IELTS Preparation Series 2, Episode 7: Mars
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Hello. I'm Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation.
Today on Study English, we're going to practise using the words 'some' and any'. We'll also
build up our vocabulary with some words about 'space' and 'astronomy'.
But first, we're going to meet a planetary geologist who is fascinated by the planet
Mars is still a fascinating place. In the solar system, it's one of the most interesting
places where there may be life, apart from the Earth.
We want there to be Martians with spaceships, ET, flying saucers, UFOs. We want all of these
It's frozen to a depth of about 7 kilometres at the equator, maybe 20 kilometres at the
pole caps, so there is a very thick, frozen layer on Mars. The people who talk about cold
the planet is.
These scientists are hoping to find out about life on Mars. They're looking closely at the
landscape, and similar landscapes, to try to understand everything they can about the
Listen to Dr Hoffman talking about how the landscape of Mars was formed. Pay special
attention to how he uses the words 'some' and 'any'.
Well, if we look at the picture here, cutting down through each of these gullies is a little
black channel that's bulldozed its way through the snow, carved its way down and pushed the
snow aside and each springtime, part of the snow collapses as it warms in the sun. It