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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Rover  A. Facts
 2. Evidence  B. Gets attention.
 3. Helicopter  C. Makes something true.
 4. Interesting  D. Rocky land vehicle.
 5. Information  E. Flying machine.


  1. Rover = D. Rocky land vehicle.
  2. Evidence = C. Makes something true.
  3. Helicopter = E. Flying machine.
  4. Interesting = B. Gets attention.
  5. Information = A. Facts

True or False?

1. NASA has sent a new rover to Pluto. False

2. The rover is looking for a place for humans to live. False

3. NASA has sent a small helicopter to Mars. True

4. The helicopter can see less than the rover. False

5. The rover will reach Mars in less than a year. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. NASA has sent a new rover to Mars.

2. NASA thinks this area will be the best place.

3. The helicopter is called “Ingenuity”.

4. NASA will use Ingenuity to search.

5. They can use it to see more.

Listening and Vocabulary

Life Search Place
Future Machine Reach
  1. Search
  2. Place
  3. Life
  4. Machine
  5. Future
  6. Reach


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Launch  A. Control
 2. Operate  B. Outside layer.
 3. Evidence  C. Start
 4. Surface  D. Length
 5. Distance  E. Proof


  1. Launch = C. Start
  2. Operate = A. Control
  3. Evidence = E. Proof
  4. Surface = B. Outside layer.
  5. Distance = D. Length

True or False?

1. NASA launched a rover to Pluto. False

2. There has never been a rover designed similarly to Perseverance. False

3. The rover will land in the crater of an old lake. True

4. There has never been a flying machine on Mars before.  True

5. It will take more than 1 year to get to Mars.  False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The rover is similar in design to the “Curiosity” rover.

2. There was a lake in the Jezero crater.

3. It will send some rock samples.

4. There will be a lot of challenges.

5. Scientists at NASA will need to practice.

Listening and Vocabulary

Remain Search Reach
Design Missions Information
  1. Design
  2. Search
  3. Remain
  4. Information
  5. Reach
  6. Missions


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Rover A. Persistance
2. Perseverance B. Dirt
3. Crater C. Together
4. Sediment D. Remote machine.
5. Relatively E. Nearness
6. Proximity F. Finder
7. Accompanied G. Large indentation.
8. Scout H. Push
9. Propulsion I. Comparatively


  1. Rover = D. Remote machine.
  2. Perseverance = A. Persistence
  3. Crater = G. Large indentation.
  4. Sediment = B. Dirt
  5. Relatively = I. Comparatively
  6. Proximity = E. Nearness
  7. Accompanied = C. Together
  8. Scout = F. Finder
  9. Propulsion = H. Push

True or False?

1. NASA has sent a new rover to the Moon, which is called Perseverance. False

2. The rover will land in a crater which was once a volcano. False

3. Water has never existed on Mars. False

4. Scientists hope to find signs of past life in the sediment at the bottom of the crater. True

5. Six and a half months is a very long time to travel from Earth to Mars, it usually takes less time. False

6. NASA was the only organisation to send a rover to Mars in July 2020. False

7.  NASA sent more than one machine to Mars. True

8. Ingenuity is a small helicopter that will be used to scout future research locations. True

9. Ingenuity and Perseverance will reunite near the end of their missions. False

10. Currently, no other missions are planned to go to Mars. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. NASA has launched a new rover to Mars.

2. The rover will land at the Jezero crater.

3. Water on Mars now exists beneath the surface as ice.

4. Perseverance will leave some samples in containers.

5. These containers are going to be collected.

Listening and Vocabulary

Represents Varies Samples
Evidence Meantime Ground
Material Remains Potential
  1. Evidence
  2. Remains
  3. Varies
  4. Represents
  5. Potential
  6. Ground
  7. Samples
  8. Material
  9. Meantime