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UFO's and Area 51

Jonathan talks more about UFO's and the rumors about Area 51 in the United States.

Todd: Well, what about Area 51?

Jonathan: Area 51 i something people always talk about. I'm not really sure what to believe but I essentially think that something's that's a secret that large could never be covered up for such a long period of time. There has never been solid evidence that anything happened there, and I really doubt that there was anything. Probably the United States military was testing something secret that they wanted to keep a secret and a lot of things that people report as UFOs

Todd: Yeah, I agree. i think that's my, you know, my explanation for it, although I think personally, I do believe that there must be life out there, I just don't know if it's in the way we see aliens. What do you think?

Jonathan: I certainly believe that there must be something out there. I mean billions of other galaxies, countless billions of other starts. I think it's a little bit arrogant to somehow believe that we are so special, that we're the only life. I mean, just recently, they found that there is in fact water on our moon, which suggest that water can exist in other places and if that is the basis of life perhaps we may find out in the future that life is no so special as we believe even if it happens in one in one thousand galaxies, that would mean there are millions of other creatures out there, although because of the distances we may never get to know.


Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson

cover up


Something that large, like Area 51, could never be covered up.

When people try to cover up something, that means they try to prevent people finding out about it. Notice the following:

  1. She tried to cover up being pregnant by wearing loose clothing.
  2. The government tried to cover up the facts about the war.

solid evidence


There has never been solid evidence something happened.

Evidence is facts or information that proves something. Solid evidence is just strong evidence. The opposite of solid evidence is weak evidence or flimsy evidence. Notice the following:

  1. DNA is solid evidence in most criminal cases.
  2. Dinosaurs bones are solid evidence that dinosaurs were real creatures.



I doubt anything happened.

When you doubt something, you think something is most likely not true or will not happen. Notice the following:

1) I doubt he will show up on time.

2) Most people doubt that the government is honest.



Countless stars exist in the universe.

We use the phrase countless to show that there are too many items of something to count. Because it would take too long to count them all, it is countless. Notice the following:

  1. There are countless reasons why kids should go to school.
  2. The flood forced countless people from their homes.



It is a bit arrogant to think we are the only life in the universe.

When someone is arrogant, they are too confident of their ability or worth. Arrogant people say or think great things about themselves. The opposite of arrogant is to be humble. Notice the following:

  1. He arrogantly said they would win the game by 40 points. Naturally, they lost.
  2. Wealthy people tend to be more arrogant than poor people. Why is that?

Vocabulary Quiz

cover up • evidence • unlikely
arrogant • countless
  1. He is about his ability .
  2. The woman tried to her mistakes by making a false report.
  3. There is little that dogs can speak to each other.
  4. I have been there times.
  5. It is that the economy will improve in the near future.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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