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Учебное пособие «Full ahead. Английский язык для моряков. Средний уровень.

рассчитано на тех, кто уже изучал английский язык раньше. Основная цель данного
пособия – подготовить Вас к собеседованию, расширить Ваш словарный запас в области
морской терминологии, объяснить основы грамматики, научить правильно строить
предложения и использовать в речи основные времена глаголов английского языка.

В пособии рассматриваются такие темы, как устройство судна, безопасность, учебные

тревоги, спасательные и личные защитные средства, аварийные ситуации, конвенции,
обязанности и инструменты. Бытовые диалоги (в аэропорту, отеле, ресторане) помогут
Вам уверенно чувствовать себя в повседневном общении. Особое внимание уделяется
подготовке к собеседованию в крюинговом агентстве. В данном пособии вы найдете
списки вопросов, которые наиболее часто задаются на собеседовании. Вы сможете
ответить на основные вопросы, касающиеся Вашего образования, опыта работы и
обязанностей, а также проработать технические вопросы по Вашей специальности
(штурмана, механики и.т.д.)

Примеры заданий из теста Marlins-online помогут Вам подготовиться к тесту.

Lesson 1
Topic: Ship’s hull.
Grammar: Revision of Tenses.
Speaking: My first day on the vessel.

Lesson 2
Topic: Job familiarization.
Grammar: Present Continuous/Present Simple.
Speaking: Watch - keeping duties.

Lesson 3
Topic: Safety familiarization.
Grammar: Past Continuous.
Speaking: Location of safety equipment.
Lesson 4
Topic: Drills. Muster lest. Launching life boats.
Grammar: Present Perfect.
Speaking: Reporting about drill.
Lesson 5
Topic: Accidents.
Grammar: Revision of Tenses.
Speaking: Oil spill.
Lesson 6
Topic: Repair. Tools.
Grammar: Future Tense.
Speaking: Repair work.
Lesson 7
Topic: Duties and Responsibilities.
Grammar: Modal verbs (must/have to/should)
Speaking: Duties of Navigation Officer, Engineers, Ratings.

Lesson 8
Topic: Medicine.First Aid Injuries.
Speaking: At the doctor’s
Lesson 9
Topic: Employment contract.
Grammar: Passive Voice.
Speaking: Discussing details of contract.
Lesson 10
Topic: Maritime Conventions. MARPOL, SOLAS.
Grammar: Present Perfect Continuous.
Speaking: Separation of garbage.
Every day English.
 Airport
 Hotel
 Café
 Clothes Shop
 Bank
Marlins Test.
Applications Form.


1. Learn new words.

Bow Funnel

Stern Accommodation

Starboard Forecastle

Portside Bulkhead

Bridge superstructure Compartment

2. Match English words with Russian translation.

1. Hull a) корпус

2. superstructure b) люк

3. hatch c) настройка
4. grinder d) приближаться
5. overalls
e) инструкция
6. approach
f) турбинка
7. receive
g) получать
8. manual
h) роба, комбинезон

3. Put words in correct columns.

Double bottom tank bulkhead fire alarm engine room

radar galley laundry bow workshop funnel rudder bow


Central Control Room hold

Part of the ship Place on the ship Ship’s equipment


Утверждение Отрицание Вопрос

I work I don’t work Do I work?

Present Simple
He He He
Обычно She works She doesn’t work Does She?
It It It

Present I am working I am not working Am I working?

He He He
Сейчас She is working She is not working Is She working?
It It It

You You You

We are working We are not working Are We working?
They They They

Past Simple I worked I didn’t work Did I work?


I have worked I have not worked Have I worked?

Present Perfect He He He
результат She has worked She has not worked Has She worked?
It It It

You You You

We have worked We haven’tworked Have Weworked?
They They They

Iwill work I will work Will I work?

He He He
Future She will work She will work Will She work?
Завтра It It It

You You You

We will work We will work Will We?
They They They
1. Put verbs in correct Tenses.

1. John ___________ every morning

(hand over).
9. _____ Chief cook _____ now?
2. She ________ with Captain now. (prepare dinner.)
10. ______ they ________ you yesterday?
3. Ratings ________ yesterday (see)
(watch TV)
11. She __________ the cabin now.
4. “I’m cold” I______ the window. (clean)
12. _______ they _____ the deck now?
5. What time_______ they get up? (sweep)

6. _______ he ______ to a party 13. What films ________ you like?

yesterday? (go)
14. _______ she _______ football every
7. We _________ every Sunday. day? (play)
(go shopping)
15. _______ you _______ a letter to your
8. He _________ his mother tomorrow. friend yesterday?

