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Hi, Oleks. Another compelling series of texts by you! I...

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Jump 10

Finally, we lined up and boarded the plane one by one. The airplane was An-2. It is a rather small and reliable single-engine biplain. By the way, this aircraft was included in the Guinness Book of Records as an aircraft that has been in production for more than 70 years, longer than any other aircraft in the world. It is called "Colt" by NATO classification, and we call it "Corn crop duster." The plane we boarded was its modification called An-2T, the 12-seated passenger aircraft.
First, the skydivers boarded, then we did. In the plane, seats were located along the sides, in two rows facing one another. I was in the middle of the line, so it happened that my seat was located directly opposite the hatch. The hatch was opened during the whole flight, so I had a great opportunity to survey everything outside.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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I love the way you are telling your story in instalments and gradually getting nearer and nearer to the jump!  Nothing much wrong with the text - just a few little tweaks, particularly with the indefinite and definite articles.  

I lost the word "we" in your audio, right at the beginning of your recording.  No need to stress it; just be careful to enunciate it!  Also with "records" you need the stress on both syllables (which is unusual in English).  I've included an audio.  Well done!

Finally, we lined up and boarded the plane one by one. The airplane was an An-2. It The An-2 is a rather small and reliable, single-engine biplain. By the way, this aircraft was included in the Guinness Book of Records as an aircraft that has been in production for more than 70 years, longer than any other aircraft in the world. It is called "Colt" by NATO classification, and we call it a "Corn crop duster." The plane we boarded was its modification called an An-2T, the a12-seatedr passenger aircraft.

First, the skydivers boarded, then we did. In the plane, the seats were located along the sides, in two rows, facing one another. I was in the middle of the line, so it happened that my seat was located directly opposite the hatch. The hatch was opened during the whole flight, so I had a great opportunity to survey observe everything outside.

 

 

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ros!
Thank you for your comment and audio! I will try to pay more attention to "the" and "a."

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I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Sorry - forgot to tick the boxes the first time ;)

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At first, I did not understand what the "to tick the boxes" means, then I googled it and everything became clear :)

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Wow! It must have been very scary having the hatch open throughout the whole flight! Out of curiosity, did you and your fellow skydivers talk to one another on the when you were all sat facing each other on the plane? I would be way to nervous to speak to anyone in that situation haha!

Ros has done a great job of evaluating both your written and spoken English.  I can't think of anything else to add on this occasion. Just goes to show how much progress you are making with your English yes Keep up the good work!!

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Edhutchins88,
Thank you for your comment, it motivates. About speaking: I didn't really know anyone, and yes, the situation didn't favor conversation. Skydivers talk among themselves, however.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Good job again, Oleks. You rock! I agree with Ros, it is really nice to read your story in installments.

Finally, we lined up and boarded the plane one by one [Great sentence!]. The airplane was an An-2 [Because it is an unknown noun]. It is a rather small and reliable single-engine biplain biplane. By the way, this aircraft was included in the Guinness Book of Records as an aircraft that has been in production for more than 70 years, longer than any other aircraft in the world. It is called a "Colt" by NATO classification, and we call it a "Corn crop duster." The plane we boarded was its a modification called an An-2T, the a 12-seated 12-seater passenger aircraft.

First, the skydivers boarded, then we did. In the plane, the seats were located along the sides, in two rows facing one another. I was in the middle of the line, so it happened that my seat was happened to be located directly opposite the hatch. The hatch was opened [An action is not going on here] during the whole flight, so I had a great opportunity to survey observe everything outside.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Aliakbar,
Thank you! I will try to memorize where I had errors: a 12-seater, the hatch was open, my seat happened to be located and others.

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Finally, we lined up and boarded the plane one by one. The airplane was An-2. It is a rather small and but/yet reliable single-engine biplain biplane. By the way, this aircraft was included in the Guinness Book of Records as an aircraft that has been in production for more than 70 years, longer than any other aircraft in the world. It is called "Colt" by NATO classification (no comma) and we call it "Corn crop duster." The plane we boarded was its modification called An-2T, the 12-seated passenger aircraft.

First, the skydivers boarded, then we did. In the plane, Seats were located along the sides in two rows facing one another on the plane. I was in the middle of the line, so it just so happened that my seat was located directly opposite the hatch. The hatch was opened during the whole flight, so I had a great opportunity to survey everything outside.

 

Good job

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Kjcoffin,
Thank you for your comment. It is very useful, as always.

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