Nasa astronauts have returned to Earth, but the difference with this mission is that Nasa paid a commercial company – SpaceX – for the transport into and back from space. Neil and Rob have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Would you like to travel to space in a second-hand rocket? An American company’s hoping this will be the future of space tourism: https://youtu.be/vU-o2SUQ6Iw
0:00 – Introduction
0:47 – The story
2:02- Headline 1: New video shows SpaceX’s astronaut crew plummeting through Earth’s atmosphere, floating under parachutes, and landing in the ocean
5:18 – Headline 2: Star Struck: SpaceX Dragon splashes down, Mars missions
8:42 – Headline 3: ‘Space dads’ Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken make prank calls in SpaceX’s Dragon capsule following splashdown in Gulf of Mexico
11:49 – Language summary
We have visual confirmation for splash down…
SpaceX copies and concurs. We see splash down and mains cut.
Dragon Endeavour has returned home. Nasa astronauts Bob and Doug.
On behalf of the SpaceX and Nasa teams, welcome back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX.
Key words and phrases:
falling quickly and suddenly
• Our sales are plummeting – we need a new business strategy.
• Tourist numbers have plummeted due to coronavirus.
describes someone who admires famous people greatly
• Rob was totally star-struck when he met Paul McCartney.
• Star-struck football fans waited outside the stadium to try to get their favourite players’ autographs.
• My brother always used to play pranks on me when I was growing up.
• The students pranked their teacher into thinking the class was over by changing the clock.
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Would you like to travel to space in a second-hand rocket? An American company's hoping this will be the future of space tourism: https://youtu.be/vU-o2SUQ6Iw
My brother always used to play pranks on me when I was growing up.
The students pranked their teacher into thinking the class was over by changing the clock.
Rob was totally star struck when he met Paul McCartney
Star struck football fans waited outside the stadium to try to get their favourite player's autographs.
Our sales are plummeting. we need a new business strategy.
Tourist numbers have plummeted due to coronavirus.
Can we use "to plunge for to plummet" or they have got different meanings?
Your team is famous and i always star struck u to my friends
Why did you put "always" before "used to" but not after it? In this sentence " My brother always used to play pranks on me when l was growing up "
I'll be totally star-struck when I meet Neil. Thanks for this class.
I think some people have the opportunity to watch anything skyrocket, but there are not so many opportunities to watch anything plummet. In my case, I hardly watch even the shooting star.
Rob..! r u the guy who post listening videos always?
I was star-struck to come across the Tiktok celebrity in the street.
The stock prices plummeted greatly due to the prank made by an irresponsible officer.
Great to see you two in the programme👍
Curiously about the space, atmosphere…
Thank you so much to the entire team of BBC learning english……
The GDP of India have plummeted due to coronavirus.
Thanks for adding subtitles 🙏 Really helpful!
This is the first time i see you Rob. Though I have heard so many times your voices in 6 minutes English.
I have to confess I learnt Plummeting from another BBC News review, shall we say, one year ago. I think it was Tom who taught us about it. Fine for me to refresh my memory with this new NR. Keep safe and greetings from the Spain José Benito
Impeccable class.Can we say “Due to corona admission at private school is plummeting
Rob did u stop the pronunciation lessons?
Thanks a lot best teachers ever. With love, from México
Last I have got a prank call.
There's no doubt You, Rob and Neil are famous people among English learners worldwide 🙂
NICE TEAM!!! In fact, I'm missing Katherine a lot nevertheless Neil's charming make us feel like a star struck listener. Greeting from Perú
Both of u r famous 😘😘
Hey people from BBC Learning English, first of all I have to say that all of your material has been very useful for me, thanks for such a nice programs and resorces you offer, please could you help me understanding why does the program that you have is called "SIX MINUTE ENGLISH" instead of "SIX MINUTES ENGLISH" It should be plural because you are referring to more than one minute, don't you? Thanks in advance !
I liked this video. There was more talk and conversation between you both. Excellent job. Plummeting resembles a Spanish word:’desplomar’ which mean something that suddenly falls
I was a bit star-struck when I met the Queen, but she was even more!
When will you guys talk about the Julian Assange's illegal prision in Belmarsh on the BBC News Review? Just kidding…
You know it's Tuesday when a new News Review video is up.
Good job I appreciate your efforts
so nice . thank u so much
Thanks for posting. I had the chance to see a rocket launch in 2018. Memorable experience. I posted a pretty awesome video of the trip to my page.
Hello, i found this word very useful, because my friend pranks on me all the time.
They are together again great episode! Classic news review
Someday it will be a review of Flight to the Moon and even Mars
I'd also be star-struck if I met Paul McCartney 🤗
Sales of a lot of companies have been plummeting due to the virus.
I'm a kind of star-struck person.
Members of BBC learning English prank each other.
Very awesome information
Our currency has plummeted due to collapse of our central government..
Perhaps i might be star stuck if i meet Wayne Rooney
I dislike extreme pranks on people..
Where's Catherine today ?!