Space — ESL/EFL conversation questions

 

Discussion questions for a Space speaking lesson. Вопросы для обсуждения на английском языке на тему космоса. Ключевая лексика по теме выделена жирным шрифтом.

 

Дополнительно: План урока по фильму «Don’t look up!» 

 

Step #1: Look at the pictures:

  • Which space related objects can you see on the photos?
  • Which of them do you like more? Why?

 

Step #2: Discuss the questions:

  1. Would you like to be an astronaut? Why or why not?
  2. A group of stars is called a constellation. Some examples are Orion, the Big Dipper, and Cassiopeia. What are the names of some constellations in your language? How did they get these names?
  3. Do you wish on stars?
  4. If you could take a vacation to the moon, would you? Why or why not?
  5. Have you ever used a telescope? What did you see?
  6. Do you think governments spend too much money on space research? Why or why not?
  7. Do you think people will ever communicate with intelligent aliens? Why or why not?
  8. What do satellites do? How would our lives be different without them?
  9. Can you name the planets in English?
  10. When do you think people will visit Mars? What do you think they will find there?
  11. How is travelling in space dangerous?
  12. Do you think there is life on other planets?
  13. Can you see many stars at night in your hometown?
  14. Have you ever seen a shooting star?
  15. Do you believe in aliens and UFOs?
  16. What is your favourite space movie?
  17. Are you afraid of meteor hitting the Earth? What would happen?
  18. Why can’t we see stars during the day?
  19. Would you like to be an astronaut?
  20. What do you think are the biggest challenges of being an astronaut?
  21. Would you like to experience zero gravity and weightlessness?
  22. What kinds of feelings and emotions do you think you would have on the morning of a journey into space?
  23. What small personal item would you take with you on a journey into space?
  24. Which country do you think will be the first to send astronauts to Mars?
  25. There is a widespread urban myth that the famous Apollo moon landing shots were filmed in Hollywood by Stanley Kubrick. Why do you think this myth is so popular?
  26. What is your opinion of science fiction series and films like Star Trek and Star Wars?
  27. What do you think of the idea that we could escape into space if (or when) the earth becomes uninhabitable for whatever reason?

 

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