Wadjasay? American English Pronunciation Practice

Venus: Science Vocab-04

March 20, 2023 Season 3 Episode 49
Wadjasay? American English Pronunciation Practice
Venus: Science Vocab-04
Wadjasay? Practice American English Pronunciation
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Show Notes

In this podcast you’ll practice with sentences about Venus. This info comes from the NASA website. To read more, see the link at the end of the notes.

First Heather will read the text slowly. Then I’ll read at regular speed, followed by practice listening and repeating. At the end of the podcast, Heather will read the text a final time at regular speed.

Practice sentence phrases:

1. Venus is the second planet from the Sun 

2. and is Earth’s closest planetary neighbor.   //

3. It’s one of the four inner, terrestrial (or rocky) planets, 

4. and it’s often called Earth’s twin 

5. because it’s similar in size and density.   //

6. These are not identical twins, however – 

7. there are radical differences between the two worlds.  //

8. Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere 

9. filled with carbon dioxide 

10. and it’s perpetually shrouded 

11. in thick, yellowish clouds 

12. of sulfuric acid that trap heat, 

13. causing a runaway greenhouse effect.   //

14. It’s the hottest planet in our solar system, 

15. even though Mercury is closer to the Sun.   //

16. Surface temperatures on Venus 

17. are about 900 degrees Fahrenheit (475 degrees Celsius) – 

18. hot enough to melt lead.   //

19. The surface is a rusty color 

20. and it’s peppered with intensely crunched mountains 

21. and thousands of large volcanoes.   //

22. Scientists think it’s possible 

23. some volcanoes are still active.  //

24. Venus has crushing air pressure at its surface – 

25. more than 90 times that of Earth –

26.  similar to the pressure you'd encounter 

27. a mile below the ocean on Earth.  //

More info about Venus from NASA.

Intro & Outro Music: La Pompe Du Trompe by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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