Grade 9 Unit 4 Topic 3 Section A

(Michael and Kangkang are in the Science Museum.)

Michael: Kangkang, who is the first Chinese to travel into space?

Kangkang: Yang Liwei. He is our national hero who traveled around the earth in Shenzhou V for 21 hours in 2003. China is the third nation that sent a person into space.

Michael: Wonderful! All of you must be very proud.[1]be proud (of sb./sth.) : (为某人/物)而感到骄傲/自豪

Kangkang: Of course we are. What’s more [2]What’s more: 而且, we have launched another four spaceships in the past few years [3]in the past few years: 在近几年里.

Michael: That’s great! It proves [4]prove: US: [pruv]  UK: [pruːv]  v. 证明;证实;展现;显示(自己)是 that China has made great progress in [5]make (great) progress in: 在…方面取得(很大)进步its space industry.

Kangkang: That’s right. I’m sure that China will send more spaceships into space.

Michael: Look, what a large crowd! Let’s go and see.

Kangkang: Wow! Chang’e I. It’s a spaceship which was launched as China’s first lunar probe [6]lunar probe: [航] 月球探测器;探月. I hope I can travel to the moon one day [7]one day: 有一天;(过去或将来的)某一天.

Michael: I think your dream will be realized in the future [8]in the future: 将来,未来,今后.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 be proud (of sb./sth.) : (为某人/物)而感到骄傲/自豪
2 What’s more: 而且
3 in the past few years: 在近几年里
4 prove: US: [pruv]  UK: [pruːv]  v. 证明;证实;展现;显示(自己)是
5 make (great) progress in: 在…方面取得(很大)进步
6 lunar probe: [航] 月球探测器;探月
7 one day: 有一天;(过去或将来的)某一天
8 in the future: 将来,未来,今后
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