Unit 10 grade 9: Space Travel – Skills 2
1.1. Task 1 Unit 10 grade 9
Look at the pictures and discuss with your partner what is happening in them. Can you guess what the recording is about? Now listen and check. (Look at the pictures and discuss with your friends what is happening in them. Can you guess what the recording is about? Now listen and check.)
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Guide to answer
The recording is about space tourism. (A audiobook about space tourism.)
1.2. Task 2 Unit 10 grade 9
Listen again then answer the questions with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. (Listen again then answer the questions with no more than 3 words)
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first. What are the three purposes of space tourism?
(What are the three purposes of space tourism?)
2. Where has Space Adventures flown clients to since 2001?
(Where did space explorers take customers in 2001?)
3. What is the name of the service with which clients can leave the ISS and float above the Earth?
(What is the name of the service where passengers leave the ISS and hover over Earth?)
4. What is Virgin Galactic preparing to launch? (What is Virgin Galactic preparing to launch?)
5. What are the words that were used to criticize space tourism?
(What words are used to describe the space tourism industry?)
Guide to answer
1. recreational, leisure, business (entertainment, relaxation, business)
2. International Space Station (World Space Station)
4. manned spaceflight (manned space flight)
5. expensive, dangerous, unsustainable (expensive, dangerous, uncertain)
1.3. Task 3 Unit 10 grade 9
Match the numbers to their references, then listen and check your answers. (Match the numbers with their material, then listen and check the answers)
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Guide to answer
1-D. 2018 – the year when Space Adventures plans to launch its ‘Circumlunar Mission’.
(2018 – the year that Space Adventures plans to release “Circumnuar Mission”.)
2 C. 100 kilometers – the distance from the moon that clients can be taken to.
(100km – The distance from the moon that visitors can be taken)
3-A. 700 – the number of people who have signed up to travel into space with Virgin Galactic.
(700 – Number of people who have signed up for space travel with the Virgin Galactic.)
4-E. 50 – the number of countries the 700 clients come from.
(50 – Number of countries 700 guests goods come from there)
5-B. $250,000 – the price of the deposit for a spaceflight on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft.
($250,000 – Deposit price for a space flight aboard Virgin Galactic)
Dreaming of a holiday sunbathing on Mars, or playing some sports at a lunar resort and spa? While it may take decades for these ideas to come true, space tourism, which is space travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes is becoming, more realistic. Since 2001, the American company Space Adventures has flown tourists to the International Space Station to live and work alongside professional astronauts for up to 10 days. The company now offers a service called “Spacewalk” where clients can leave the ISS and float above the Earth. It also plans to launch by 2018 its “Circumlunar Mission”, which takes clients to within 100 kilometers of the moon’s surface. Virgin Galactic, the world’s first manned spaceflight. By 2015, almost 700 people from more than 50 different countries have paid deposits at the price of $250,000 per ticket. The possibility of traveling into space sounds wonderful, but it has been as well. People say it’s expensive, dangerous, and unsustainable since its growth could cause environmental problems including speeding up global warming.
Dreaming of a sunbathing vacation on Mars or playing some sports at a lunar resort and spa? While it may take decades for these ideas to become a reality, space tourism, i.e. space travel for entertainment, leisure or business purposes is becoming more of a reality. Since 2001, the American company Space Adventures has been sending tourists to the International Space Station to live and work with professional astronauts for up to 10 days. The company now offers a service called “Spacewalk,” where customers can leave the ISS and hover over Earth. It also plans to launch in 2018 the “Circumlunar Mission,” which will bring customers within 100 kilometers of the moon’s surface. Virgin Galactic, the world’s first manned spacecraft. By 2015, nearly 700 people from more than 50 different countries had deposited at $250,000/ticket. The ability to travel into space sounds great, but it’s also criticized. People say it is expensive, dangerous and unsustainable because its development can cause environmental problems including accelerating global warming.
2.1. Task 4 Unit 10 grade 9
Look at these advertising examples from websites of some space tourism companies. Underline the words/phrases that you think make the advertisements sound persuasive. (Look at advertising examples from a space travel agency’s website. Underline words/phrases that you think make the ad more persuasive.)
“Become a lunar explorer. Join the greatest private expedition of our time.” (Become a lunar explorer. Join the personal expedition of our time)
“An amazing, life-changing experience.” (A challenging and awe-inspiring experience.)
“Ready To Become An Astronaut?” (Ready to be an astronaut?)
