easy english listening and practice

easy english listening and practice

The following Easy English listening will inform you about new bacteria which have been found and will help you improve your English listening skills and build up your vocabulary.

You will find the Answer Sheet to this free English Lesson available for download below.

1. Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.

Completely new bacteria were …………. in Lake Vostok in Antarctica. The lake was under a glacier which was 4 km thick. A team of Russian scientists had to drill down ………………….. to reach the lake and take samples. Even though the lake was covered with ice for millions of years it has ………………………
Lake Vostok is the biggest lake under a glacier in the region and scientists have been interested in it for ……………………………..
The genetic code of the new bacteria does not match that of other species ……………. to us. These bacteria are also …………………. because they live in a very extreme environment.
Discovering such organisms gives us hope that there is life on …………………

2. Mark the statement T for true and F for false.

  1. New bacteria were found on planet Mars.
  2. Lake Vostok is under a glacier.
  3. Russian scientists took samples from the lake.
  4. The genetic code of the new organism does not match that of other species.
  5. The ice over the lake is 4 km thick.
  6. The lake isn’t frozen.

3. Match the word with its definition.

sample – the natural world; the physical conditions in which sth exists
glacier – the smallest and simplest forms of plant life
bacterium – a large mass of ice that moves down a valley
Antarctic – a small amount of substance taken to be tested
gene – to find sth that you did not expect
discover – a hereditary unit inside a cell
extreme – related to or happening around the North Pole
environment – serious, severe

4. Put the words in order to make a sentence.

  1. organisms/ were/ new/ in a lake/ discovered/
  2. had/ ice/ down/ scientists/ to/ the/ drill/
  3. did/ the/ lake/ freeze/ not/
  4. lake/ Antarctica/ is/ Vostok/ in/
  5. on/ life/ other/ possible/ planets/ is/
  6. new/ extreme/ bacteria/ the/ environment/ live/ in/ an/

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