The test is essentially based on listening and speaking skills.
If you need to get some specific listening practice, you could:
- Use Airspeak, (ROBERTSON, Fiona. Airspeak, Radiotelephony Communication for Pilots. Essex: Pearson Longman, 2008) a very comprehensive audio material with routine and non-routine situations that could also help you get familiar with different accents.
- Use “Aviation English” (EMERY, Henry; ROBERTS, Andy. Aviation English for ICAO Compliance. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008) audio material and do the exercises on the book.
- Use “ Check your Aviation English” (EMERY, H & ROBERTS, A. Check your Aviation English for ICAO compliance. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers. Student’s book, 2010) and do the listening exercises (“listening for the gist” and “listening for detail”).
As for speaking:
- If you are fluent, you could answer (orally) some of the model questions already available on our blog (http://blogdoaplicado.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Mock-Questions-BLOGDOAPLICADO.pdf). Record your answers in a voice recorder device. When you’re answering, think about WHAT you’re talking. Take a break and go back to your file. Listen to it carefully, paying attention at HOW you formulated your ideas (structural problems and appropriate vocabulary choice)
- If you are not as fluent as you would like, you could write the answers and, after some time, read them and observe possible problems. 50-100 words should be enough.
We suggest the following pictures for practice. We have been told they are very commonly used by examiners.
- You can either write a paragraph or record a description of about one minute of the picture, describing it as much as you can.