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The aim of the assessment is to determine the ability of an applicant for a pilot licence or a licence holder to speak and understand the language used for R/T communications, i.e. to determine the ability of the applicant to:

  • communicate effectively using standard R/T phraseology; and
  • deliver and understand messages in plain language in both usual and unusual situations that necessitate departure from standard R/T phraseology.

Test is compilation of tasks related to aviation procedures and opeartions. Basic material for test preparation is sufficient number of questions and tasks for each part of the test, allowing interlocutor to prepare test material randomly.

  • Interview (do 4 min)
  • Photo description – assessment of interaction (up to 3 min)
  • Listening – assessment of comprehension (up to 6 min)
  • Speaking – assessment of pronunciation, fluency, structure and vocabulary (up to 7 min)

 

  1. part: Interview (up to 4 min)

           

This consists of an interview including an introduction with reference to the candidate’s aviation experience and the context in which he/she operates. The aim of this part is to allow the candidate to talk in general terms about their aviation experience. The interlocutor will offer them the opportunity to talk about common or particular aviation-related themes. The candidate is expected to be able to communicate clearly and reasonably accurately about these areas, with appropriate fluency and an intelligible accent.

 

  1. part: Photo description – assessment of interaction (up to 3 min)

 

In this part, candidates are oferred to describe two photos in details, one of routine and one of non-routine situation.  of the. Afterwards, the inerlocutor will ask the candidate some questions reffering to situation shown in photos. , ispitivač će mu postaviti nekoliko pitanja vezanih za situacije prikazane na slikama. The situations, vocabulary and functions in this part are drawn from ICAO doc 9835 Appendix B. The candidate is expected to demonstrate that their vocabulary resource is sufficient to talk about this area of operations.

 

  1. part: Listening – assessment of comprehension (up to 6 min)

 

In this part, candidates are asked to report and comment after listening to up to three recordings, two based on radiotelephony and one in an informal style. Each recording is played twice. Comprehension and interaction are both assessed in this part of the test. There are two questions for each recording, and the candidate may take notes.  To be assessed at operational level, a candidate should demonstrate good interaction by checking and/or clarifying tasks or questions, or by stating when they have not understood key elements

 

  1. part: – Speaking – assessment of pronunciation, fluency, structure and vocabulary (up to 7 min)

 

The recording in this part has no background noise. After listening to a one-minute native-speaker monologue of an incident in aviation, during which they may make notes, the candidate is asked to give a detailed summary.  A discussion regarding the more general issues raised by the incident follows.The candidate is also invited to express their opinions within a discussion on an aviation-related topic. The candidate has a dedicated opportunity for a “long turn” here, summarising and paraphrasing what they have heard.