I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Do you like space travel?
- Do you know someone who is anemic?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- destroy /dih-STROI /
- valuable /VAL-yoo-uh-buhl/
- expedition /ek-spi-DISH-uhn/
- remain /ri-MEYN/
- transport /trans-PAWRT/
[verb] – to damage something so badly that it cannot be used
The car was completely destroyed because of the accident.
[adjective] – important, useful, or beneficial
They provide valuable services to poor rural women.
[noun] – an organized trip for a particular purpose
Scott was part of the 1912 expedition to the Antarctic.
[verb] – to stay in the same place or in the same condition
The basic tax rate is expected to remain at 25%, according to the majority of observers.
[verb] – to move goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another
Passengers were transported from the delayed plane to another plane.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Scientists have discovered new evidence for why astronauts get anemic after returning to Earth following space travel. According to Canadian specialists, space destroys 50 percent more red blood cells than Earth does, and this happens through the journey. Their discoveries, on the other hand, may be valuable to other bedridden people around the planet who are experiencing the same problem. Since the first expeditions returned to Earth, scientists have known about “space anemia,” but the cause has remained unexplained. A small University of Ottawa study of 14 astronauts who spent six months on the International Space Station, including Britain’s Tim Peake, has revealed more. The researchers were able to determine red blood cell loss using blood and breath samples collected during their visits. These cells are necessary for life because they transport oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- Scientists have discovered new evidence for why astronauts get anemic after returning to Earth following space travel.
- Space destroys 70 percent more red blood cells than Earth does
- Scientists have known about “space anemia,” but the cause has remained unexplained.
- A small University of Ottawa studied 14 astronauts who spent six months on the International Space Station.
- The researchers were able to determine red blood cell loss using blood and breath samples.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- 20 passengers were _________ to the city.
- The library will __________ closed until next week.
- This experience is _________ to me.
- Next month, the British __________ to Mount Everest will leave.
- In 1991, an earthquake __________ much of the area.