Online Class Notes (Li)[R]

Vocabulary

virus: 病毒

click: 点击

eg. Click on the button located at the bottom of the webpage.

link: 链接

eg. Send me the link to the payment page.

astronauts: 太空人

dehydrate: 脱水

eg. You’ll dehydrate very quickly in this heat if you don’t drink lots of water.

ingredients: 成分,原料

eg. What ingredients do you need to make pizza?

pre-packaged: 包装好的

eg. Food is pre-packed before they are shipped.

reminder: 提醒

eg. I wrote him a reminder that the report was due in next week.

dough: 面团

journey: trip

eg. The journey to Mars takes many many years.

straightforward: easy to understand 容易理解的,简单的

eg. The instructions are very straightforward.

eg. The questions are pretty straightforward.

eg. Just follow the signs to Bradford – it’s very straightforward.

increase: 增大;增加

eg. They increased the temperature from 20 to 30 degrees.

dessert: 甜品

Speaking

I went out to have a lesson. Maths. I can’t remember. I can’t go out because there was a 病毒.

Revised: 

I went out to have a maths lesson. I can’t remember. I can’t go out because there is a virus.

Reading

Cooking has reached new heights. Astronauts on the International Space Station have made the first space-baked cookies. They said the chocolate chip cookies looked out of this world. The cookies are the very first kind of food to be baked in space from raw ingredients. Space food is usually made on Earth. It is dehydrated or pre-packaged and then heated or warmed up on the space station. Eating freshly baked food will make astronauts happy. It will be a nice reminder of home. This will be important for astronauts going to the moon or on the long journey to Mars.

Baking the cookies was not as straightforward as the astronauts thought it would be. Cookies take about 20 minutes to bake in an oven heated to 150 degrees. That was not long enough in space. The first cookie came out undercooked. It was more raw dough than cookie. The space bakers turned up the oven’s temperature and baked the dough for longer. The fifth cookie they made took 130 minutes to bake. The big question is – how did they taste? No one knows yet. The space-baked cookies are in a laboratory in Texas. Scientists will test them to see if they are safe to eat.

Pronunciation

astronauts – as-tro-nots

raw – roar (long sound)

dough – though

laboratory – la-bore-ra-tree

dehydrated – de-high-drat-ed