6 Blue English – Moon Landing 18.05.20

Good morning, everyone! I hope you have had a good weekend.

Your English work for today will evolve around the Moon landing.

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Activity 1

What could the warning alarm mean?

Can you describe what it might feel like to be walking on the moon?

It is extremely expensive to send a human into space. It is even more expensive and dangerous to send people to the moon: it hasn’t been attempted for many years. Do you think it is important that we try to understand more about space and the moon?

In the year 2013, 200 000 people from 140 different countries applied to take part in a special project: to become the first people to live on Mars in the year 2023. Do you think that living in space is something that might one day be considered ‘normal’? Is it something you would like to do? Can you make a list of reasons for/against living on Mars?

Activity 2

Imagine you are exploring the surface of the moon as an astronaut. Can you draw what you might see?

Activity 3

Can you continue the story of the Apollo mission to the moon?

Story starter!
“Houston come in. Houston come in. This is Apollo 11. We have touched down on the surface of the moon. Over.”

“Apollo 11, this is Houston. You are clear to begin your mission. Over.”

Gazing around in a state of awe and wonder, the astronaut stood and admired what he saw. Outer space was a thing of pure beauty: a never-ending chasm of blackness, illuminated by stars that sparkled like beautiful diamonds.

He took a few steps forward, smiling at the joy of the feeling of weightlessness that never ceased to amaze him. Happy that his oxygen levels were high and his friends were close by, the astronaut set about his mission.

All seemed to be going well, but then the warning alarm on the ship sounded…

“Houston. Houston come in! Houston, we have a problem…”

You will be making progress by…

Can you use subordination in a sentence, using a main clause and a subordinate clause?

Can you separate the clauses using a comma?

Can you use one of the following conjunctions to link your clauses: but, or, yet, so? e.g. The mission so far had gone exactly to plan, but now there was a sense of dread and panic as the alarm sounded.

Include powerful descriptive language.

To include figurative language in your work.

Looking forward to seeing your work today.

11 thoughts on “6 Blue English – Moon Landing 18.05.20

  1. Activity 1.
    Warning alarm could mean that there is something wrong with space ship.
    Walking on the moon must be an extraordinary experience. Gravity on the moon is smaller than on earth so astronauts look like bouncing balls. I imagine that must feel like jumping on10000 of pillows.
    I think that exploring space is very important. We need to understand our surroundings, that is not just our planet, but also our solar system, galaxies, black holes… etc. That can help us understand threats from space like meteors, comets and other things that may destroy our planet. It can help to explore new planets, learn about them, find a new home for human race.
    I believe that one day living on other planets, in different solar systems, will be normal. We need to continue to explore the unknown space and improve our technology to we can find out more.

    Living on mars:
    For:
    -new possibilities
    -exploring new places
    -unforgettable adventure
    -travelling in space
    Against:
    -no air, water or food supplies
    -no life
    -miles from home and family
    -unknown danger.

    Activity2.
    I can see amazing view on Earth. It looks so small and beautiful surrounded by billion of stars.

    Activity 3.
    “Houston. Houston come in! Houston, we have a problem… ! over!”
    ” Apollo 11, this is Houston. What is going on?! over!”
    ” Something damaged our ship! We don’t know what it was, but it seems we are not alone!!!”
    ” What do you mean?!”
    ” There’s another ship here, looks more advanced and bigger…!!! and not friendly!!!! over”
    ” Houston, what do we need to do?!”
    Astronauts was in panic. They were trying to start their ship but they couldn’t.
    ” Houston, we don’t know what to do! Help!!!!”
    ” Ap…11…can…me…! ov…”
    ” Houston! Houston! we are loosing contact..! Houston!!!”

  2. 1.) I think the warning alarm could be a warning that something is going wrong on the moon, for example someone has been injured so they can’t breath because of the oxygen levels in space.

    2.) It must feel scary because as there is low gravity in space at any time you could slip and fall off the moon, and maybe freeze. But, it must be exciting going on the moon as many little people have gone on the moon so it must be an honour to go on the moon.

    3.) No. I don’t think it is important to find out about the moon just yet. It is important to learn about space but there is so much to learn about just earth yet. There might be lots of creatures we don’t know about, and only 5% of the sea has been searched. That’s why I believe that we shouldn’t spend too much time researching about the moon.

