any possible ways that can help to avoid human errors?
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