The Reading / Listening - Space-Baked Cookies - Level 0

Astronauts have made the first space-baked cookies. They look out of this world. They are the first food baked in space from raw ingredients. Space food is usually made on Earth. It is then heated up in space. Freshly baked food will make astronauts happy. It will remind them of home. This is important if they go to Mars.



The astronauts thought baking the cookies would be easier. Cookies take 20 minutes to bake. The space cookies needed longer. The first cookie was undercooked. The astronauts baked the fifth cookie for 130 minutes. No one knows how it tastes. It is in a laboratory in the USA. Scientists will test it to see if it is safe to eat.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Space-Baked Cookies - Level 1 Space-Baked Cookies - Level 2   or  Space-Baked Cookies - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-astronauts-cookies-space-iss-international-baking-a9300126.html
  • https://phys.org/news/2020-01-space-baked-cookies-hours-experimental-oven.html
  • https://www.cnet.com/news/first-chocolate-chip-cookies-baked-in-space-have-to-be-vetted-for-safety/


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. They look out
  2. raw
  3. Space food is usually
  4. It is then heated
  5. freshly
  6. make astronauts
  7. It will remind them
  8. This is important if they
  1. go to Mars
  2. made on Earth
  3. baked food
  4. ingredients
  5. of home
  6. of this world
  7. happy
  8. up in space

Paragraph 2

  1. astronauts thought baking the cookies
  2. Cookies take 20 minutes to
  3. The space cookies needed
  4. The first cookie was
  5. astronauts baked the fifth cookie
  6. It is in a laboratory
  7. Scientists will test
  8. it is safe
  1. undercooked
  2. to eat
  3. would be easier
  4. it to see
  5. in the USA
  6. longer
  7. for 130 minutes
  8. bake

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Astronauts (1) ___________________ first space-baked cookies. They look (2) ___________________ world. They are the first food baked in space (3) ___________________. Space food is usually made on Earth. It is (4) ___________________ in space. Freshly baked (5) ___________________ astronauts happy. It will remind them of home. This is important (6) ___________________ to Mars.

The astronauts thought baking the cookies (7) __________________. Cookies take 20 (8) ___________________. The space cookies needed longer. The (9) ___________________ undercooked. The astronauts baked the (10) __________________ 130 minutes. No one knows how it tastes. It is (11) ___________________ in the USA. Scientists will test it to see if it (12) ___________________ eat.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Astronautshavemadethefirstspace-bakedcookies.Theylookoutofthi
sworld.Theyarethefirstfoodbakedinspacefromrawingredients.Spac
efoodisusuallymadeonEarth.Itisthenheatedupinspace.Freshlybake
dfoodwillmakeastronautshappy.Itwillremindthemofhome.Thisisimp
ortantiftheygotoMars.Theastronautsthoughtbakingthecookieswoul
dbeeasier.Cookiestake20minutestobake.Thespacecookiesneededlo
nger.Thefirstcookiewasundercooked.Theastronautsbakedthefifthco
okiefor130minutes.Nooneknowshowittastes.Itisinalaboratoryinthe
USA.Scientistswilltestittoseeifitissafetoeat.

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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