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Listening Practice: Practice English with MOVIES (Lesson #14) Title: 2001 A Space Odyssey

Watch this video clip from A Space Odyssey and answer the questions that follow with your tutor.


  1. What does it mean to be inquisitive?

  2. What is a mystery?

  3. What great mystery does he hope Dr. Floyd can clear up?

  4. What does clear up mean?

  5. What is a polite way to say 'I'm sorry to say that...'?

  6. What does the word odd mean in this context?

  7. For how long have extremely odd things been happening at Clavius?

  8. What is another word for audio message?

  9. What happens when you phone the base?

  10. What is a base?

  11. What does temporarily mean?

  12. What does it mean when something is out of order?

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