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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4770: Venus : Earth's twin
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    Venus : Earth's twin


     The Mysterious World Of Venus

    • Occasionally, one of the inner planets (Mercury and Venus, which orbit the Sun inside the Earth's orbit), moves in front of the Sun, a bit like the Moon does in a solar eclipse. Although Venus is bigger than the Moon, it is a lot further away, so it appears quite small compared to the Sun. The transit of Venus in front of the Sun takes several hours.


    Venus
    Sister-Sister

    • Venus is Earth's twin.
    • They are almost the same size.
    • They are closer than any two planets.
    • Mercury is closer to the Sun, but it is not the hottest.
    • Venus is really the hottest planet in our solar system.
    • The gases around Venus trap the Sun's heat.
    • It is so hot it can melt lead.
    • Night LightVenus is the brightest planet in Earth's night sky.
    • Venus outshines the other planets because it is closer to Earth.
    • Its thick clouds reflect the Sun's light.

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    1. What's the English for 'plomb' ?

    2. Justify the title by quoting the text. .

    3. Mercury isn't further from the Sun than Venus =» right / wrong

    4. Mercury is the hottest =» right / wrong

    5. Give the reason (quote the text) why Venus seems to be the brightest. .

    6. Is Venus bigger than Earth ? (Yes, it is / No, it isn't) .

    7. What is Venus surrounded with ? (one word)

    8. What is Venus covered with ? (2 words)

    9. Add a word without changing the meaning : 'It's so hot it can melt lead' ? -»Enter 1 word here:

    10. Write a comparative adjective (see the text) :









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