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How we live in space (P6)



I. Pre-reading

·What do you think of space?

·How much do you know about space?


II. While reading

Read and match

Para. 1: The ISS became our first “home” in space in 2000.

Para. 2: The people on the ISS.

Para. 3: The ISS has been used as a science lab.

Para. 4: The development of ISS has benefited people on Earth.

Para. 5: The ISS is starting to get old.

Para. 6: There will be more stations like the ISS in the future.


Read Paras 1 and 2

1. When did the ISS become our “home” in space?

  In 2000.


2. Who is Scott Kelly?

  He is an astronaut.


3. What did Scott Kelly tell us?

  A. Astronauts can't live on the ISS.

  B. Anyone can go to the ISS.

  C. All of humanity has something in common.

  D. Living on the ISS is difficult.


4. Translate

  It welcomed its first crew that year, paving the way for 20 years of future




Read Para. 3&4

What have the astronauts done while on the ISS?

•Gone on spacewalks.

•Done research on how space affects the human body.

•Grown plants in space.


How did the development of the ISS benefit people on Earth?

•Development of water purification technology.

•Helps to warn us of natural disasters.


Read Para. 5&6

What problem does the ISS have?

•It is starting to get old.

•It has leaked air.

•It can keep working until 2024.


What will scientists do with the ISS?

•Bring it down to Earth.

•Earth's atmosphere will burn most of it up.

•The debris will fall into the Pacific Ocean.



•There will be more stations like the ISS in the future.


NASA is building a space station that is smaller than the ISS near the moon.


China will have its own space station up and running in 2022.


Read & Find

ISS facts

• The ISS is a large spacecraft that flies around Earth. Fifteen countries, including the US, Russia, Canada and Japan, worked together to finish building it in 1998.

• It is nearly as big as a soccer field. It has two bathrooms, a gym and a 360-degree bay window. Six astronauts can live and work inside.

• The ISS circles Earth 16 times a day. This means astronauts can see 16 sunrises and sunsets every day.


What other facts about the ISS do you know from the passage?


III. Post reading

Fill in the mind map


Translate the sentences

1. Over the past 20 years, the ISS has mainly been used as a science lab, hosting 241 people from 19 countries, according to NASA.



2. The station also helps to warn us of natural disasters, such as earthquakes.




1. in outer space               在外太空

2. pave the way for…       ……铺设道路

3. be used as…                 被用作……

4. according to…               根据/依据/按照……

5. warn sb. of sth.             警示某人某事

6. keep doing sth.            持续做某事

7. It is believed that …      据说……

8. burn up                           烧毁;烧掉

9. fall into                            掉入……

10. be home to…               ……的家园



IV. Further reading

      Man has been fascinated by outer space for thousands of years. It has been over 40 years since we first landed on the moon. Some people believe that space exploration (探索) is a waste of time and money. They point out the fact that it will cost billions of dollars to carry out this research with little to show for it.

   However, there is another side to this argument. There are still many people who believe that space exploration has plenty of advantages. And I agree with those people.

   For example, weather and communications satellites are the result of breakthroughs in space exploration. They've benefited the entire world. We've also learned a lot about space itself.   

    I think there are still many things to discover that we can't even begin to imagine. Space exploration is a big challenge. That's why we all need to work together to make it happen.



1. What are the two different opinions towards space exploration?

Some think it is a waste of time and money, while others think it has benefited people all over the world.


2. What’s your opinion towards space exploration?



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