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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
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Are you looking for a dynamic and engaging listening activity for you or your English language students? Look no further! 'Surviving Turbulence: A Pilots Tale' is the perfect activity to challenge your students' listening comprehension and vocabulary skills. With a script of a pilot describing a difficult flight in bad weather with turbulence, and 10 multiple choice comprehension questions, this activity will provide a realistic scenario for your students to practice with. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your students' English language abilities.
Turbulence on aircraft is a common phenomenon that can cause discomfort and anxiety for passengers and crew members. It is typically caused by changes in air pressure and temperature that create pockets of unstable air. Turbulence can range from mild to severe, and can occur during any phase of a flight. While modern aircraft are designed to withstand the forces of turbulence, it is still important for passengers to follow safety instructions and keep their seatbelts fastened when seated. Pilots can use various techniques to avoid or minimize turbulence, such as altering altitude or speed, but it is not always possible to completely avoid it. While turbulence can be unsettling, it is a normal part of air travel and should not be a cause for alarm.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I wanted to give you an update on our flight today. As you can probably feel, we're encountering some pretty rough weather and quite a bit of turbulence. I want to assure you that we're doing everything we can to ensure a safe and comfortable flight.
Our flight path has taken us through a storm system, and the turbulence is making it a challenging flight for both our passengers and crew. We've had to make some adjustments to our altitude to try and fly above the turbulence, but it's still quite bumpy. I want to thank you all for your understanding and patience during this difficult flight.
Rest assured, our crew is highly trained and experienced in handling these types of situations. Our aircraft is equipped with the latest technology and safety features, and we're closely monitoring the weather conditions to make any necessary adjustments to our flight path.
So, sit back, relax, and let's get through this together. We'll have you on the ground safely in no time.
/ ɡʊd ˌɑːf.tə.ˈnuːn ˈleɪ.dɪz ənd ˈdʒentl.mən / ðɪs ɪz jə ˈkæp.tɪn ˈspiːkɪŋ / ˈaɪ ˈwɒnt.ɪd tə ɡɪv ju ən ˈʌp.deɪt ɒn ˈaʊə flaɪt tə.ˈdeɪ / əz ju kən ˈprɒ.bə.bli fiːl / wɪər ɪnˈk.aʊn.tər.ɪŋ səm ˈprɪ.ti rʌf ˈwe.ðər ənd kwaɪt ə bɪt əv ˈtɜː.bjʊ.ləns / ˈaɪ ˈwɒnt tu ə.ˈʃɔː ju ðət wɪə ˈduːɪŋ ˈev.rɪ.θɪŋ wi kən tu ɪn.ˈʃʊər ə seɪf ənd ˈkʌmft.əb.l̩ flaɪt /
/ ˈaʊə flaɪt pɑːθ həz ˈteɪk.ən əz θruː ə stɔːm ˈsɪs.təm / ənd ðə ˈtɜː.bjʊ.ləns ɪz ˈmeɪk.ɪŋ ˈɪt ə ˈtʃæ.ləndʒ.ɪŋ flaɪt fə bəʊθ ˈaʊə ˈpæ.sɪn.dʒəz ənd kruː / wiv həd tə ˈmeɪk səm ə.ˈdʒʌst.mənts tu ˈaʊər ˈæl.tɪ.tjuːd tə ˈtraɪ ənd flaɪ ə.ˈbʌv ðə ˈtɜː.bjʊ.ləns / bət ˈɪts stɪl kwaɪt ˈbʌm.pi / ˈaɪ ˈwɒnt tə θæŋk ju ɔːl fə jər ˌʌn.də.ˈstænd.ɪŋ ənd ˈpeɪʃns ˈdjʊər.ɪŋ ðɪs ˈdɪ.fɪkəlt flaɪt /
/ rest ə.ˈʃɔːd / ˈaʊə kruː z ˈhaɪ.li treɪnd ənd ɪk.ˈspɪə.rɪənst ɪn ˈhæn.dl̩ɪŋ ðiːz taɪps əv ˌsɪ.tʃʊ.ˈeɪʃ.n̩z / ˈaʊər ˈeə.krɑːft s ɪ.ˈkwɪpt wɪð ðə ˈleɪ.tɪst tek.ˈnɒ.lə.dʒi ənd ˈseɪf.ti ˈfiː.tʃəz / ənd wɪə ˈkləʊ.sli ˈmɒ.nɪ.tər.ɪŋ ðə ˈwe.ðə kən.ˈdɪʃ.n̩z tə ˈmeɪk ˈe.ni ˈne.sə.sə.ri ə.ˈdʒʌst.mənts tu ˈaʊə flaɪt pɑːθ /
/ ˈsəʊ / sɪt ˈbæk / rɪ.ˈlæks / ənd lets ˈɡet θruː ðɪs tə.ˈɡeð.ə / wil həv ju ɒn ðə ɡraʊnd ˈseɪ.fli ɪn nəʊ ˈtaɪm /
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