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Branson Goes to Space

In this digital-only lesson featuring modified content from The Washington Post, students read about British billionaire Richard Branson's recent trip into space on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

Vocabulary
  • barnstorming
  • suborbital
  • jaunt
  • tether
  • tarmac
  • apogee
  • pore over
  • rivalry
  • ignominious
  • robust
  • dub
  • civilian
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)