D Listening Practice. Science Fiction: Commenting on the Here andNow
VocabularyGenreA category of art, music, or writing - a particular style orcontentScholarlyintellectualHypothesisa reasoned, intellectual proposalEvolutionDevelopment (of something)CommentaryA noun, meaning discussion (e.g. of current events orpolitics)LocaleLocation, site, spot“Future Fantastic”A utopian view of the future – in terms of technologyand society To suspend (one’s belief)To put one’s common sense (and disbelief) `onhold`
Answer the following question. Make sure to provide a reason for youranswer..
We are going to listen to an article called “Science Fiction: Commenting on theHere and Now.” What do you think the article will be about?1.Listen to the article, which is almost five minutes long. Listen only, anddon’t worry about understanding everything.2.Listen once more, and try to understand the general information of eachparagraph. In your head
explain a paragraph’s main idea in one or twosentences. Write your paragraph summaries after you have listened to thewhole article. Listen again, check your answers, and compare your answerswith a partner.
:E.g. Paragraph 1:
Traditional definitions for science fiction are mentioned