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A Visitor from Space
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic: Type:Speakers:Length:
difficultastronomy news reportone man01:37

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What threats exist in outer space that could affect life on earth?

HELPFUL TIP: Some astronomers believe that our future is in outer space. Learning to appreciate and understand space rather than fear it can help humankind prepare for it.planet

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the Play Audio button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What news event is being reported?
A. an alien spacecraft landing
B. the impact of a meteorite
C. a volcanic eruption

2. This event occurred about _______ kilometers south of Barrow, Alaska.
A. 12
B. 20
C. 22

3. At the time of the incident, some witnesses reported ____________.
A. seeing a falling round object
B. hearing a train-like sound
C. observing a bright light

4. A similar event 65 million years ago led to the ___________.
A. extinction of the dinosaurs
B. evolution of the human race
C. development of plant life

5. Astronomers have focused their work on ____________.
A. discovering new life in space
B. plotting the courses of asteroids
C. developing radar telescopes

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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are three specific things that world governments can do, individually or collectively, to prevent or minimize the impact of future catastrophes such as huge meteors and asteriods of this kind on a global scale? Use the Internet to research the topic of asteriod avoidance strategies or plans for planetary defense of such events.

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