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Pronouncing the 'th' is one of the biggest challenges.
How does your 'th' sound?

your answer:

My 'th' sounds perfectly natural.

You can hear that I'm not a native speaker - but you will definitely hear the difference between tree/three or think/sink when I speak.

The difference between think/sink or three/tree is a challenge. I am definitely not a native speaker.

What the hell is the 'th'?


A lot of information is included in the choice of the right 'tense'. Which one of these sentences sounds correct in your opinion?

your answer:

While I flew to Berlin I was falling asleep.

I have done some maintenance yesterday.

I corrected my co-pilot's errors right after I detected them.


There is a difference between complex grammar and basic structures. Which one of these sentences is correct?

your answer:

We must not approach the airfield, but we can.

I would have approached London if the VOR hadn't been out of service.

We were waiting for hours when the cabin attendant had brought some coffee.


Do you use idioms?

your answer:

All the time.


What is an idiom?

Most idioms can be translated easily.


Tell somebody that your number of flights is very, very, very, very low.

your answer:

I hardly ever fly.

I frequently fly.

I seldom fly.


Think of a place where you can land (we all know it's an a*******). How many different words can you think of, which describe the same place?

your answer:






You want to ask the airport manager about taxiing to the fuel station. Obviously he doesn't understand that term. Can you - spontaneoulsy - think of how you can explain to him what you mean by referring to the 'fuel station'?

your answer:

Yes, no problem.

Yes, but I need to think for a moment.


I didn't understand this question.


Do you frequently use the words say-again?

your answer:

No, because I understand everything

No, because I don't like to ask

Yes, sometimes

Yes, even If I think I got it right, I still ask some times, just to make sure


If we asked you a very general question - like 'do you like to fly' - how long would your answer be?

your answer:

I'd just say 'yes'

I'd just say 'yes, I do'

I'd tell you about my most beautiful flights

I'd wait for you to ask me in more detail

Not long, because I don't like to fly.


Let's assume you're on a business trip in an English speaking country.

your answer:

I have no problem with this - it's easy to find my way in a foreign city.

People don't even notice that I'm a foreigner.

Well, my English is okay to spend my holidays there, but...


How often do other people ask 'say again' when you talk to them? Do you often need to explain things twice?

your answer:


Sometimes, but then I realize what the problem was

Sometimes, when their English is really bad, compared to mine


If we asked you to explain your before-take-off-checklist. What would your answer look like?

your answer:

I'd tell you all the items that are on the checklist. Papers-checked. Towbar-removed. Doors-closed...

I'd tell you what items come first and I'd make sure that you understand in what order they are.

I'd tell you in my own words how I do the before-take-off checks, including the checklist items.

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