In this video, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tells us about the healthy snacks that she eats in the spaceship.


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Task 1

Check your understanding: true or false






My favorite snack is fries and peanuts. Ice cream is allways welcome as well!

Of course I wanna be an astronaut because always I wanted go to the space. However, I think my favourite snaks are not so healty because I like chocolates, popcorn and spicy peanuts.

I would not like to be an astronaut, because I am claustrophobic, and I am surely too bad enough at scientific tasks to be in a space station !
Ma favorite snack is protein cake because I do sports very often.
I also like doing ma pastries myself because I eat gluten free.

I don't think i would appreciate to be an astronaut.
I like to eat fresh fruits on earth ! It don't seem to be easy to eat when food is flying.
Nevertheless, i appreciate to see Samantha eating in the station. Thanks a lot to her to let us show the way she eats on board !

I wish i were an astronasmus,i would eat those all snacks before went back to the earth.

I don't want to be an astronaut because I don't like to live in a place with zero Gravity.

I wish I could be an astronaut, of course! But when you see their daily routine on board, it doesn't seem as exciting as one has always imagined.

I had never thought myself as an astronaut because the occupation seems impossible to have due to the status of my country as a developing country where our infrastructure is not as great as developed country. My favorite snack is oreo.

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What's "erm" mean?

Hello Yvonne Tseng,

faustaleonardo (thank you, faustaleonardo!) is right -- it doesn't mean anything, it's just what we say when we need a moment to think about what to say next. Sometimes it's spelled 'um' but in British English it tends to be spelt 'erm'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team