Unidade 22: Beyond the planets
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- 1 Nice to meet you!
- 2 What to wear
- 3 Like this, like that
- 4 The daily grind
- 5 Christmas every day
- 6 Great achievers
- 7 The Titanic
- 8 Travel
- 9 The big wedding
- 10 Sunny's job hunt
- 11 The bucket list
- 12 Moving and migration
- 13 Welcome to BBC Broadcasting House
- 14 New Year, New Project
- 15 From Handel to Hendrix
- 16 What's the weather like?
- 17 The Digital Revolution
- 18 A detective story
- 19 A place to live
- 20 The Cult of Celebrity
- 21 Welcome to your new job
- 22 Beyond the planets
- 23 Great expectations!
- 24 Eco-tourism
- 25 Moving house
- 26 It must be love
- 27 Job hunting success... and failure
- 28 Speeding into the future
- 29 Lost arts
- 30 Tales of survival
Are you a space expert?
a machine that is sent into space and moves around Earth or another planet
(here) the act of shooting something into the sky
(here) to shoot something into the sky
long tube powered by gases that can be fired into the sky
the region beyond Earth where stars and planets are found
path around Earth or another planet
to travel around Earth or another planet
someone who travels to space
the Sun and the planets that move around it
large round object in space such as Earth
(from nearest the Sun) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
a vehicle that travels in space
the act of travelling through a place to find out about it
to travel through a place in order to find out about it
wheeled vehicle used to travel over and study the surface of the moon or a planet
spacecraft that can be used to leave and return to Earth more than once
structure in space that is used by people working and travelling in space
6 Minute Vocabulary
Noun - Example
a honk - I heard a honk, then a car came around the corner.
a buzz - There was a buzz of conversation in the audience
a bleep - That bleep means that my battery is dying.
a hum - There's a problem with my TV. It's making a loud hum.
a rumble - We saw the lightning, then we heard the rumble of thunder in the distance.
a rustle - There was a rustle in the bushes, then the fox appeared.
Verb - Example
to zoom - The motorbike zoomed down the road.
to honk - Don't honk at me! I'm driving safely!
to blare - I can't sleep because of the music blaring next door.
to buzz - There was a mosquito buzzing around the room.
to bleep - My phone bleeps whenever I get a text message.
to hum - I can hear something humming in the kitchen. Did you leave the dishwasher on?
to rumble - The train rumbled down the track.
to rustle - He rustled the pages of the newspaper.
the American space agency
vehicle which NASA uses to make repeated journeys into space
to propel upwards, or away from the ground
person who travels into space on a mission
tube-shaped devices powered by huge amounts of explosive gas (used to transport people into space) rockets
NASA's last shuttle flight
a journey to search and find out about new things
vehicle which NASA used to make repeated journeys into space
the end of an era
the end of a significant or historic period of time
tube-shaped devices which are powered by huge amounts of explosive gas and which are used to transport people and things into space
(here) flight into space
(here) to lift upwards and away from the ground very powerfully
(here) move round and round a planet - here, the Earth
to announce that something new or important is happening
something that happens or that people see regularly
person who travels into space on a mission
Can science fiction save the day?
picture the future in your mind
dark and cold, without hope
an imagined place, often in the future, that is full of problems and everything is unpleasant or bad
an imagined place where everything is perfect and there are no problems
making people feel sad and hopeless
made to want to do something
causing you to feel happy
difficult task(s); problem(s) to solve
showing signs of future success
people who work to protect the natural world
(here) setting, particularly in film or literature
serious disagreement or argument
get together in support of something or someone, often a good cause
the state of not being able to be seen
loose coats with no sleeves
News Report - Comets
a device which is used to collect information
didn't go entirely to plan
went a little bit wrong
our solar system
our sun and the planets that go around it
easy to recognise
been of great interest to
with the naked eye
without needing to use equipment such as telescopes
can be seen
a famous decorated cloth showing scenes from English history in the 11th Century
Drama: Alice in Wonderland
if you describe things as curious you mean they are strange; if you describe a person as curious, it means they're interested in everything
the top part of a room
the water that comes from your eyes when you cry
an object made of material or paper that you move up and down, or from side to side to make cold air
shrinking (verb: shrink)
to get away from a difficult or dangerous situation or place