Why would an organization like the United
Nations, which concerns itself with such pressing "earthly" matters as
preventing armed conflict, promoting economic and social development,
responding to human emergencies produced by the outbreak of war and
by natural disasters -- also concern itself with the uses of outer
space? This unit provides information about the potential of
space technologies to help further the goals of the UN and its agencies.
How is space technology related to the UN's goals to improve life on our
planet? Click on the "reading passage" below to find out.
The unit contains exercises in reading
comprehension, listening, and grammar. In addition, the unit
offers practice writing task on writing a brief summary of a longer text.
As always, all exercises provide information about the work of the United
Nations as they also provide language