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Space snack time with Samantha Cristoforetti

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




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


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.

nutritious ingredients like erm
What's "erm" mean?

Hello Yvonne,
I think that the word: erm is an expression that some people do to remember what is the next word,
I guess.

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

It is just a filler :)

I am vegetarian and I always prefer dishes full of fresh vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
It was striking when you see how astronomers have a snack in their space travel.

when I was a child I dreamed of being many professions, however, being an astronaut was not one of them, or at least that what I remember. Regarding eating snacks, I do eat seeds, fruits which are always fresh and affordable, and salads -for sure- usually, I make a green salad and yogurt ones due to the ingredients accessibility and affordability.
I wish I can earn more money so I can afford things like nuts because it's very expensive in my country.

Never think of being one but it looks so cool when she caught that nut when it floating. I love yogurt and nuts as snack.