- Do you believe that there are other livable planets in the universe?
- What do you know about other planets in the universe?
- believe /bih-LEEV/
- universe /YOO-nuh-vurs/
- professor /pruh-FES-er/
- result /ri-ZULT/
- confirm /kuhn-FURM/
[verb] – to think that something is true, correct, or real
Most people believe what they see on the internet.
[noun] – everything that exists, especially all physical matter, including all the stars, planets, galaxies, etc. in space
This book has lots of facts about the origin of the universe.
[noun] – a teacher of the highest rank in a department of a British university, or a teacher of high rank in an American university or college
She’s my English professor at Columbia University.
[noun] – something that happens or exists because of something else
The train was broken. As a result, our travel was not that smooth.
[verb] – to make an arrangement or meeting certain, often by phone or writing
I said yes to the job offer on the phone, but I haven’t confirmed it in writing yet.
These planets could be likely superhabitable planets with characteristics that are more appropriate for survival than Earth. And also, these planets are more than a hundred light-years away from the Earth.
But the authors said that they haven’t confirmed that these planets are livable. Somewhat, they just mean that these planets could have components that can support life.
True or False:
- According to the article, the Earth is the only livable planet in the universe.
- Dirk Schulze-Makuch is a professor and lead study author for astrobiology and planetary habitability at Washington State University.
- According to the article, we focus on planets that are like Earth. As a result, we ignore to look for a planet that is indeed more competent for supporting life.
- The authors have confirmed that these planets are livable.
- Schulze-Makuch together with his companions identified 24 exoplanets and possible exoplanets.
Fill in the blanks:
- My English _____ was the best teacher that I ever met in college.
- The government _____ that the election will not be postponed this year.
- He won because he strongly _____ in himself.
- The talk about the _____ is a very complex discussion.
- The roads were widened. As a _____ the travel time from my house to the company takes only 30 minutes.