Wanderers Listening Practice (4mins~)
This week there has been a lot of news about space travel. Japan launched the Hayabusa spacecraft はやぶさ探査機 and America launched the test flight of the deep space vehicle Orion.
Here’s a beautiful, short video narrated by the famous physicist and anstronomer, Carl Sagan. Watch the video in fullscreen and then try to answer the questions below.
Complete the missing words in these sentences
1. (0:13) “For all its material advantages the __________ life has left us edgy and unfulfilled.”
2. (2:57) ” Maybe it’s a little early. Maybe the time is not quite yet, but those other worlds, promising _______ opportunities, ________.”
[su_spoiler title=”Click here for the answers”]1. sedentary
2. untold, beckon[/su_spoiler]
Do you know the name of the planets in the solar system? Which one isn’t a planet?
[su_spoiler title=”Click here for the answer”]Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons[/su_spoiler]
Here is a description of the short movie by its creator, Erik Wernquist
“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.”
Are there any new words or phrases here for you? Leave a comment with a question and I will answer it soon.