- Parent Category: Lower-Intermediate Students
- Category: Lower-Intermediate Mini Lessons
- Written by Chris Cotter
Do you want to go into space? If you answered "yes," then you're not alone. According to an Internet survey, more than 70% of people want to visit space for two weeks or less. Many would want to walk in space too, and a few would want to stay in a hotel there.
Unfortunately, space tourism is only available to the super rich. Many companies are working to make space tourism a possibility, yet the costs remain far too high for the average person. For example, tourists can expect to pay $200,000 or more just for a flight lasting a few hours. The costs to stay in space for a day or longer would cost millions of dollars. Experts argue that costs will drop as technology improves. However, the days of a family vacation in space are probably very far away.
Preview the lesson material:
Warm Up: Discuss the question with your partner for five minutes.
- Where did you go for your last vacation? How was it? Please explain.
Comprehension Questions: Answer the questions before/after your read the article.
- Most people interview want to visit space for two weeks or more. T / F
- It will cost $1,000,000 to stay in space for one day. T / F
Summarization: Summarize the article with a partner. Try to do so with only two or three sentences.
Discuss: Discuss these questions with a partner. Remember to support your answers.
- Do you want to go into space? Why/not?
- How long would you want to stay in space, assuming money weren't a concern?
- Do you think vacations in space will become common in your lifetime? Why/not?