A nightmare after Christmas


According to several media accounts, these past two days could have been a nighmare after Christmas. First there was what has already been confirmed as a terrorist attempt against a Delta Northwestern flight that was bound to Detroit from Amsterdam (read news here, here and here) . Then, today there was another incident on another aircraft which was doing the same route (read the accounts here, here and here). This time it was only a scare, it seems like the Nigerian man – another coincidence – didn’t have any explosive devices on him.

Anyway, these events bring up the discussions about security measures taken by airport authorities to prevent such dangerous devices from boarding aircraft. Do you think these measures have been efficient lately? Could something else be done to strengthten them? Let me know what you think at carolina.davila.english@gmail.com.

As a pilot, you should be able to discuss these topics with relative ease. Would you be able to do that? Try reading one of the accounts of the events and telling the same story again, but in your own words. We could be doing this in class and broadening your vocabulary range!

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O Pesadelo Depois do Natal

De acordo com diversas reportagens vistas na mídia, os últimos dois dias poderiam ter sido um pesadelo depois do Natal. Primeiro, houve o que já foi confirmado como uma tentativa de ataque terrorista contra um voo da companhia aérea Delta Northwestern para Detroit, vindo de Amsterdã (links para notícias acima). Depois, hoje ocorreu um novo incidente em outra aeronave que fazia a mesma rota (links para notícias acima). Desta vez foi apenas um susto, parece que o nigeriano – outra  coincidência – não tinha nenhum artefato explosivo consigo.

Veja se consegue responder – em inglês – às questões levantadas por esses eventos, e se quiser, envie-me suas respostas em carolina.davila.english@gmail.com.

Como piloto, você precisa ser capaz de discutir esses temas com relativa facilidade. Você conseguiria fazer isso? Experimente ler um dos artigos que fala sobre o tema e contar a mesma informação de novo, porém com as suas palavras. Poderíamos estar fazendo isso em sala de aula, e ampliando seu vocabulário!

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