The Reading / Listening - Space Force Uniform - Level 5

The USA has unveiled uniforms for its newly created Space Force. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the space branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It was created alongside the U.S. Space Command. The special uniforms were designed for Space Force personnel. The design has created quite a stir on social media. The design is the regular green, black and brown army camouflage. It is not camouflaged for space. The uniforms were launched on the Space Force Twitter account. The tweet said the uniforms had "touched down in the Pentagon".



The USSF is the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. President Trump said the Space Force would help deter aggression from, "the ultimate high ground". He said: "Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital." Many people thought the force needed a black uniform, so as to blend in with the dark of space. Military officials said that designing new uniforms would waste taxpayers' money. They said no soldiers would be floating around in space in the near future.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Space Force Uniform - Level 4 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 unveiled
  2. the space branch of the
  3. designed for Space Force
  4. The design has created quite a
  5. The design is the
  6. black and brown
  7. It is not camouflaged
  8. touched
  1. U.S. Armed Forces
  2. regular green
  3. for space
  4. down
  5. stir on social media
  6. uniforms
  7. personnel
  8. army camouflage

Paragraph 2

  1. the first new armed
  2. help deter
  3. Amid grave threats to
  4. American superiority in space is
  5. the force needed a
  6. blend in with
  7. waste
  8. no soldiers would be floating
  1. taxpayers' money
  2. absolutely vital
  3. around in space
  4. aggression
  5. the dark of space
  6. our national security
  7. service
  8. black uniform

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The USA has unveiled uniforms for (1) ___________________ Space Force. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the (2) ___________________ the U.S. Armed Forces. It was (3) ___________________ U.S. Space Command. The special uniforms were designed for Space Force personnel. The design has (4) ___________________ stir on social media. The design is the regular green, black and (5) ___________________. It is not camouflaged for space. The uniforms were launched on the Space Force Twitter account. The tweet said the uniforms (6) ___________________ in the Pentagon".

The USSF is the (7) ___________________ the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. President Trump said the Space Force would help (8) ___________________, "the ultimate high ground". He said: "Amid (9) ___________________ our national security, American superiority in space (10) ___________________." Many people thought the force needed a black uniform, so as (11) ___________________ with the dark of space. Military officials said that designing new uniforms would waste taxpayers' money. They said no soldiers would (12) ___________________ in space in the near future.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUSAhasunveileduniformsforitsnewlycreatedSpaceForce.TheU.S
.SpaceForce(USSF)isthespacebranchoftheU.S.ArmedForces.Itwasc
reatedalongsidetheU.S.SpaceCommand.Thespecialuniformswered
esignedforSpaceForcepersonnel.Thedesignhascreatedquiteastirons
ocialmedia.Thedesignistheregulargreen,blackandbrownarmycamo
uflage.Itisnotcamouflagedforspace.Theuniformswerelaunchedonth
eSpaceForceTwitteraccount.Thetweetsaidtheuniformshad"touched
downinthePentagon".TheUSSFisthesixthbranchoftheU.S.militaryan
dthefirstnewarmedservicesincethecreationoftheU.S.AirForcein194
7.PresidentTrumpsaidtheSpaceForcewouldhelpdeteraggressionfro
m,"theultimatehighground".Hesaid:"Amidgravethreatstoournation
alsecurity,Americansuperiorityinspaceisabsolutelyvital."Manypeopl
ethoughttheforceneededablackuniform,soastoblendinwiththedarko
fspace.Militaryofficialssaidthatdesigningnewuniformswouldwasteta
xpayers'money.Theysaidnosoldierswouldbefloatingaroundinspacei
nthenearfuture.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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