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Dicas para falar bem inglês na aviação

Você sabe como dizer aeromoça em inglês? Stewardess, Flight Attendant ou Cabin Crew

Existem algumas dicas para aprender e aperfeiçoar o seu inglês. Confira!

Além do objetivo de dar dicas sobre processos seletivos em companhias aéreas, Meio Aéreo também irá ajudar nossos leitores com dicas sobre o estudo de idiomas, afinal a fluência no inglês é essencial para todo tripulante de bordo.

Algumas dicas

Não tenha vergonha e fale sem medo!

Um dos pontos que percebemos como maior dificuldade de quem está aprendendo é o receio de falar a língua, ou seja, medo de dizer as palavras erradas ou com uma pronúncia deficiente. A dica é não se importar com erros. Ninguém nasceu andando. Uma criança leva diversos tombos antes de andar pra valer!  A melhor forma de aprender inglês é praticando e erros no início serão comuns.

Estimule seu cérebro

Para aprender inglês o estímulo aos diferentes sentidos é fundamental. Leia sites em inglês para aperfeiçoar a leitura, assista filmes e séries para aperfeiçoar a compreensão oral e visual, ouça música e programas de rádio para aperfeiçoar a parte oral.

O ESL PodCast é um site extremamente útil para quem aperfeiçoar seu listening. Há diversos áudios, dentre os quais destacamos:

ESLPodcast 81 – Airplane Announcements. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

I had to fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles recently, and like most travelers, I’ve almost memorized the standard safety announcement made by the flight attendants. It goes something like this:

Good afternoon and welcome to Flight 345, service to Los Angeles International Airport. We appreciate your full attention to this important safety announcement. This 747 aircraft is equipped with four emergency exits, two in the front of the plane and two in the aft. Be sure to identify the nearest exit to you, which may be behind you. If the plane should lose pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from the compartment above your seat. Reach up, pull down on the mask until the tubing is fully extended. Place the mask over your nose and mouth, secure it with the elastic band and breathe normally.

Passenger seat cushions on this aircraft may be used as a flotation device and detailed instructions may be found on the safety information card in the seat pocket in front of you. Smoking is not permitted at any time while on boardtampering, disabling, or destroying these detectors in the lavatories. Your compliance with all crew member instructions, all placards, and lighted seat belt and no smoking signs is required.

The following electronic devices may not be used during takeoff or landing: portable compact disk players, portable computers, and cellular phones which should be in the off position and stowed. Now in preparation for takeoff, please fasten your seatbelt, return your seatback and tray tables to the full upright and locked position. Your carry-on luggage must be stowed in the overhead compartments or underneath the seat in front of you. On behalf of all Mar Vista Airline employees, we’d like to thank you for selecting us today. We hope you enjoy your flight. this aircraft. Also, federal law prohibits

Script by Dr. Jeff McQuillan

– ESL Podcast 251 – Stranger on an Airplane. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

Fay: Excuse me. I’m in the window seat.
Dustin: Oh, sure. Let me get up and let you in.
Fay: Thanks.
Dustin: Are you traveling on business?
Fay: Yes, I am. I’m changing planes in Denver on my way to South Carolina, and then I’m off to Georgia on Wednesday. There’s no rest for the wicked.

Dustin: That’s a lot of traveling. Doesn’t your husband or boyfriend mind?

Fay: Oh, I’m not married or seeing anyone. How about you? Where are you headed?
Dustin: I’m going to Jacksonville, Florida to visit my parents for a few days, but I’ll be back in Los Angeles by next weekend. Are you from L.A. originally?

Fay: No, I was born and raised in Kentucky, but I’ve been living in L.A. for the past four years. What part of L.A. do you live in?
Dustin: I live not too far from the airport in Westchester. Have you heard of it?
Fay: That’s a coincidence! I just rented an apartment in Westchester and I’m moving in when I get back. With all of this traveling, it made sense to move closer to the airport.
Dustin: That seems like a wise move. You know, since I’m in the neighborhood, let me know if you need any help moving. I’d also be happy to show you around and give you the rundown on some of the better restaurants in the area. Here’s my card. The number on the bottom is my cell phone.
Fay: Thanks. That would really be nice. By the way, I’m Fay.
Dustin: I’m Dustin. It’s nice to meet you.
Fay: You, too.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

– ESLPodcast 102 – Wait-Listed for a Flight. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

I can’t believe I made it into San Francisco, at long last! This morning, I went to the airport to catch my 10 a.m. flight. I got there early to go through security. The folks at the TSA can really slow things down sometimes. Since I had an electronic ticket, I didn’t have to wait at the ticket counter to check in, but instead used a kiosk. I then went straight to the gate. But, when I got there, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The flight was delayed–for two hours!

I decided to look at the flight monitors to see if there was an earlier flight to San Francisco. I thought maybe I could either switch to that flight or get wait-listed. I saw that there was another flight leaving in 40 minutes and so I bolted for the gate. When I got there, I got into the back of the long line. When I got to the front of the line, I asked the gate agent if I could get on that flight instead and she said I would be wait-listed. She said that I needed to stay in the gate area and wait for my name to be called if they have a seat available. So, I waited, and waited, and waited.

The gate agent began calling out names over the PA system and guess what? The last name called was mine. What a relief! The last seat left on the plane was a middle seat and I usually prefer an aisle or window , but I was just happy to get on board . I didn’t want my vacation to get delayed because of a late flight.

