The Reading / Listening - Time Travel - Level 4

Time travelers are invited to Stephen Hawking's memorial service. The legendary cosmologist and author died last month. His family has arranged a ceremony for people to remember and celebrate his life. They have invited time travelers. Hawking wrote that: "If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?" Now they can travel back in time. People born up to December 31, 2038 can attend the service.



The concept of time travel interested Professor Hawking. He once held a party for time travelers, with a banner saying: "Welcome time travelers". However, no one from the future went. Organizers of the memorial service haven't received any replies from a time traveler. The deadline to reserve a place at the service is today. It is still possible. The organizers said: "We cannot exclude the possibility of time travel as it has not been disproven."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Time Travel - Level 5 or  Time Travel - Level 6

Sources
  • http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/14/time-travellers-invited-attend-stephen-hawkings-memorial-service-7543567/
  • https://www.sciencealert.com/stephen-hawking-s-memorial-service-is-open-to-time-travellers
  • https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/12/610688433/tardis-optional-time-travelers-invited-to-stephen-hawking-service


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. The legendary
  2. His family has arranged
  3. celebrate his
  4. They have invited time
  5. the tourists from the
  6. travel back in
  7. People born up
  8. attend the
  1. time
  2. travelers
  3. service
  4. cosmologist
  5. to December 31
  6. life
  7. future
  8. a ceremony

Paragraph 2

  1. The concept of
  2. He once held a party
  3. no one from
  4. memorial
  5. haven't received
  6. The deadline to
  7. We cannot exclude the possibility
  8. it has not been
  1. reserve a place
  2. any replies
  3. disproven
  4. for time travelers
  5. of time travel
  6. the future went
  7. time travel
  8. service

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Time travelers (1) ___________________ Stephen Hawking's memorial service. The legendary cosmologist (2) ___________________ last month. His family has (3) ___________________ for people to remember and celebrate his life. (4) ___________________ time travelers. Hawking wrote that: "If time travel is possible, where are (5) ___________________ the future?" Now they can travel back in time. People born up to December 31, 2038 can (6) ___________________.

The (7) ___________________ travel interested Professor Hawking. He once held a party for time travelers, (8) __________________ saying: "Welcome time travelers". However, no one (9) ___________________ went. Organizers of the memorial service haven't received (10) ___________________ a time traveler. The deadline to (11) ___________________ at the service is today. It is still possible. The organizers said: "We cannot exclude the possibility of time travel as it has (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TimetravelersareinvitedtoStephenHawking'smemorialservice.Thel
egendarycosmologistandauthordiedlastmonth.Hisfamilyhasarrang
edaceremonyforpeopletorememberandcelebratehislife.Theyhavein
vitedtimetravelers.Hawkingwrotethat:"Iftimetravelispossible,wher
earethetouristsfromthefuture?"Nowtheycantravelbackintime.Peopl
ebornuptoDecember31,2038canattendtheservice.Theconceptofti
metravelinterestedProfessorHawking.Heonceheldapartyfortimetra
velers,withabannersaying:"Welcometimetravelers".However,noon
efromthefuturewent.Organizersofthememorialservicehaven'treceiv
edanyrepliesfromatimetraveler.Thedeadlinetoreserveaplaceatthes
erviceistoday.Itisstillpossible.Theorganizerssaid:"Wecannotexclud
ethepossibilityoftimetravelasithasnotbeendisproven."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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