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Day and Night

Jennifer

Listening — Beginner Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. What is an axis?

  2. What do you call the movement of the earth on its own axis?

  3. How long does it take for the earth to complete one rotation?

  4. How many hours is equivalent to 1 day?

  5. What is the shortest day of the year?

  6. Which sentence is true about the sun?

  7. Why do we have days and nights?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you experience winter solstice in your country? summer solstice?

  2. Among the different seasons, what is your favorite and why?

  3. What do you think would happen if there were only days and no nights and vice versa?

  4. What is your favorite thing to do during the day? night?

  5. How many seasons do you have in your country? Describe each season.

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    Vocabulary

      • imaginary line around which the earth rotates
      • a period of twenty-four hours as a unit of time, reckoned from one midnight to the next, corresponding to a rotation of the earth on its axis.
      • existing only in the imagination.
      • the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours; the time from sunset to sunrise.
      • the movement of the earth on its own axis
      • the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.
      • either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.
      • exactly vertical or horizontal; not curved
      • fall of sun below horizon
      • inclination

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