Unit Objectives
Introduction to Aviation

Students explore vocabulary and activities related to aviation.

The Different Kinds of Verbs in English

Students practice identifying and distinguishing between main verbs, auxiliary verbs, and modal auxiliary verbs.

Auxiliary Verbs and Their Relationship with Tense and Aspect

Students practice choosing between be, do, and have based on the time and aspect of a sentence they wish to create.

Making Questions

Students study the when and when not to use inversion word order in questions. 

Understanding "Have"

Students learn the many ways to use the verb, have along with the meanings that can be communicated using the phrase, "have got".

The Paragraph

Students learn the different elements needed to structure an academic paragraph.


Listening Speaking Grammar
1-1 People at the Airport

Listening activity based on six people’s careers in aviation. Listening activity contains several words from unit vocabulary.

1-2 Visit to a Flight Surgeon

Listening activity based on a pilot and flight surgeon discussing an in-flight physical and medical problem. Activity reinforces student comprehension of unit vocabulary, Grammar 1-1, and Grammar 1-2.

1-3 Pilot, Controller Transcript

Listening activity based on communication between an aircraft and air traffic controllers during a flight. Activity reinforces student comprehension of unit vocabulary.

1-1 Unit Introduction Discussion

Unit introduction conversation activity. 

1-2 Vocabulary Discussion

Vocabulary discussion activity.

1-3 Role-Plays

Students improvise dialogues according to prompts.

1-4 Positives & Negatives

Students take turns convering sentences from positive to negative and vice-versa. Activity reinforces student comprehension of the role of English's auxiliary verbs in forming negative sentences.

1-5 Change the Tense

Students familiarize themselves with the concept of different tenses by changing the time meaning of sentences.

1-6 Three Question Discussion

Group speaking activity for students to practice making questions.

1-7 What's the Question?

Students formulate questions based on clues provided by their partners.

1-8 Negative Question Discussion

Students work with a partner and discuss situations in which they need to ask each other negative questions.

1-9 What Have You Got to Say?

Students discuss in groups answers to questions that focus on the different uses of "have" and "have got."

1-1 Three Kinds of Verbs

Lesson about auxiliary verbs, modal auxiliary verbs, and main verbs.

1-2 Questions

Students practice making yes/no and wh-questions. Questions about both the subject and the object are studied.

1-3 Have & Have Got

Students practice the different meanings of the verb have and have got.

Reading Use of English Writing
1-1 A Pilot’s Journal

Fictitious journal entries describing health issues. Reading activity contains several words from unit vocabulary list.

1-1 Let's Take a Look

Four short conversations that serve as a lead in to Grammar 1-3.

1-2 Careers in Aviation

Students research popular careers in aviation and make presentations to give to the class.

1-1 Topic Sentences

Students learn how to write a strong topic sentence.

1-2 Supporting & Concluding Sentences

Students focus on writing sentences to support the main idea of a paragraph, and practice identifying unrelated sentences. Students learn how to effectively conclude a paragraph.

1-3 Paragraph

Students write a paragraph about health and lifestyle in their country.


air regulations

aircraft / airplane

aircraft weight & balance





Area Control Centre (ACC)




clearance delivery


control tower

cycle landing gear




executive jet


flight crew

flight level (FL)

flight safety

flight school

flight surgeon




GPS computer

grass parking

ground control



instrument endorsement



navigational aids (NAVAID)

Notice to airmen (NOTAM)




radar contact

radar line of sight


runway inspection

runway lights




weather briefing

weather forecast