The Reading / Listening - Moon Landing - Level 4

We will have a chance to buy a piece of space exploration history. Neil Armstrong's collection of mementos will be auctioned. Mr Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. Items from that lunar landing will go on sale, including a US flag and astronauts' medals. The auction house said the sale will be popular. It said: "Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in....They are fascinated by it."



Neil Armstrong kept his space souvenirs in his house. His son said his father never talked about what to do with them. He said: "He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving." His sons decided to auction the items to share their father's legacy. They restored many of the items. They also said it was difficult to identify some things because there were not many people alive who were connected to the Apollo 11 mission.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Moon Landing - Level 5 or  Moon Landing - Level 6

Sources
  • https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/giant-sale-neil-armstrongs-collection-auction-56712871
  • https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/20/neil-armstrong-collection-space-artifacts-auction/
  • https://www.cleveland.com/expo/news/erry-2018/07/4b2ea67c9d1707/2000-items-owned-by-neil-armst.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a piece of space
  2. Neil Armstrong's collection
  3. the first person to walk
  4. lunar
  5. the sale will
  6. one of the very, very
  7. every single person seems
  8. They are fascinated
  1. to be interested
  2. on the moon
  3. of mementos
  4. by it
  5. few categories
  6. exploration history
  7. be popular
  8. landing

Paragraph 2

  1. talked about what to
  2. he obviously felt they were
  3. His sons decided to
  4. share their father's
  5. They restored many
  6. it was difficult to identify
  7. there were not many people
  8. connected to the Apollo 11
  1. alive
  2. legacy
  3. worth saving
  4. mission
  5. auction the items
  6. of the items
  7. do with them
  8. some things

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We will have a (1) ___________________ a piece of space exploration history. Neil Armstrong's (2) ___________________ will be auctioned. Mr Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. Items from (3) ___________________ will go on sale, including a US flag and astronauts' medals. The auction house (4) ___________________ will be popular. It said: "Space is one of the very, (5) ___________________ that every single person seems to be interested in....They are (6) ___________________."

Neil Armstrong (7) ___________________ souvenirs in his house. His son said his father never (8) ___________________ to do with them. He said: "He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they (9) ___________________." His sons decided to auction the items to share (10) ___________________. They restored many of the items. They also said it was difficult to (11) ___________________ because there were not many people alive who were (12) ___________________ Apollo 11 mission.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wewillhaveachancetobuyapieceofspaceexplorationhistory.NeilArm
strong'scollectionofmementoswillbeauctioned.MrArmstrongwasthe
firstpersontowalkonthemoon.Itemsfromthatlunarlandingwillgoons
ale,includingaUSflagandastronauts'medals.Theauctionhousesaidth
esalewillbepopular.Itsaid:"Spaceisoneofthevery,veryfewcategories
thateverysinglepersonseemstobeinterestedin....Theyarefascinated
byit."NeilArmstrongkepthisspacesouvenirsinhishouse.Hissonsaidhi
sfathernevertalkedaboutwhattodowiththem.Hesaid:"Hedidsaveallt
heitems,soheobviouslyfelttheywereworthsaving."Hissonsdecidedto
auctiontheitemstosharetheirfather'slegacy.Theyrestoredmanyofth
eitems.Theyalsosaiditwasdifficulttoidentifysomethingsbecausether
ewerenotmanypeoplealivewhowereconnectedtotheApollo11missio
n.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(n) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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