2. Ask questions to the sentences.

Example: I Clean my cabin every day. (How often…?)

1. I received distress message 5 minutes ago. (When ….?)

2. Chief Officer is preparing passage plan now. (Who…?)
3. He has paid away anchor chain. (What…?)
4. Second Officer is responsible for medicine. (What…?)
5. Second Engineer has checked all scuppers. (Who…?)
6. Ratings are going to have lunch in the mess room. (Where….?)
7. Bosun is going to the forecastle. (Where…?)
8. Fire team has put out fire. (Who…?)

3. Ask and answer questions. 5. What do you know about safety on the
1. When did you embark the vessel?
6. Have you ever had any incidents at sea?
2. How long have you been adjusting this
machinery. 7. What do you usually do before taking
over watch.
3. What documents are you going to
prepare? 8. Have you ever used English at sea?

4. What equipment are you responsible for?


1. Match A and B parts

1.displacement a) middle part of the vessel;

2.beam b) distance from bottom of the keel to the

c) width of the hull;
d) weight of water which is immersed by
5.draft the hull;

6.length overall e) full length of the vessel;

f) walls;

2. Read and translate dialogue.

- What is hull?
- Hull is a watertight body of a ship.
- What parts does hull consist of?
- It consists of bow, stern and amidships.
- What material is hull made of?
- It is made of steel. Vessel usually consists of watertight decks and bulkheads.
- What is situated above hull?
- Superstructure is situated above hull.
- What is the difference between upper deck and weather deck?
- There is no difference between these terms. It is also called main deck,
- Where is cargo kept?
- It is kept in holds or tanks.
3. Read and translate the text.

Welcome on board!
Good morning ladies and gentleman. Welcome on board. I am Captain of this ship, my name is
Tom Adams. Before we start our voyage I’d like to tell you a few words about our vessel.

There are 230 crewmembers on board of our vessel and it can accommodate 560 passengers. Our
vessel was built in 2007, so you can see it is new and modern. The length of our vessel is 350
meters, width is 100 meters draft is 15 meters. Engine’s power is 65 200 kw and speed of the
vessel is 17 knots.

Our vessel has 5 decks.Here is bridge superstructure. Our navigators work on the bridge where
various bridge equipment is located (radars, echo sounders, VHF and GMDSS systems) Two
lookouts are usually posted on the bridge wings.

Here is weather deck where you can walk but make sure you don’t approach railings if the
weather is windy or stormy. And don’t go to the forecastle because ratings usually work there.

Engine room is situated under the first deck. On the firs deck we have galley, laundry, store
room and office. All other decks are occupied with cabins. We have two restaurants, bar and
cinema on board of our vessel. If you like sport you can enjoy our swimming pool or train in the

We care a lot about your safety that’s why I will ask you to follow all safety rules, learn
emergency escape routes, attend drills and make sure you know how to wear life jackets. On
board of our vessel we have 4 lifeboats and 2 life rafts which can accommodate all crewmembers
and passengers we have.Our vessel is equipped with stabilizers so I hope you will not suffer
from the seasickness.

Now the stewards will show you your cabins and help with your luggage.

Enjoy your voyage.


1. Answer the questions.

1. Whodo you usually speak to when you first come on the vessel?

2. What places do you need to visit?

3. What information is it important for you to know?

2. Read and translate the dialogue.

- Hi! My name’s Tom. I am a new A.B. on this vessel.

- Hello! I am Steve. Nice to meet you.
- How long have you been on this vessel Steve?
- Let me think. Next Saturday It will be four months.
- I see. I came here only yesterday evening and I don’t know anybody here,
- Oh, don’t worry. I am sure you will make friends easily. Our crew is very friendly.
- Where do you come from?
- I was born in Brighton but now I live in London. Where are you from?
- I am from Hastings. I’ve been to Brighton a few times. It’s a very nice town.
- Steve, how do you find working here? Do you often work overtime?
- Sometimes. If something breaks or some machinery is out of order we have to work
hard Usually I keep watch with Fourth Engineer. Do you know anything about our
- I’ve already spoken to the Chief Officer and Bosun I’ll start my work tomorrow
morning but I don’t keep watch. I only have working day.
- I see.
- Of course I’d like to get more experience that’s why I am going to ask Officers to let
me keep watch with them.
- I think it’s a good idea. Well, it was nice to talk to you but I have to go now. My
watch starts in half an hour and I want to come 15 minutes earlier.
- Hurry up then. See you.

