The Reading / Listening - Sun's Sounds - Level 0

Have you thought about how the Sun sounds? Scientists studied 20 years of data to try to find out. They said the Sun sounds like a deep "heartbeat". The scientists looked at vibrations from the Sun. They will use these to understand more about what happens inside the Sun.



Researchers used data from space agencies to make a "song". A researcher said: "We don't have straightforward ways to look inside the Sun." He said the Sun's vibrations let us see inside the Sun. Waves move around inside the Sun. Our eyes could see this one day. A professor said the Sun was, "a pretty cool thing".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sun's Sounds - Level 1 Sun's Sounds - Level 2   or  Sun's Sounds - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.space.com/41285-listen-to-the-sun.html
  • http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/sounds-sun-soho-06242.html
  • https://phys.org/news/2018-07-sun.html


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. Have you thought
  2. Scientists studied 20
  3. try
  4. the Sun sounds like a
  5. vibrations from
  6. They will
  7. understand more about
  8. inside the
  1. to find out
  2. what happens
  3. about how?
  4. Sun
  5. use these
  6. deep "heartbeat"
  7. years of data
  8. the Sun

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers used
  2. space
  3. make a
  4. We don't have straightforward
  5. the Sun's vibrations
  6. Waves move around
  7. Our eyes could see
  8. a pretty cool
  1. this one day
  2. ways
  3. thing
  4. let us see
  5. data
  6. song
  7. inside the Sun
  8. agencies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Have (1) ___________________ how the Sun sounds? Scientists studied (2) ___________________ data to try (3) ___________________. They said the Sun sounds (4) ___________________ "heartbeat". The scientists looked at vibrations (5) ___________________. They will use these to understand more about (6) ___________________ the Sun.

Researchers (7) ___________________ space agencies to make a "song". (8) ___________________: "We don't have straightforward ways (9) ___________________ the Sun." He said the Sun's vibrations (10) ___________________ inside the Sun. Waves move (11) ___________________ Sun. Our eyes could see this one day. A professor said the Sun was, "a (12) ___________________ ".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

HaveyouthoughtabouthowtheSunsounds?Scientistsstudied20years
ofdatatotrytofindout.TheysaidtheSunsoundslikeadeep"heartbeat".
ThescientistslookedatvibrationsfromtheSun.Theywillusethesetoun
derstandmoreaboutwhathappensinsidetheSun.Researchersusedda
tafromspaceagenciestomakea"song".Aresearchersaid:"Wedon'tha
vestraightforwardwaystolookinsidetheSun."HesaidtheSun'svibratio
nsletusseeinsidetheSun.WavesmovearoundinsidetheSun.Oureyesc
ouldseethisoneday.AprofessorsaidtheSunwas,"aprettycoolthing".

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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Free writing

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