Eight Hotel Alpha

A Course in English for Student Pilots
Written by Nathan Paul Sturman

Copyright 2002, Nathan Sturman


Lesson 1: Greetings


1. Dialogue:

Alpha: Hello, I'm Zhang Feiyuan.
Bravo: Hi, I'm Nancy Crawford.
Alpha: Are you an instructor?
Bravo: No, I'm not. I'm a secretary. Are you a student?
Alpha: Yes, I am.

2. Practice and drill with your teacher.


3. Now you do it. Use your own name and job. Don't read; speak.


Lesson 2: Are you from China?

1. Dialogue:

Charlie: Are you from China?
Delta: Yes, I am. Are you Chinese?
Charlie: No, I'm not. I'm American. My parents are Chinese. Are you Mr. Li?
Delta: Yes, I am.
Charlie: Thanks. Please have a seat.
Delta: Thanks.

2. Practice and drill with your teacher.


3. Now you do it. Use your own country and nationality. Don't read; speak.


4. Numbers:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

5. Letters:
Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz.

6. Remember this: "Alpha" is the letter A, "Hotel" the letter H, "Juliet" is letter J and "Kilo" is for "K".

Lesson 3: What's Your Name?

1. Dialogue:

Echo: What's your name?
Fox Li Fei.
Echo: Is your last name Li?
Fox Yes, it is.
Echo: Is that L-I?
Fox: Yes, it is.
Echo: What's your first name?
Fox: It's Fei.
Echo: And how do you spell it? Fox Echo India?
Fox: Pardon me?
Echo: How do you spell your first name? F-E-I?
Fox: Yes, that's right.
Echo: What's your address, Mr. Li?
Fox: 8106 Red Lion Road, apartment C.
Echo: And your telephone number?
Fox: It's 555-1365.
Echo: Thank you, that's all. Here's your logbook and student pilot kit. Take this form to Doctor Jones.

2. Practice and drill with your teacher.


3. Now you do it. Use your own information. Don't read; speak.


4. Numbers:
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

5. Names of Letters, Pronunciation Practice:
A, H, J, K
B, C, D, E, G, P, T, V, Z
F, L, M, N, S, X
Q, U, W
I, Y
R
O

6. Remember this: "Bravo" is the letter B, "Charlie" is the word for C, "Delta" is the letter D and "Echo" is the one for "E". "Golf" is G and "Papa" P, "Tango" T and "Victor" V, and "Zulu" is the letter Z.

Lesson 4: I'm Your Instructor

1. Dialogue:

Golf: Good morning. My name's Herb. I'm your instructor. And this is Maggie. She's Mr. Li's instructor.
Hotel: I'm Zhang Feiyuan. Nice to meet you, Herb.
Golf: Nice meeting you, too. Here's your key.
Hotel: Thank you. Is that our plane there?
Golf: No it's not. That's our plane over there. Have a seat. This is your preflight checklist.
Hotel: Thanks.
Golf: Coffee?
Hotel: No thanks.
Golf: Tea?
Hotel: Yes please. Thank you very much.

2. Practice and drill with your teacher.


3. Now you do it. Use your own information and words. Don't read; speak.


4. Numbers:
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26, 28, 29, 30

5. Names of Letters, Pronunciation Practice:
Which letter? Which number? Work with a friend, ask and answer.
1,J; 2,A; 3,I; 4,P; 5,Q; 6,S; 7,L; 8,H; 9,B; 10,D; 11,F; 12,E; 13,J; 14,U; 15,T; 16,C; 17,Z; 18,K; 19,G; 20,X; 21,R; 22,N; 23,V; 24,Y; 25,M; 26,W.

6. Remember this: "Foxtrot" or "Fox" for the letter F, "Lima" is for L; "Mike" is M, the word "November" stands for letter N. "Sierra" is the word for S and "X-Ray" stands for X.