ESL Listening – UFO Sightings

Do you believe in UFOs?

This ESL listening lesson explores the idea of aliens and their travels to Earth.

ESL Listening Lessons

The listening lesson begins with a video from called, UFO Sightings: Kenneth Arnold.

First, download the listening worksheet here: ufo-sightings. Check the vocabulary words and phrases. Then watch and listen to the video.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Comprehension Questions

  1. In the video, what is ‘a sighting’?
  2. Describe Kenneth Arnold.
  3. In what US state does this story take place?
  4. How fast were the objects flying?
  5. What were the approximate dimensions of the flying objects?
  6. Did journalists believe Ken’s story?
  7. What nickname did the newspapers give to the flying objects?
  8. What happened to Ken after spotting the flying objects?
  9. The press called him, The man who started it all.  Started what?
  10. Summarize this story.

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