People who love planes are celebrating an aviation landmark this year with the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the supersonic plane Concorde.
Back in March1969 Concorde took to the skies for the first time for a 29 minute flight at a speed not exceeding 480 km/h, it was able to break the sound barrier in October of the same year.
This achievement was the highlight of a long journey from the first flight recorded in 1903 by the Wright Brothers.
Since early Greek mythology and the story of Icarus humans have always been enchanted by the idea of flight. The modern age of aviation began with the first hot air balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783. Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early-20th century, advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern airplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of aircraft became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines.
So, if you think you are an Aviation Ace this quiz will test your knowledge of aviation developments and landmarks.
If you prefer to be a passenger, this quiz will test your knowledge and vocabulary of air transport.
But if you just want to have fun and learn some quirky facts, this is also the quiz for you !
When you get to the end of the quiz there is a real treat for all plane lovers.
The Aviation Top Gun Quiz
Are you an Aviation Ace ? Try this quiz to test your knowledge of all things
planes, airports and luggage !
Fasten your seat belt, enjoy the ride, it's time for take off.....
Are you superstitious ? Do you avoid walking under ladders ? Do you often cross your fingers ? Do you have any special rituals which bring you good luck ? Or do you think it’s just plain silly to let yourself be ruled by such irrational behavior?
Many people think that Friday the 13th is unlucky and indeed this fear even has a name: Triskaidekaphobia.
People who suffer from this phobia radically adapt their behavior, they don’t fly, don’t drive, don’t make any important decisions on that day.
But many other people believe that Friday the 13th is lucky. They buy lottery tickets, cross their fingers and believe in their good fortune.
There is no real scientific data to say one way or the other…. it just depends on how you look at life.
In this quiz we look at many other superstitions from all other the world. You may find them incredible, silly, irrational, contradictory or true ….. but whichever opinion you have, you’ll certainly learn some great vocabulary and that can only be a good thing !!
Friday the 13th Superstition Quiz
This quiz is full of great everyday vocabulary. We can't promise that you'll
be lucky enough to come into money, but if you are superstitious, or not, you
will certainly learn a lot and increase your vocabulary bank !
Cross your fingers and click on the start button.....Good Luck !!
Let us give you a helping hand in choosing your French holiday destination.
We have devised 12 questions to help you decide from all the fantastic places in France where you should spend your holidays/vacation.
Of course it’s only a guide, you may have other ideas !
It should come as no surprise to know that France is the world’s most popular tourist destination. With 89 million visitors every year, France is a head and shoulders above Spain, which comes in second, receiving 82 million visitors per year. The number 3 spot goes to the USA with 78 million. These statistics confirm that France has been the world’s first choice holiday destination for many years.
Well, you have a choice of mouthwatering food, medieval history, beaches, mountains, stunning landscapes, vineyards, wine, festivals and 44 UNESCO world heritage sites.
So, how to choose where to go ? Try is fun quiz to give you some ideas.
Your holiday in France
Did you know that your personal tastes and interests reveal a lot about where
you should holiday. Try this fun quiz about taking a vacation in France.
The Tour de France is the most important bike race in the world which attracts a massive global audience.
Although the route changes every year, there is always a mixture of flat and mountain stages through the Alps and the Pyrenees, with classic stages which have become part of history.
The time trial stages are exciting as they are the ones which help to sort out the best riders from the others.
The finishing line is on the Champs Elysee in Paris after 21 intense stages.
The riders work as a team to ensure that they have one of their riders winning either the yellow, green, white and/or spotted jersey.
Since the beginning of this iconic race there has been a mass of folklore and fascinating history emanating from it. The spectators who spend hours waiting on the side of the road are also an important part of the scene, often wearing fancy dress as they cheer on their favorite riders.
This quiz is a mine of information and fun questions about the Tour de France past and present.
Once you have done the quiz, challenge yourself further with this podcast which covers many of the same questions, so see if you can spot the vocabulary when it’s spoken.
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