2.2. Task 5 Unit 10 grade 9
Can you guess what is being advertised? Find the answer in the box. (Can you guess what is being advertised? Find the answer in the box)
Guide to answer
1. F 2. A 3. C 4. E 5. D 6. OVER
1. Cakes are great – cupcake advertisement
2. Life shines – shampoo products
3. The best coffee for you – coffee products
4. Green happiness machine – fuel-saving car
5. Timeless charm – travel advertisement
6. Have you met Mr. Goodbar? Cool? – chocolate advertising
2.3. Task 6 Unit 10 grade 9
Write a short ad (2-4 sentences) to advertise these products. You can use strong adjectives, active verbs, imperatives, comparative questions, etc. (Write a short 2-4 sentence copy to advertise these products. You can use emphatic adjectives, imperative sentences, comparative questions, etc.)
Guide to answer
a. Watch miracles happen as our extra-mild detergent removes all your stubborn stains! An excellent way to protect your clothes.
b. Have you tried our new delicious and healthy yogurt? Its tasty freshness will brighten your day!
c. The most stylish bicycle ever. Designed with you in mind.
a. Watch the magic happen as our foaming detergent removes all your stains. A great way to protect clothes.
b. Have you ever tried a new delicious and nutritious yogurt? The fresh taste will make your day light and bright.
c. The most stylish bike ever. Designed specifically for you.
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, Cor D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
For most of their time in orbit, astronauts are fully (1) ………….with repairs and scientific experiments. But time for relaxation and recreation is essential. To reduce boredom, homesickness and isolation, astronauts are (2)…………to receive a weekly video telephone call from home, as well as daily email messages.
If boredom (3)…….., there are plenty of windows from which to admire the ever-changing (4)………….as the International Space Station orbits the planet every 90 minutes. The crew enjoy searching for familiar landmarks, watching lightning flashes, and waiting for one of the (5)…………. sunrises and sunsets.
There is a wide choice of leisure activities (6)…………. crew members are (7)…….. to take along their personal choice of entertainment. These range from checkers or chess sets to books and CDs or their own instruments.
Time (8)…….. and bond together is essential for any crew. Meal times are generally set aside for periods of friendly get-togethers, and evenings often (9)……… the crew settling down to watch the (10)……….DVD movies.
Question 1: A. related B. filled C. bored D. occupied
Question 2: A. able B. capable C. skillful D. effective
Question 3: A. sets off B. continues C. sets in D. arrives
Question 4: A. scene B. view C. sight D. landscape
Question 5: A. spectacular B. glory C. excited D. respectful
Question 6: A. so B. or C. but D. since
Question 7: A. accepted B. C. allowed D. admitted
Question 8: A. relax B. to relax C. relaxing D. to be relaxing
Question 9: A. see B. know C. consider D. realise
Question 10: A. late B. latest C. latter D. most
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the best answer.
Question 1: He likes the dress. Huong is wearing it.
A. He likes the dress which Huong is wearing it
B. He likes the dress Huong is wearing it
C. He likes the dress who Huong is wearing
D. He likes the dress Huong is wearing
Question 2: Most of the classmates couldn’t come. He invited them to the birthday party.
A. Most of the classmates he invited to the birthday party couldn’t come.
B. Most of the classmates he was invited to the birthday party couldn’t come.
C. Most of the classmates that he invited them to the birthday party couldn’t come.
D. Most of the classmates which he invited to the birthday party couldn’t come.
Question 3: What was the name of the man? You met and talked to him this morning.
A. What was the name of the man who you met and talked to this morning?
B. What was the name of the man you met and talked to this morning?
C. What was the name of the man you met and talked to whom this morning?
D. What was the name of the man whose you met and talked to this morning?
Question 4: The church is over 500 years old. Our class visited it last summer.
A. The church which our class visited it last summer is over 500 years old.
B. The church that our class visited it last summer is over 500 years old.
C. The church which our class visited last summer is over 500 years old.
D. The church our class visit last summer is over 500 years old.
Question 5: The song says about the love of two young students. She is singing the song.
A. The song which she is singing it says about the love of two young students.
B. The song she is singing says about the love of two young students.
C. The song says about the love of two young students which she is singing.
D. The song says about the love of two young students that she is singing it.
At the end of the lesson, students need to do full homework, practice listening to space travel, and practice writing a convincing advertisement; Also memorize the following words:
- space tourism: space tourism
- lunar (adj): belonging to the moon
- recreational (adj): entertainment
- realistic (adj): realistic
- professional astronaut: professional astronaut
- clients (n): clients
- surface (n): surface
- criticize (v): criticize
- unsustainable (Adj): unsustainable
- global warming: global warming