جلسه 2

NASA's Juno mission has arrived at Jupiter. Find out more with Neil and Sian as they look at how the world's media is reacting and the words you need to talk about the story.

جلسه های این واحد

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News Review

Welcome to Jupiter!

After a five-year, 2.8-billion km journey, Juno has arrived safely. Over the next 20 months it will circle Jupiter and send back new information about the giant planet.

Language challenge

What do we call the sun and the eight planets that revolve around it?

a) The sun system
b) The solar system
c) The planet system

ویدیو را تماشا کنید و تمرین را کامل کنید

The story

NASA has confirmed that the Juno spacecraft has entered into orbit around Jupiter after a five-year journey from Earth.

Scientists burst into applause when a signal sent back across 800 million kilometres of space confirmed the spacecraft's engine had fired for 35 minutes.

The $1.1bn probe will circle Jupiter for 20 months.

Rebecca Morelle – BBC News

We have been to Jupiter before. We've flown past it quite a few times – the first time way back in the 70s – but this is taking us closer in than we've ever been before and that's what makes this mission so risky because Jupiter is an incredibly hostile world.

The weather there's terrible. It has radiation streaming off of it, which is kind of going to absolutely battle the on-board electronics on the spacecraft.

But, we don't know so many things about it. We want to actually peer beneath the clouds for the first time to see what actually lies at the planet's core.

Key words and phrases

probe
(here) a device for gathering information

orbit
the circular path one object takes around another in space

spacecraft
vehicle used in space

hostile
(here) difficult or dangerous

core
(here) the centre

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

The answer is: b) The solar system

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

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  • probe
    (here) a device for gathering information

    orbit
    the circular path one object takes around another in space

    spacecraft
    vehicle used in space

    hostile
    (here) difficult or dangerous

    core
    (here) the centre