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4. Who was the fastest person ever? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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4. Who was the fastest person ever? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

6 Oktober 2020

FULL TRANSCRIPT NOW AVAILABLE:  On today’s episode, we will discuss the fastest people in human history, and think about what the future holds for mankind’s speed!   Please contact us!   INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Gmail:  Vocabulary list   Charitable (adj)  - giving money, food, or help free to those who are in need   the entire organization is funded by charitable donations.   relative (adj) - If something is relative to something else, it changes according to the speed or level of the other thing:   The amount of petrol a car uses is relative to its speed.   To rocket (v) - to travel by rocket, or to rise, increase, or move very quickly   The astronauts were rocketed into space.   Mach (n) - a measurement of speed that is calculated by dividing the speed of an object, especially an aircraft, by the speed of sound   circumnavigate (v) - to travel the whole way around something   He circumnavigated the globe in 80 days   To dub (v) - to give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of it, him, or her:   She was dubbed by the newspapers "the Angel of Death".   To ratify (v) - to make an agreement official:   Many countries have now ratified the UN convention on the rights of the child.   To clock (v) - to take a particular time exactly to do or complete something:   He clocked ten seconds in the 100 metres   ramp up (Phrasal V) - to increase activity or the level of something   The company announced plans to ramp up production to 10,000 units per month to meet demand.   Comprehension Questions   Q. In what position did marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge finish in the 2020 London marathon   A. 8th   Q. In what year did the Apollo 10 mission reach the fastest speed ever recorded in human history?    A. 1969   Q. What country did T8 come from?  A. Australia


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