3. You have just arrived on your new vessel. Get acquainted with a new crew member. Ask
him about:

- his name;

- his country or city;

- his family and interests;

- particularities of the vessel (length/draft/tonnage);

- other crewmembers;

- working conditions and rest time;



1. Who does this job?

Chip rust inspect knowledge of English check level of water in boiler

Change course change filter send head-rope pay salary

keep watch at the gangway steer the vessel supply spare parts
start engine test radar fill log book

Navigators Engineers Ratings Office

2. Write 4 things which you do at work

1. _________________
2. _________________
3. _________________
4. _________________

3. Complete dialogues using words from ex 1.

1. – Where are ratings?

- They are on deck. They are ___________________.

2. I need to repair this machinery. When will office ___________________.

- They promised to deliver all necessary details this week.

3.Captain I see vessel coming straight towards us!

- Change ________________ immediately.

4. –When you ____________________ you are responsible for safety access on the vessel.

Watch who comes on board and always check their I.D. and purpose of their visit.


Действие происходит обычно Действие происходит сейчас

Positive Positive

I work I amworking

He He
She works Sheis working
It It

You You
We work We are working
They They

Negative Negative

I don’t work I am not working

He He
She doesn’twork She is not working
It It

You You
We don’twork We are not working
They They

Question Question

DoI work? AmI working?

He He
Does She work? IsShe working?
It It

You You
Do We work? Are We working?
They They
1. Put verbs in correct Tense Present Simple or Present Continuous.

1.Third Officer ___________________ (test equipment) at the moment.

2.My plane ____________________ (leave) at 5 o’clock.

3.I ____________________ (check) level of water in the boiler every four hours.

4.We ____________________ (wait) for Pilot now.

5.Who _____________________ (embark) the vessel at the moment?

6.How often __________ you (launch) __________ the life boat?

7. The vessel on our starboard ____________________ (give ) a signal/

8. We ______________________ (send) heaving line ashore at the moment.

2. Ask and answer questions using Present Simple and Present Continuous Tense.

 Keep watch;
 Drive car;
 Chip rust;
 Scrape rust;
 Read manual;
 Align machinery;
 Clean filter;
 Take bearings;

3. Complete dialogue using Present Simple and Present Continuous Tense.

- Excuse, Can you tell me if this train goes to London?

-Yes, it does. It ____________________ (depart) at 3.30. I ____________________(go) by this

train too.

- Oh, great we _____________________ (have) a few minutes before departure.

- ____________________ (come) from London?

- No, I don’t .Mu daughter ____________________ (study) in London at the moment.I

___________________ (visit) her.

- Oh, I see. Where _________ she ___________ (study)?

- She ___________________ (study) law in National University. What about you? _________
you __________ (live) in London?

- Yes. I moved there 10 years ago. I ____________ (work) in the City and now I __________
(come back) from my business trip. Oh, I think it’s time to go, It’s almost half past three now.

1. Match A and B parts.


1. Utilization of a)with the location of equipment

2. Familiar with b) safety procedures

3. Learn about c) garbage

4. Acquaint d) of company

5. Requirements e) procedures

6. watch keeping f) their duties

2. Read and translate text.

Job Familiarization.

Every crewmember must have job familiarization after his arrival on board of the vessel. All
personnel working on board must be familiar with their duties.

This includes:

• Visiting the spaces where they must perform their primary duties.
• Acquainting with the location, controls and display features of equipment which they
must operate or use.
• Activating the equipment and performing functions using the controls on the equipment.
• Being familiarized with ship-specific watch-keeping procedures.
• Learning about safety, environmental protection, emergency procedures and all
requirements of company.
• All crew should be familiarized rules concerning utilization and separation of garbage.

3. Answer the questions.

1. What must you visit after your arrival on board of the vessel?

2. What must you get acquainted with?

3. Must you activate any equipment?

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