The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Luxembourg is putting money into the asteroid mining industry. Companies will mine for water and minerals. This will help trips into space. Luxembourg wants to be a leader in this new space race. It wants to find lots of resources "on lifeless rocks". It said this would help to save natural resources on Earth.



In 2015, the USA made a law to let companies mine in space. The European Space Agency plans a research base on the Moon. Asteroid mining will help the exploration of space, and protect resources on Earth. However, the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 protects natural resources in space.

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Sources
  • http://mashable.com/2016/02/04/luxembourg-asteroid-mining-initiative/#bOJUuel.UgqM
  • http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsluxembourg-plans-legal-framework-asteroid-mining-4801653
  • http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Luxembourgs_ultimate_offshore_investment_Space_mining_999.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

putting money

a.

race

2.

mine for water

b.

on Earth

3.

Luxembourg wants to be

c.

and minerals

4.

this new space

d.

of resources

5.

It wants to find lots

e.

help

6.

lifeless

f.

a leader

7.

It said this would

g.

into the asteroid mining industry

8.

save natural resources

h.

rocks



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the USA made

a.

resources on Earth

2.

European Space

b.

a law

3.

a research

c.

in space

4.

Asteroid mining will

d.

space

5.

the exploration of

e.

Agency

6.

protect

f.

Treaty of 1967

7.

the Outer Space

g.

base

8.

natural resources

h.

help

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Luxembourg (1) ___________________ money into the asteroid mining industry. Companies (2) ___________________ water and minerals. This will help (3) ___________________. Luxembourg wants (4) ___________________ in this new space race. It wants to (5) ___________________ resources "on lifeless rocks". It said this would (6) ___________________ natural resources on Earth.

In 2015, the USA (7) ___________________ let companies mine in space. The European Space Agency (8) ___________________ base (9) ___________________. Asteroid mining will help the (10) ___________________ space, and protect resources on Earth. However, the (11) ___________________ Treaty of 1967 protects (12) ___________________ in space.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Luxembourgisputtingmoneyintotheasteroidminingindustry.Compan
ieswillmineforwaterandminerals.Thiswillhelptripsintospace.Luxemb
ourgwantstobealeaderinthisnewspacerace.Itwantstofindlotsofresou
rces"onlifelessrocks".Itsaidthiswouldhelptosavenaturalresourceson
Earth.In2015,theUSAmadealawtoletcompaniesmineinspace.TheEur
opeanSpaceAgencyplansaresearchbaseontheMoon.Asteroidmining
willhelptheexplorationofspace,andprotectresourcesonEarth.Howeve
r,theOuterSpaceTreatyof1967protectsnaturalresourcesinspace.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about asteroid mining for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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