1 Read the text and choose the correct number or date to complete the sentences.
A man on the moon
On July 21, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the door of the lunar module, the Eagle, and walked outside. He was on the moon. He was the first man in history to walk on the moon. It was a fantastic moment.
A few minutes later, Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin had a camera. They took photos and made a movie of their short time on the moon. They also collected information and talked to the American president, Richard Nixon, on the phone. Nixon said it was a “historic phone call.” They placed an American flag there and went back to Earth.
July 21, 1969 was a very important and exciting day. On Earth, a lot of people listened to their radios all day because they wanted to hear the news about the men on the moon. And everybody in the world watched the news to see the first pictures of the men on the moon. Was it true? Was it real? People didn’t believe what they saw. And today, people over 50 can remember where they were when Armstrong walked on the moon.
In November 1969, the Americans traveled to the moon again and everybody watched. In the 1970s, astronauts went on five more trips. But after that, the American government decided that they didn’t want to spend millions and millions of dollars on trips to the moon. The last man on the moon was there in 1972.
1 The first trip to the moon was in ________.
A 1969 B 1970 C 1972
2 Only ________ walked on the moon on that first trip.
A one man B two men C three men
3 In 1969, the Americans made ________ to the moon.
A one trip B two trips C three trips
4 Before they stopped making trips to the moon, American astronauts made ________ trips in total.
A three B five C seven
5 The last trip to the moon was in ________.
A 1970 B 1971 C 1972
2 Read the text again and check (ü) True or False.
1 Armstrong walked on the moon before Aldrin.
2 Aldrin had a camera when he was on the moon.
3 Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon for a long time.
4 Armstrong and Aldrin didn’t talk to anyone when they were on the moon.
5 The astronauts left a flag on the moon.
6 At first, news of the men on the moon wasn’t on the radio.
7 TV stations didn’t have pictures of the first walk on the moon.
8 Today, people don’t remember the first walk on the moon.
9 People were not very interested in the second trip to the moon.
10 The American government stopped trips because they were expensive.