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Unit 2: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 18

Would you like to travel to space in a second-hand rocket? An American company's hoping this will be the future of space tourism.  Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Used rocket launched into space

An American company has launched a used rocket into space for the first time. Spacex wants to revolutionise space travel and – eventually – make it possible for people to live on other planets. They have been searching for ways to make this more affordable. One those ways is to use rockets that have already flown.

Language challenge

An old-fashioned name for a UFO – Unidentified Flying Object – is a flying ______.

a) plate
b) bowl
c) saucer

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The story

A Californian company's made history by launching a used rocket back into space.

Traditionally rockets are used once before being scrapped.

But SpaceX has developed a way of landing its boosters safely on Earth.

Key words and phrases

re-usable
able to be used again

launch
when a spacecraft is put into space

milestone
event which marks an important stage in a process

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge - answer

c) saucer

 

Session Vocabulary

  • re-usable
    able to be used again

    launch
    when a spacecraft is put into space

    milestone
    event which marks an important stage in a process