When the plane landed, I went out to the curb to catch a taxi to my hotel. I only had carry-on bags so I didn’t need to wait in baggage claim. I was out of the airport and off on my vacation.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

– ESL Podcast 442 – Flying on Low-Cost Airlines. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

Sue: I just made airline reservations for our trip. Do you want to look over the itinerary before I purchase the tickets?
Alex: Which airline is it?
Sue: It’s McTse Air.
Alex: Oh, no, I don’t want to fly on that low-cost airline! We don’t get assigned seats and all of the passengers rushgate when boarding begins. I hate that!
Sue: Not having assigned seats is a small price to pay for low fares. The service may be stripped down, but I don’t think the experience is that bad.
Alex: I don’t mind a no-frills flight, but I don’t want to fly out of some tiny airport that’s an hour away. Which airport would we be departing from?
Sue: It’s the Burbank Airport. Yes, I know it’s less convenient to fly out of a secondary airport, but I don’t see what the big deal is.
Alex: Okay, hand it over. I’m taking over the planning for our vacation. I’m not willing to sacrifice comfort to save a few bucks.
Sue: Fine, be my guest.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse the

ESL Podcast 362 – Getting In-Flight Service. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

I pushed the call button to get the attention of the flight attendant.
Flight attendant: Yes? What can I do for you?
Hal: It’s very cold in the cabin. Is it possible to get a blanket?
Flight attendant: We’re out of blankets, but here’s a pillow.
Hal: Okay, thanks. I was asleep during the meal service. Could I get a meal?
Flight attendant: We don’t have any more of the Baked Chicken. We only have the Bean Salad left.
Hal: Oh, okay, I’ll take that. Could I also get a drink?
Flight attendant: What would you like?
Hal: What do you have?
Flight attendant: The complimentary drinks are listed in our in-flight magazine. Beer, wine, and other cocktails are $4.
Hal: I’ll have a diet soda.
Flight attendant: We’re out of diet soda.
Hal: How about just some water? What’s that?
Flight attendant: That’s turbulence. Make sure your seatbelt is fastened.
Hal: Could I get an airsickness bag, please?
Flight attendant: I’m sorry, but we’re out of those, too.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

ESL Podcast 479 – Using Frequent Flyer Miles. Ouça o áudio aqui. Depois estude o texto.

Anne: Where were you this past weekend? I tried calling you on Friday to see if you wanted to go to the movies with me.
Jurgen: I was in Chicago for a long weekend.
Anne: Chicago? I didn’t know you were planning a trip. I thought you were pretty strapped this month. A ticket to Chicago would set you back at least $300.
Jurgen: I am pretty strapped, but I wanted to go to my friend Rachel’s wedding. I was able to use my frequent flyer miles to get a ticket. I was lucky that those weren’t blackout dates.
Anne: Oh, that explains it. You’ve been traveling a lot using your frequent flyer miles. How do you rack up so many miles? I’m enrolled in the frequent flyer programs of three different airlines, but I never seem to have enough miles to redeem them for a ticket or even an upgrade.
Jurgen: The trick is to get a credit card that gives you miles. For every dollar I charge on my credit card, I get one mile. Since I use my credit card for a lot of business purchases, the miles add up pretty quickly. I also use a lot of the hotels and restaurants that partner with the airlines, and doing that gives me bonus miles.
Anne: Aren’t there a lot of restrictions? Do you ever have problems redeeming the miles?
Jurgen: Yeah, there are some restrictions, but I work around them. There are fewer restrictions if you have elite status, but I’m a long way from that.
Anne: So I need to get a credit card that gives me frequent flyer miles.
Jurgen: Yeah, but a word to the wise: spend carefully. You don’t want to rack up credit card debt for the sake of
Anne: Point taken. Thanks for the tip.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse racking up frequent flyer miles!

Outra dica é o site LingQ, um sistema on-line de ensino de línguas por meio de diálogos com pessoas do mundo todo. Focado em diferentes competências é tão fácil de usar que você verá resultados incríveis após pouco tempo de uso.

Solicite nossa Biblioteca de Downloads para ter acesso a diversos textos de inglês técnico para aviação. Além disso, vale consultar nossas dicas de site para estudar idiomas em nossa Biblioteca de Links.

Amigos virtuais

Outra forma de utilizar a Internet a seu favor para o aperfeiçoamento da língua estrangeira são sites de relacionamento e fóruns onde se pode inscrever e começar a praticar o seu inglês escrito. Não há nada mais simples.

Algumas dicas de sites para encontrar amigos virtuais são:

O site Livemocha é uma das maiores comunidades de aprendizado de idiomas do mundo com mais de 2 milhões de membros! Projetado para todos os idiomas e níveis de habilidade, este site oferece uma das melhores formas de aprendizado – uma atividade social e divertida!  É o melhor, também é grátis!

Couch Surfing ou Hospitality Club – Estes dois sites são voltados para viajantes que desejam hospedar em sua casa outros viajantes ou vice-versa. É uma experiência muito rica. Mesmo se você não estiver pensando em viajar para fora do país, vale ter um perfil pois poderá receber solicitações de acomodação de pessoas de diversos países e culturas. Você não precisa hospedá-lo se não quiser, pode apenas dizer que está disponível apenas para um café.

E você, tem alguma dica para ajudar nossos leitores? Escreva sua dica nos comentários!

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