(P1)People want to go to Mars. One million people can live on Mars in 2060. Elon Musk says this.
(P2) People make a model of a house. Houses like this can be on Mars. You can see the model in Greenwich, London.
(P3) The air inside the house is good. The house also gets water for you. The atmosphere on Mars is very humid. The house gets the water from the atmosphere.
(P4) People on Mars can have 3D printers. They can print everything that they need.
VOCABULARY: million, model, atmosphere, humid, printers
If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.
- Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
- Do you think it’s possible to live on Mars? Why or why not?
- Do you want to live on Mars? Why or why not?
- Do you like humid weather? Why or why not?
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:
- Who says 1 million people can live on Mars?
- Where is the model of the house?
- The air is bad inside the house. (T or F)
- The atmosphere on Mars is dry (T or F)
- ________ printers can be on Mars also.
EXPRESSIONS or PHRASES:
What do the following expressions or phrases mean?
- to go to Mars (P1)
- Elon Musk says this (P1)
- in Greenwich, London (P2)
- The air inside the house (P3)
- can have 3D printers (P4)
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