|"sweating bullets" = worried or very nervous|
"The crew were sweating bullets while they were passing through the asteroid belt."
"under the weather" = sick
"My mom has been a little under the weather for the past few days."
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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]
||radio program||man, woman, girl and boy||02:34|
What are common themes or storylines in science fiction movies?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
HELPFUL TIP: The US TV series, Star Trek, was a very popular science fiction program back in the 1960s. Try improving your vocabulary on space and technology by watching some of this program or similar shows like it. |
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|II. Listening Exercises [Top]
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Man has often pondered the mysteries of the universe, and the question of whether or not we are alone in space has gone unanswered. Do you believe in the existence of life beyond our own world? Why or why not? Search for reported sightings of UFOs or alien visits to support your position.
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