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General Listening Quiz

“Alien Encounters”

A Story to Remember

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate alien beings two men 02:15

Pre-Listening Exercise

Do you believe that life exists on other worlds in the universe? What do you think this life looks like? Do you think that UFOs really exist?


stretch the truth” = exaggerate the truth
My brother said he saw an alien, but he sometimes stretches the truth. It probably was just a bear.”

cool as a cucumber” = very relax and at ease
The captain was cool as a cucumber when aliens boarded our ship.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Suppose that you saw what you thought was a UFO landing in some trees a few blocks away from your house? What would you do?

Online Investigation

A great deal of debate surrounds the possible existence of extraterrestrial beings (aliens). With the discovery of so many planets beyond our solar system, who knows what might be out there? Search online for reports of UFO sightings and analyze the information you read. What do you think is the likelihood that the story is true?

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