Unit 10 grade 9: Space Travel – Communication
1. Task 1 Unit 10 Grade 9 Communication
Put a tick (√ .)) under the things you think that astronauts do and a cross (X) under the things they don’t. Then read the text and check answers. (Put a mark (√) below what you think astronauts do and an (X) below if they don’t. Then read the article and check your answers.)
Guide to answer
1.X 2.√ 3. 4.X
Life on a space station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a large spacecraft which was launched in 1998. It orbits the Earth and is the place where astronauts live and conduct research in a microgravity environment.
A Day in the Life of an Astronaut Aboard the International Space Station
first. Astronauts sleep in sleeping bags. The microgravity makes them weightless. They have to attach themselves so they don’t float around.
2. Hair is washed with a ‘rinseless’ shampoo that does not need water. For toothbrushing, a small amount of water is used with toothpaste and then swallowed.
3. The crew spend their day doing science experiments. They also carry out checks for the maintenance of the station. The Mission Control Center on Earth supports their operations.
4. The astronauts eat various foods such as fruits, nuts, chicken, beef, seafood, brownies, salt and pepper (in liquid form), etc. Drinks include coffee, tea, and fruit juice (all packaged). Foods can be heated up or kept cool with special machines.
5. A popular pastime while orbiting Earth is simply looking out of the windows to admire its beauty. In their free time, astronaut exercise, watch movies, play music, read books, play cards, and talk to their families.
Life on a space station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a large spacecraft launched in 1998. It orbits the Earth and is where astronauts live and conduct research in a zero-gravity environment.
A day in the life of an astronaut on the International Space Station
1. Astronauts sleep in sleeping bags. The zero gravity environment makes them weightless. They have to fasten themselves to each other so they don’t float.
2. Hair is washed with a “no rinse” shampoo that does not require water. For brushing, a small amount of water is used with the toothpaste and then swallowed.
3. The crew spends the day doing science experiments. They also conducted an inspection of the station’s maintenance. Mission Control Center on Earth supports their operations.
4. Astronauts eat a variety of foods such as fruits, nuts, chicken, beef, seafood, macaroons, salt and pepper (in liquid form), etc. Drinks include coffee Coffee, tea and juice (all packaged). Food can be reheated or kept cool using a special machine.
5. A popular pastime of orbiting the Earth is simply looking out the window to admire the beauty of space. In their spare time, astronauts exercise, watch movies, play music, read books, play cards and talk with their families.
2. Task 2 Unit 10 Grade 9 Communication
Life on the ISS. Match the subheadings with the paragraphs of the text in 1. (Life on the ISS. Match the subtitles with the passages of the reading in Unit 1)
1. D Sleeping in space (Sleeping in space)
2. E Morning routine in space (Morning in space)
3. B Working in space
4. C Eating in space (Eating in space)
5. A Time off space (Free time in space)
3. Task 3 Unit 10 Grade 9 Communication
Work in groups. Imagine that you are going to spend one month aboard the ISS. Discuss and agree on three things that your team will bring to the ISS to meet each need in 2. Then share your list with other groups and explain your decisions. (Work as a team. Imagine you are about to spend a month on the International Space Station. Discuss and agree on the 3 things your group will bring to the ISS to meet each item in part 2. Then share the list. your book with other groups and explain your decision)
Guide to answer
We will bring a sleeping bag to sleep in space, a camera to take photos and a telescope to see farther in the universe. (We will bring a sleeping bag to sleep in space, a camera to take pictures, and a telescope to see further into space.)
4. Task 4 Unit 10 Grade 9 Communication
Now work individually and write on a piece of paper one thing that you will take with you to the ISS as a personal item because you can’t live without it. Then tell your partner what you have written. (Now do personal things on a piece of paper something you will bring to the ISS as a personal item because you can’t live without it. Then tell your friend what you wrote.)
Guide to answer
I will bring a digital camera because I love photography and taking photos the meteorites or galaxy or falling stars is one of my dreams. (I will bring a digital camera because I love photography and taking pictures of meteorites or galaxies or meteors is one of my dreams.)
5. Practice Task 1
Choose the best answers
Question 1: He’s so brilliant and he can do anything – ………….
A. it’s over the moon B. once in a blue moon
C. out of this world D. the sky’s the limit
Question 2: Pham Tuan said everything was quite strange although he ………….. when he was on the ground.
A. prepared B. has prepared C. had prepared D. prepared
Question 3: Mukai Chiaki, the first female Japanese astronaut, ………….. 15 days aboard the space shuttle Columbia in space before it …….. to the Earth on July 23,1994.
A. spent – had returned B. had spent – returned
C. was spending – was returning D. spent – was returning
Question 4: Today, the menu on the ISS includes more than 100 items …… astronauts can choose their daily meals before they fly into space.
A. which B. from which C. in which D. where
Question 5: Do you know the reason……. humans are interested in Mars and other planets in thesolar system?
A. which B. that C. why D. whose
6. Practice Task 2
Combine these pairs of sentences using relative pronouns
1. The first boy has just moved. He knows the truth.
2. I don’t remember the man. You said you met him at the canteen last week.
3. The only thing is how to go home. It makes me worried.
4. The most beautiful girl lives city. I like her long hair very much.
5. He was Tom. I met him at the bar yesterday.
At the end of the lesson, students need to read about a day in the life of an astronaut and practice talking about what they would like to bring with them if given the opportunity to travel to space; At the same time, memorize the words in the lesson:
- attach (v): attach
- rinseless (adj): dry
- maintainance: (n): maintenance
- mission control center: mission control center
- conduct research: conduct research
- swallow (v): swallow
- crew (n): team, member
- packaged (adj): packaged
- operation (n): operation