Here is an extremely interesting documentary video showing that every accident – whether it involves a plane, a car, a train, a bicycle or a walking human being – is the result of a series of (apparently unconnected) factors which coincide to cause an uncontrollable situation.
What we must have in mind is that every accident is avoidable. Every link of the chain must be checked to make sure that it can withstand the force it is intended to. In other words, everyone involved in any given process must do their job responsibly, no matter how menial and unimportant it may seem. After all, sometimes a tiny insect can destroy a huge airplane…
Watch the whole video (5 parts altogether) to practice your listening skills.
Then, practice vocabulary, grammar and fluency, explaining these acronyms and abbreviations which appear on the video.
TOGA / ADI / NTSB / CVR / FAA / FDR / CRM / ATC
Problems with vocabulary? Let me know how I can help!