A text for elementary English learners
A big Star
What is big and bright? What gives Earth its
light? The sun! The sun is a star that is close to
Earth. It is a ball of fire and gas. It gives Earth
heat and light. Living things need heat and
light. What would Earth be like without the
Directions: For questions 1-3, circle the correct answer.
Q1: What gives Earth its light?
a: The sun b: The moon
Q2: What is the sun made of?
a:rivers and trees b: Fire and gas
Q3: Which planet is the sun close to?
a: Jupiter b: Earth
A text for intermediate English learners
In 1961 on the 12th of April, a Russian man called Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to travel into outer space. Eight years later, a man called Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon and step onto another world away from the Earth.
Astronauts or cosmonauts are trained to pilot, command or work as a crew member of a spacecraft. They can also perform scientific experiments, repair damaged satellites and collect information about other distant planets and stars.
Space is an extremely dangerous place for a human being. For this reason astronauts wear space suits which allow them to breathe. If an astronaut did not wear a space suit for protection, they would explode. This is because there is no atmosphere in space. The human body is not built to function without pressure of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Answer the following questions:
Q1: Who was the first human being to travel into outer space?
Q2: In which year did this take place?
Q3: Who became the first man to walk on the moon?
Q4: Another name for an astronaut is a….
a Pilot c Cosmonaut
b Scientist d Conductor
Q5: Name two jobs that an astronaut might do in space
Q6: What do astronauts wear for protection in space?
Q7: If an astronaut went to space without a space suit, what would happen?
Q8: Why would this happen?
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