Moving to Mars Reading 1
What will the life on Earth be like in the future? There are large numbers of people on Earth. The earth is becoming more and more crowded and polluted .
crowded polluted planet a better world … a long journey Mars Earth
imagine v. imaginative adj. image n. Can you imagine what life might be like on Mars?
spacecraft space shuttle at half the speed of light
We can call them settlers We need to breathe oxygen special boots
Small round medicines A force that keeps us fromfloating in the air Vehicles designed for travel in space Grow and improve People who go to live in a new place A large body in space that moves around the star e.g. the sun Machines that work under the control of computers planet spacecraft develop gravity settlers robots pills
Fast-reading Read the passage quickly to find out the answer: Will life on Mars be better than life on Earth?
Paragraphs2-4 Find out the keyword of each paragraph. food,water,air gravity transport
Paragragh2 1 How can we go to Mars at present? And how long does it take? Spacecraft. Months. 2 How may we go to Mars in the future? And how long will it take? transport Space shuttles. Only a very short time.
Paragragh3 Food, water and air 1.What will scientists develop? Scientists will develop plants that can grow on Mars and produce food, water and oxygen. 2.Will the plants produce enough water? Nobody is sure if these plants can produce enough water.
gravity Paragragh4 1. Why is gravity on Mars a big problem? Because the gravity on Mars is three-eighths of the gravity on Earth. 2 Why is it very dangerous? People may jump high easily and float away into space. 3 What shoes should people wear? People should wear special boots to make themselves heavier.
Listen to paragraphs5-7, and then do T/F T 1. People will have more space. 2.Robots will do all of our work and we will have more time for our hobbies. 3.There will probably be no schools on Mars. 4.Every student will have an e-teacher. 5.Food will be as tasty as it is today. 6. The space shuttles travel fast and the journey is very comfortable. F T T F F
Differences between life on Earth and life on Mars clean and has lots of space Space shuttles travel at half the speed of light It will be a big problem… We must wear special boots We have more space. We live in domes with 10 bedrooms. We take exams in online schools. Food will not be the same. Meals are just pills.
Simon is asking many questions about Mars. Help Daniel answer his questions. Circle the correct answer.
Life in the future 1. Why do we need to move to Mars? A. Earth is crowded and polluted. B. To make friends with people who live there. C. Flying to Mars will be cheap.
.How long does it take to fly to Mars at present? • A. Hours. B. Months. C. Years. • .What will food be like on Mars? • A. Very tasty. B. Very sweet. C. Not very tasty. taste v./ n. (品尝/ 味道)
tie sth./sb. to … (把…系…上) 4. Will gravity be a big problem? A . No, we will tie ourselves to the planet. B . Yes, many people will get lost . C . No, we will wear special boots. get lost (丢失; 迷路)
enjoyable adj. (令人愉快的) • Will the journey to Mars be enjoyable? • A. Yes, it will be very comfortable. • B. No, it will be very uncomfortable. • C. No, it will be terrible
How are we going to breathe on Mars? • A. We will carry air tanks. • B. Plants will produce oxygen. • C. We will live in domes. tank n. (罐;箱)
7. Where will we live on Mars? A. In large domes. B. On spacecraft. C. In special boots.
8. How will we study, do our homework and take exams? A. We will not need to learn anything. B. In online schools. C. In normal schools.
Fill in the blanks based on the text It is difficult to imagine that we’ll live on Mars now. But ______ is getting more and more ______ and ______. What will life be ______? First, ______ will be better. Space shuttles might ______ a short time to get to Mars. Also scientists should be able to ______ plants which will ______ the food and oxygen. But, it is not sure if these plants could produce _______. There is a big problem:______. People on Mars will be ________ because we can ____ jump high and ______ away into space. To prevent this, we’d better wear ______ boots. And the boots will be very fashionable for us to choose from. Earth crowded polluted like transport take develop produce water gravity dangerous easily float special
Think of the future life on Mars. Maybe we live in a _______ with ten bedrooms. We’ll have more time for ______ because robots will do the most work. Students will study in ______ schools. They have __________. In some ways, life on Mars may be ______ than life on Earth. For example, food will be in the form of ______. And the space travel will be uncomfortable. dome hobbies online e-teachers worse pills
Advantages of living on Mars It’s not _________or________. The ________ is more convenient . People will wear special _____ People will have ______space . ______ will do most of our work. We’ll have more time for_______. Students will study in ______ schools. crowdedpolluted transport boots . more Robots hobbies online
Disadvantages of living on Mars Low _______ will be dangerous. Food does not taste _____. Space travel make people feel ________. It’s too ________to stay outside. It’s too ______ away from friends on Earth. gravity good ill / sick cold far
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Homework 1.Read the text aloud. 2.Additional exercises.
Homework • Recite the useful vocabulary and paragraphs • Complete some exercises