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The US Military has released a report. The report is about UFOs. UFO means Unidentified Flying Object. It is often used when people see something in the sky that they think could be an alien. Stories of people seeing UFOs has been popular for a long time. Over the years, people would say they saw a ‘UFO’ when they thought something could be an alien spaceship. These stories have not been believed by most people.

Now, the US government has released a report on UFOs that have been seen by the military. The report says there have been 144 reports of UFOs since 2004. Most of the reports came in the last two years. The military says they are UFOs because they cannot find a scientific explanation for them. The report said there’s no way to know that the UFOs are alien. It also says that the UFOs could be aliens. Other possibilities are that the UFOs are from other countries like Russia or China.

UFO watchers think this new report shows that the UFOs are aliens. This is the biggest report about UFOs released by the US government. The US government has created a group to study these UFOs. They hope to find out what the UFOs could be. UFO hobbyists are also looking at the information to see if the UFOs are aliens. In 2020, the US government released a video of an object that looked like a flying Tic-Tac. It was moving in a way that is impossible with human technology. Alien believers have been looking at videos like this to show that aliens are real.

Difficult words

Report (n): A piece of writing that says what someone heard, saw or did.

Unidentified (adj): Not being able to be known, recognised or identified.

Alien (n): A living thing from another planet.

Explanation (n): A statement that makes something clearer, more understandable.

Hobbyist (n): A person with a special interest or hobby.

Activities

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American English Audio:

Match the Synonym!

 1. Report A. Not from Earth.
 2. Unidentified B. Details
 3. Alien C. Make clearer.
 4. Explanation D. Person with an interest.
 5. Hobbyist E. Not known.

True or False?

1. The UK government has released a UFO report. T / F

2. UFO means Unidentified Free Object. T / F

3. Many people don’t believe UFO stories. T / F

4. There have been more than 200 UFO reports from the military. T / F

5. A group is studying the UFOs. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. is / about / report / The / UFOs

2. last / the / Most of / the / reports came / two years / in

3. they / The / UFOs / military / says / are

4. the / This / is / biggest / report / about / UFOs

5. has / group / The / USgovernment / created / a

Listening and Vocabulary

Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.

American English Audio:

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The US Military has (1)_____________ a report. The report is about UFOs. UFO means Unidentified Flying Object. It is often used when people see something in the sky that they think could be an alien. Stories of people seeing UFOs has been popular for a long time. Over the years, people would say they saw a ‘UFO’ when they thought something could be an alien (2)______________. These stories have not been believed by most people.

Now, the US government has released a report on UFOs that have been (3)___________ by the military. The report says there have been 144 reports of UFOs since 2004. Most of the reports came in the last two years. The military says they are UFOs because they cannot find a scientific explanation for them. The report said there’s no way to know that the UFOs are alien. It also says that the UFOs could be (4)__________. Other possibilities are that the UFOs are from other countries like Russia or China.

UFO (5)__________ think this new report shows that the UFOs are aliens. This is the biggest report about UFOs released by the US government. The US government has created a group to study these UFOs. They hope to find out what the UFOs could be. UFO hobbyists are also looking at the information to see if the UFOs are aliens. In 2020, the US government released a video of an object that looked like a flying Tic-Tac. It was moving in a way that is (6)____________ with human technology. Alien believers have been looking at videos like this to show that aliens are real.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you think of this story?
4. Do you think any of the UFOs in the report are aliens?
5. Do you believe in aliens?
6. Have there been any reports of UFOs in your country?
7. Do you think many people in your country believe in aliens?
8. Have you heard any alien-related stories in your country?
9. Are people interested in aliens in your country?
10. Have you ever heard of the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash?
11. Do you think the US government knows more than they are sharing?
12. Do you think other countries keep alien information secret?
13. Would you like to visit Roswell, New Mexico?
14. What do you think the unexplained UFOs could be?
15. Do you think another country could have secret, super-advanced technology?
16. If the UFOs are aliens, why do you think they are visiting Earth?
17. Do you enjoy stories or movies about aliens or space?
18. Do you think humans will ever meet life from another planet?
19. Do you think your country would release UFO information or keep it a secret?
20. Have you ever seen anything strange that you couldn’t explain?