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A post-COVID-19 Airbus

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Thinking about the future

Think about the following questions

  1. How do you think that the COVID-19 situation will affect OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)?
  2. What will OEMs have to do to survive?
  3. Do you think the Boeing and Airbus will continue their operations in the usual way in the next five years?
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Structure: ‘Direct and indirect objects’

What are direct and indirect objects?

Objects in sentences

The object of a sentence is the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb.

  • Let’s contact the company (object).
  • Open that chart (object).
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Flying cargo in passenger compartments

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The COVID-19 effect

Think about the following questions and take some notes

  1. How has COVID-19 affected the number of commercial flights taking off each day?
  2. How has that affected the global air cargo market?
  3. What can be done to solve this issue?
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Structure: ‘Present perfect 4’

Present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous

Form of present perfect simple and continuous

Present perfect simple form

  • subject + have / has + past participle (+ object, place, time….)
    • I have flown many Boeing planes in my career.
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Structure: Question words

Asking questions

Asking yes / no questions

We can use yes / no questions to ask some questions. However, the answers can only be yes or no.

  • eg Do you fly the 737?
    • Yes I fly the 737 / No I don’t fly the 737.
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Structure: Cardinal & ordinal numbers

What are cardinal and ordinal numbers?

Cardinal numbers

We use cardinal numbers to talk about quantity.

eg I have two flights tomorrow.

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