The world’s largest radio telescope has been built in China. It is the size of 30 football fields and may even be able to detect alien life! Find out more with Neil and Sian as they look at how the world’s media is reacting and the words you need to talk about the story.
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China has completed the installation of the world’s largest radio telescope. The last panel was fitted into the centre of the giant dish located on a remote mountain in the South Western province of Guizhou.
Celia Hatton – BBC News
It’s difficult to overstate the size of China’s new radio telescope. With a diameter of 500 meters, it equals 30 football fields. Or, as one of its creators explains, if the dish-like telescope was filled with wine, every individual on earth – about seven billion people – could drink about five bottles from it. The radio telescope will function like a giant ear, detecting sounds from far-off galaxies. Scientists say the new instrument will explore distant places like never before, finding new stars and even searching for alien life.
Key words and phrases:
giant / massive / gigantic
from outside planet Earth
secretly listen to a conversation
great as usual
Gigantic _ we can also say it Mammoth.
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It will be more helpful if you provide written text for Facebook challenge because sometime I hear new words which I wonder about the way they are spelt. .
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May I ask is it:
head to head or head-to-head?
its better without transcript i think so
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Eavesdropping on the aliens with our new giant ear 🙂
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learning english without subtitles ? ;/
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"Massive, gigantic, giant" you can learn all these words in just one Trump speech. Literally, his collection of the synonyms of word @big" is YUGE!
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it seems, the BBC Learning English-News Review is needs using from VOA(Voice of America) news for its reference. thanks
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the only word my son didn't know was eavesdrop.
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thanks for the news review! I'm going to be eavesdropping you next time
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