On the website of the European Commission, there is a section of Audiovisual Services. These videos provide a variety of topics in many technical areas. One in particular is about Galileo, which is described this way on the website:
“The Galileo programme is
Europe's initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. Galileo will be inter-operable with GPS and GLONASS, the two other global satellite navigation systems.”
The video is 2:51 minutes long, and provides practice in listening to different non-native speakers speaking English. There is one French speaker (with English subtitles). Each speaker mentions an advantage of Galileo and why it’s being implemented (what it will do). Students can listen and take notes.
Link to the Galileo video: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I076944
Link to further information about the Galileo Satellite Navigation Programme: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav/galileo/programme/index_en.htm
This has a good graphic of the Galileo architecture. It’s a good example for students to consider for presentations and other situations when they use visuals to explain or describe something.