Monday, November 12, 2007

Toyo Gakuen University
FE-3 Listening Semester 2 Assignment 3

In Unit 9 of our textbook, American Headway 2, we have been listening to people talk about the future. For your third assignment you will watch and listen to a video about a trip to Mars. This video was made by my friend Paul Carr and it is available from his website ESLpodTV. It is an animated video that Paul made by himself. perhaps in the future all teachers will be animators too.
Here's how Paul introduces the video:
Topic: Astronauts start journey to Mars (火星までの新しい冒険)
upper intermediate (中上級)
Language: listening (聞く)

This is an upper intermediate lesson introducing a new
series about a group of astronauts on a two year mission to Mars.
There are some useful words and expressions to learn below.
More are in the text.
mission - a task or job
specialist - somebod
y who is very good at one job
on board - to be on a ship, airplane or spacecraft
countdown - to count backwards - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
habitation - a place to live

For Japanese and Spanish translations please go to transcript.
( せりふの訳はこの
Watch the video and complete the task sheet that was e-mailed to you. Submit your assignment by e-mail. The due date is Monday 18 November 2007.
If you would like to see further episodes of Mars 1, please visit ESLpodTV.


  1. Good morning!
    First of all, thank you for using your time reading my request.
    I am a student of English (C2 European Framework)and I am trying to find out some international competions about English opened also to non-English speaking countries, in fact I am from Italy.
    If you know some of them, in which you send a text or a composition or an article per email and then you can straight enter the competion, I will be grateful to you....
    Please let me know...
    Thanks again
    Maria Lucia

  2. Hello Maria Lucia,
    I'm sorry, I don't know of any contests in Japan that fit your criteria. I'll try to find out for you.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I'd appreciate any comments you have about the blog. Constructive criticism is always welcome.
    Stay in touch!