The Reading / Listening - The Multiverse - Level 0

The famous scientist Stephen Hawking wrote an important paper two weeks before he died, aged 76. He explained how humans could find a multiverse. A multiverse is other universes made at the same time as our universe. He also wrote about how our universe will end. This will happen after the stars run out of energy.



Hawking said our universe came from a tiny point in space. This was after the Big Bang. Hawking said there were many big bangs. Each of them made a universe. All these universes are a multiverse. Scientists could find the multiverse by using space ships. Hawking is also famous for his best-selling book "A Brief History of Time".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    The Multiverse - Level 1 The Multiverse - Level 2   or  The Multiverse - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/03/18/stephen-hawking-leaves-behind-breathtaking-final-multiverse/
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stephen-hawking-end-universe-world-death-smooth-exit-eternal-inflation-astrophysics-a8262611.html
  • http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/18/stephen-hawking-predicted-the-end-of-the-world-in-new-research-submitted-before-he-died-7396316/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. wrote an important
  2. two weeks before
  3. He explained
  4. humans could find
  5. at the same
  6. how our universe
  7. This will
  8. run out
  1. will end
  2. how
  3. of energy
  4. he died
  5. a multiverse
  6. happen
  7. time
  8. paper

Paragraph 2

  1. our universe came from a tiny
  2. This was after the Big
  3. there were many big
  4. Each of them made a
  5. All these universes
  6. Scientists could
  7. using space
  8. famous for his best-
  1. Bang
  2. ships
  3. are a multiverse
  4. selling book
  5. bangs
  6. point
  7. universe
  8. find the multiverse

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ Stephen Hawking wrote an (2) ___________________ two weeks before he died, aged 76. He explained how humans could (3) ___________________. A multiverse is (4) ___________________ made at the same time as our universe. He also (5) ___________________ our universe will end. This will happen after the stars (6) ___________________ energy.

Hawking said our universe came from (7) ___________________ in space. This (8) ___________________ Big Bang. Hawking said there were many big bangs. (9) ___________________ made a universe. All (10) ___________________ a multiverse. Scientists could find the multiverse (11) ___________________ ships. Hawking is also famous for his (12) ___________________ "A Brief History of Time".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThefamousscientistStephenHawkingwroteanimportantpapertwowe
eksbeforehedied,aged76.Heexplainedhowhumanscouldfindamultiv
erse.Amultiverseisotheruniversesmadeatthesametimeasouruniver
se.Healsowroteabouthowouruniversewillend.Thiswillhappenafterth
estarsrunoutofenergy.Hawkingsaidouruniversecamefromatinypoin
tinspace.ThiswasaftertheBigBang.Hawkingsaidthereweremanybigb
angs.Eachofthemmadeauniverse.Alltheseuniversesareamultiverse.
Scientistscouldfindthemultiversebyusingspaceships.Hawkingisalsof
amousforhisbest-sellingbook"ABriefHistoryofTime".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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