The Reading / Listening - Space Force Uniform - Level 4

The USA has shown off uniforms for its new Space Force. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) was created in December alongside the U.S. Space Command. The uniforms were designed for Space Force personnel. The design has created quite a stir on social media. It is the regular green, black and brown army camouflage. It is not camouflaged for space. The Space Force Twitter account said the uniforms had "touched down in the Pentagon".



The USSF is the USA's first new armed service since its Air Force started in 1947. President Trump said it would help stop aggression from, "the ultimate high ground". He said: "Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital." Many people think the uniform should be black to blend in with the dark of space. The military said new uniforms would waste taxpayers' money. No soldiers will go into space any time soon.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Space Force Uniform - Level 5 or  Space Force Uniform - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.businessinsider.com/space-force-uniforms-camo-camouflage-print-pentagon-command-2020-1
  • https://www.newsweek.com/space-force-camo-uniform-twitter-1482906
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-space-force-uniform-camouflage-trump-a9289731.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. The USA has shown
  2. created in December alongside
  3. designed for Space Force
  4. The design has created quite
  5. It is the regular
  6. black and
  7. It is not camouflaged for
  8. touched
  1. a stir
  2. personnel
  3. down
  4. brown army camouflage
  5. the US Space Command
  6. space
  7. green
  8. off uniforms

Paragraph 2

  1. the USA's first new
  2. the ultimate high
  3. grave threats to our
  4. American superiority in space is
  5. Many people think the uniform
  6. blend in with
  7. new uniforms would waste
  8. No soldiers will go into space any
  1. should be black
  2. taxpayers' money
  3. ground
  4. time soon
  5. national security
  6. armed service
  7. absolutely vital
  8. the dark of space

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The USA has (1) ___________________ for its new Space Force. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) (2) ___________________ December alongside the U.S. Space Command. The (3) ___________________ for Space Force personnel. The design has created (4) ___________________ on social media. It is the regular green, black and (5) ___________________. It is not camouflaged for space. The Space Force Twitter account said the uniforms (6) ___________________ in the Pentagon".

The USSF is the USA's first (7) ___________________ since its Air Force started in 1947. President Trump said it would (8) ___________________ from, "the ultimate high ground". He said: "(9) ___________________ to our national security, American superiority in space (10) ___________________." Many people think the uniform should be (11) ___________________ in with the dark of space. The military said new uniforms (12) ___________________ money. No soldiers will go into space any time soon.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUSAhasshownoffuniformsforitsnewSpaceForce.TheU.S.SpaceF
orce(USSF)wascreatedinDecemberalongsidetheU.S.SpaceComma
nd.TheuniformsweredesignedforSpaceForcepersonnel.Thedesignh
ascreatedquiteastironsocialmedia.Itistheregulargreen,blackandbro
wnarmycamouflage.Itisnotcamouflagedforspace.TheSpaceForceT
witteraccountsaidtheuniformshad"toucheddowninthePentagon".Th
eUSSFistheUSA'sfirstnewarmedservicesinceitsAirForcestartedin19
47.PresidentTrumpsaiditwouldhelpstopaggressionfrom,"theultimat
ehighground".Hesaid:"Amidgravethreatstoournationalsecurity,Am
ericansuperiorityinspaceisabsolutelyvital."Manypeoplethinktheunif
ormshouldbeblacktoblendinwiththedarkofspace.Themilitarysaidne
wuniformswouldwastetaxpayers'money.Nosoldierswillgointospace
anytimesoon.

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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