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Listening comprehension

Here are a few questions for you to think about before you watch the TED talk.

  1. Do you think there is life on other planets? Why (not)?
  2. Nowadays, scientists are looking for potentially habitable planets. Think of a few reasons why this kind of research can be useful.
  3. What do you think makes a habitable planet?
  4. Read the statement below. Do you agree with it?

The time and money invested in space exploration could be better spent on more pressing issues.

Look at the following facts about the speaker and make predictions about the content of the talk.

Lucianne Walkowicz

  • stellar astronomer
  • worked on NASA’s Kepler mission aimed at discovering Earth-size planets orbiting other stars

Now watch the talk and check your ideas.