    4.) The rough surface of the moon. Stars glittering through the dark atmosphere of space. Little rocks sputtering everywhere as if the moon was a bouncy castle.

    • I missed out a question.

      Loving on space would be a tough life. Yes, it would be exciting having the view of the whole world, but humans need oxygen to live. And without oxygen, we would most likely die. That is why I think space isn’t considered normal.

  3. Activity 1
    What could the warning alarm mean?
    Someone’s oxygen levels are low
    Problems occured on the ship
    A radar detects an unidentified object approaching
    Can you describe what it might feel like to be walking on the moon?I
    It might make you feel weightless or as if you were walking on a cloud.Whilst walking you may feel as if you are bouncing or maybe quite buoyant.
    It is extremely expensive to send a human into space. It is even more expensive and dangerous to send people to the moon: it hasn’t been attempted for many years. Do you think it is important that we try to understand more about space and the moon?
    I think it is important for us to understand more about space and the moon for a variety of reasons including science purposes, extra terrestrial life and future possible colinizations.
    In the year 2013, 200 000 people from 140 different countries applied to take part in a special project: to become the first people to live on Mars in the year 2023. Do you think that living in space is something that might one day be considered ‘normal’? Is it something you would like to do? Can you make a list of reasons for/against living on Mars?
    I think we might not have a choice because the Earth is deteriorating at a fast pass due to climate change and global warming.Scientists and space agencies are racing to find a second Earth where humans can be accommodated for as it is worried Earth in the future may not be able to.I would not like to because I can’t imagine myself not going to the sea or climbing a mountain and breathing in the fresh air.It wouldn’t be the same life as we know it here on Earth.
    For
    *Something new and never experienced
    *You get the feeling of an astronaut in reality
    *You are able to see another planet
    Against
    *Scary,frightening because of the uncertainty and unknown
    *Unable to breathe freely and are always confined to one suit
    *Never able to live the same life as in Earth
    * Not able to see wildlife; Animals,trees,plants

    Activity 2
    I will send a picture later

    Activity 3
    Houston come in. Houston come in. This is Apollo 11. We have touched down on the surface of the moon. Over.”

    “Apollo 11, this is Houston. You are clear to begin your mission. Over.”

    Gazing around in a state of awe and wonder, the astronaut stood and admired what he saw. Outer space was a thing of pure beauty: a never-ending chasm of blackness, illuminated by stars that sparkled like beautiful diamonds.

    He took a few steps forward, smiling at the joy of the feeling of weightlessness that never ceased to amaze him. Happy that his oxygen levels were high and his friends were close by, the astronaut set about his mission.

    All seemed to be going well, but then the warning alarm on the ship sounded…

    “Houston. Houston come in! Houston, we have a problem…”

    “Houston.Houston.Can you here me ? ”

    “Connection lost!” Repeated the system continuously
    The connection was lost.Abruptly a shadow appeared beneath our feet.Panting heavily we slowly lifted our heads to find out what had made this huge shadow.Before this, we were able to see the never – ending beauty of bewildering blackness with the only source of light being the stars ,which danced in harmony.However now this was replaced by a pristine,white spaceship.

    This was no ordinary spaceship, this aircraft had an array of windows each neatly cleaned as well as this it had a highly advance system of technology in comparison to our simple one.Our hearts pounded.Our eyes had never seen anything of this sort of this beauty.Our pupils began to dilate as we feared the worse – being captured.
    Steadily the large immaculate spaceship disappeared from our sight,within the blink of an eye.We felt a sense of relief and consolation as the worse was missed.
    “System rebooted.” Cried the system

    ” Apollo 11,Can you hear us? ”
    What we just saw amazed everyone…

  4. If we are able to live in space then overpopulation wouldn’t exist as we are living on different planets however if the oxygen was to stop everybody using that oxygen would die.

    Activity 2
    Craters scattered across the surface.
    Passing by the occasional cave distributed across the moon. Stars dispersed in space.

  5. Activity1
    The warning alarm could mean that they’ve landed.

    Walking on the moon could be like walking in a bouncy castle.

    Yes that way we can use it to our advantage.

