Spacecraft is close to a comet – level 1
A spacecraft went into space in 2004. It moved between the Earth and Mars first. Then it started to travel to a comet. It traveled around 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometres).
The spacecraft is 100 kilometres from the comet now. The comet is the end of the journey. It is very interesting to experts. The spacecraft studies the comet.
Experts are interested in the comet’s history. They want to know the comet’s material. It can answer many important questions.
Difficult words: spacecraft (thing which can travel in space), comet (a flying rock in space), journey (travel), history (where something came from).
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LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.