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The students will learn new vocabulary related to the topic, practice listening comprenhension skills and talk about the topic .
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Watch live as Elon Musk's SpaceX, in partnership with NASA, attempts again to launch two astronauts into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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191 minutes 47 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2), Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:Adults
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1. Fill the gap.
the big concern isforecasts.
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So Bob and Doug are gon na do a series of these checkouts with theon the ground,
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America heat mentioned so let's see how that changes over the course of this broadcast, but really fun to see thoseonline.
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… the administratorthat all the time we want to establish a commercial environment in low - earth orbit,
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… paper flight datathat we're having to turn to different pages and get to things and I think this will make it much more …
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… until the very last day -,
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… we're, bringing up a sole second way of getting crew to the International Space Station and getting cargo lastcargo.
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Music Wow actually changed theto from smooth operator to arm operator.
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… taking multipleto the lunar surface back up to Gateway,
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So those are going to be some interesting.
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… and then they were transported over to the pad where the crew membersthe SpaceX crew Dragon spacecraft that we're looking …
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… which means it can basically fly itself, but also features thatmanual override capability.
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This is some playback fromof them, getting into those Tesla's about to make that drive down to the pad.
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Dan I heard it's beating pretty, right now, waiting for those words since Wednesday, oh yeah.
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The system is designed to automatically fire if either vehicle detects acondition,
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… speaking of Bob and Doug and them being really calm and cool and collected hasn't had the opportunity to be inwith them …
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… when the Dragon spacecraft will physically separate from the Falcon 9 vehicle and Bob and Doug will be flyingit's about a 19 …
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Eighty percent mark on the second stage we'll be counting down all the wayabout two or three minutes as John I just said,
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And this battleship scaryand dug into orbit.
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This is also the point where Bob and Doug are experiencing theirg - force for seeing the counter tick up to write about your …
Lesson Plan
Follow-up tasks
1. How has NASA changed since 2011?
2. What are the advantages of paying SpaceX to design and build space capsules?
Vocabulary list
launch pad
the area on which a rocket stands for launching, typically consisting of a platform with a supporting structure.
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