    Living in space might one day be considered normal however that will most likely decades from now.Personally I wouldn’t enjoy living in space as it isn’t very safe.

  6. “Houston,Houstin come in we’ve got a problem”
    “Houstin here over”
    “We’ve got a signal coming up from ten o’clock over”
    He looked left to see…well he didn’t know what to expect.It was space after all.Now that he was actually given time he could smell space.It smelled of seared steak.He also notest the glistening star in the..The whatever you called the sky in space.
    “I cant see any object flying about peter”
    “Well that’s the thing Houstin.Its not in space.”
    “What do you mean good man”
    Genuinely confused Houstin started his way across the moon to the rocket.
    “It’s not in space.The signal wasn’t ever in the sky.It was on the moon.Its there with you.”
    “Oh”
    “And it wasn’t one signal.it was 367.Get out Houstin!NOW!”

  7. Activity 1
    1] scared because I think we might not go back to earth and around me looks like nothing no food no nothing
    2] yes you need to know more about the moon because what if the moon crashes 1 day you will know if you know a lot about the moon
    4] I will never want to go to mars

  8. What could the warning alarm mean?
    The warning alarm could mean that there is a shortage of oxygen because the computer has crashed.

    Can you describe what it might feel like to be walking on the moon?
    I’d think walking on the moon would be filled with wonder, awe, excitement and adventure.With gravity on the Moon so low, you would be able to jump much higher. Because the gravity is lower, you would need to learn how to walk differently under the circumstances like doing a funny hopping run.

    Do you think that living in space is something that might one day be considered ‘normal’?
    Living in space could be considered normal as over the years space could develop to become better suited for humans. In that case living in space could be considered normal if lots of people come to live in space in the future.
    Is it something you would like to do?
    I would not like to live in space as I would face many difficulties such as food and water shortages which are essential for humans to live. Also there wouldn’t be an homes or shelter.

    Can you make a list of reasons for/against living on Mars?
    For
    Pure curiosity,
    The potential for humans to provide more in-depth observational research
    Economic interest in its resources,
    The possibility that the settlement of other planets could decrease the likelihood of human extinction.

    Against
    Almost no surface water
    A toxic atmosphere that is too thin for humans to survive without pressure suits
    Deadly solar radiation
    Temperatures lower than Antarctica
    Few to none of the natural resources that have been critical to human success on Earth.

    Activity 2
    I have drawn what I might see and sent my work.

    Activity 3
    “Houston come in. Houston come in. This is Apollo 11. We have touched down on the surface of the moon. Over.”

    “Apollo 11, this is Houston. You are clear to begin your mission. Over.”

    Gazing around in a state of awe and wonder, the astronaut stood and admired what he saw. Outer space was a thing of pure beauty: a never-ending chasm of blackness, illuminated by stars that sparkled like beautiful diamonds.

    He took a few steps forward, smiling at the joy of the feeling of weightlessness that never ceased to amaze him. Happy that his oxygen levels were high and his friends were close by, the astronaut set about his mission.

    All seemed to be going well, but then the warning alarm on the ship sounded…

    “Houston. Houston come in! Houston, we have a problem…”

    Houston snapped out of his trance. He had been so caught up in the wonders of walking on the moon he did not realise they his crew was calling for him.

    He quickly ran to the ship and waited for what was to come next. The news was hit him harder than he had expected. It was now or never.

    Ignoring the shouts from his crew to not step out of the ship he grabbed the flag from the stand and rushed out. The first clear crater he caught sight of had a flag planted into it.

    Then,for a few moments, he stood and took the last sights of the moon before he slowly walked into his ship.

    His frenzied crew greeted him with shouts to quickly buckle up as they had to get to Earth as quick as they could.

    Houston looked out of the window longing to be back out on the moon taking step after step enjoying his time but unfortunately it was not possible. Not today, not ever.

    The rocket swooped up into the clear space…

  9. Activity 1
    The alarm could mean they are coming to a landing and should be safe.
    In my opinion i think it would be fascinating to look around you.If i was on the moon i would see the planets that are close by.
    When people are being sent to the moon i think it would be expensive because we would need all of the equipment and gear to be prepared for space.
    Would i live in space?
    Space is such an extraordinary place but there can be some bad things about space an example about living in space is not having any air to breathe.

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