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AVIATION ENGLISH – STANDARD WORDS AND PHRASES USED FOR

RADIOTELEPHONY COMMUNICATION BY ICAO.

Teachers note:
Standard ICAO phraseology is needed for safe radiotelephony. Students need to know
these terms and phrases correctly. Make sure they pronounce them correctly. You might
like to write the sounds down next to the words.

1 Please match the word phrase to the correct definition

1. Acknowledge
2. Affirm
3. Approved
4. Break
5. Break Break

A. Yes.
B. I indicate the separation between portions (parts) of the message. Used when no
clear distinction between portions of the message.
C. Let me know when you have received and understood this message.
D. I indicate the separation between messages transmitted between different aircraft
in a busy environment.
E. Permission for proposed action granted.

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6. Cancel
7. Check
8. Cleared
9. Confirm
10. Contact
11. Correct
12. Correction

F. An error has been made in this transmission or message indicated. The correct
version is…
G. Establish radio contact with…
H. Examine a system or procedure.
I. True or accurate.
J. I request verification of: (clearance, instruction, action, information)
K. Authorised to proceed under conditions specified.
L. Annul the previous transmitted clearance.

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AVIATION ENGLISH – STANDARD WORDS AND PHRASES USED FOR
RADIOTELEPHONY COMMUNICATION BY ICAO.

2 Please unscramble the word/phrase

1 Consider the transmission as not sent – sridradge


2 What is the readability of my transmission – od/ who/erda/uoy
3 I repeat for clarity or emphasis – gnaai/ I / ysa
4 Continue in accordance specified or _____ 3500ft – tnaiianm
5 Listen out on (frequency) – onoimrt
6 No, this is not correct or permission not granted- etvagvnie
7 My transmission is ended and I expect a response to you- vero
8 This exchange of transmissions is ended and no response is expected – tou
9 Repeat all, or the specified part, of this message back to me exactly as received-
cakbedra
10 I should like to know… or I wish to obtain- tqrseeu
11 I have received all of your last transmission – geror

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AClass Aviation English Exercises

Answers
Exercise 1
1C 11 I
2A 12 F
3E
4B
5D
6L
7H
8K
9J
10 G

Exercise 2

1 disregard
2 How do you read 9 read back
3 I say again 10 request
4 maintain 11 roger
5 monitor
6 negative
7 over
8 out

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