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Sterk Engels Leerjaar 4 VMBO-GTL Workbook

B. Kies bij 13 in alinea

B. Kies bij 13 in alinea 4 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. besides b. however c. therefore C. Kies bij 14 in alinea 5 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. absurdity b. boredom c. comfort d. surprise TIP If skimming the text is not enough to get an idea of what the text is about, or if you need more in-depth information, you read strategically. 28 Skim the text Read the headline and sub-headlines and study the picture. What do you expect the text to be about? I think this text is about Now read the text to check your prediction. Were you right? US AIRWAYS’ UNWRITTEN POLICY On June 16, 2011, a US Airways Captain with 30 years of experience stopped her flight from departing. Something was wrong with the airplane. She was deeply concerned about a balky power component that, should it continue to fail, might have eliminated all electrical power on her trans-American flight. Despite her valid concerns, US Airways’ management pressured her to fly the airplane, over the ocean, at night. When she refused to jeopardize the safety of her passengers, US Airways’ security escorted her out of the airport, and threatened to arrest her crew should they not cooperate. After she was removed from the airport, three more US Airways pilots refused to fly the aircraft, citing their own concerns about the fitness of the plane. It turned out the pilots were right: the power component was faulty and the plane was removed from service and, finally, fixed. Eventually a new crew operated the flight, hours later. 251 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL

The flying public deserves the highest levels of safety. US Airways wants to maximize their revenues by pushing their employees to move their airplanes regardless of the potential human cost. US Airways’ pilots are committed to resist any practices that compromise your safety for economic gain. We’ve been trying to fix these problems behind the scenes for quite some time. Now we think it’s time to inform you. The 5,000 pilots of the US Airline Pilots Association want you to know the facts. 29 Strategic reading Watch the video about strategic reading and take notes. How do read strategically? 30 Theory strategic reading Watch the video again if needed and fill in the gaps. Strategic reading is reading to find or to answer . The strategy first & last sentence is: 31 First and last sentence Work in pairs. Read out loud the first and last sentence of the text. Discuss them and write down what the paragraph is about. 252 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL