This week all of you watched refrigerator (upright cooler) maintenance videos. The biggest problem was not vocabulary. Many of you had problems because you haven't practiced enough listening to normal English rhythm and linking. Some people complained that there were too many technical words (專有名詞太多). Actually, each video only included a very small number of specialized words (two or three).
Understanding how to fly an airplane is much, much more difficult. This involves tons of technical vocabulary. In these two videos, Pranas Drulis, a young man from Lithuania, explains how to start an Airbus. Watch for fun:
1] Airbus A320 - From Cold and Dark to Ready for Taxiing
If you read this article first, the video will be easier to understand: What do all the controls in an airplane cockpit do?
In the second video, Pranas is working with a friend, Povilas Maknavičius:
2] Boeing 737 -- From Cold and Dark to Ready for Taxiing
Remember: these two young men come from Lithuania, a small country in Eastern Europe. Only 3,000,000 people live here, only a little bigger than Taipei.
60% of people in Lithuania learn to speak Russian. English is probably these men's 2nd foreign language.
Don't be discouraged by easy refrigerator videos. If you practice, one day maybe you, too, can learn to do something difficult, such as flying an airplane (use your English)!