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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Land  A. A special day.
 2. Anniversary  B. Special talk
 3. Achievement  C. Come down.
 4. Orbiting  D. Goal.
 5. Speech  E. Go around.


  1. Land = C. Come down.
  2. Anniversary = A. A special day.
  3. Achievment = D. Goal
  4. Orbiting = E. Go around.
  5. Speech = B. Special talk.

True or False?

1. People landed on mars. False

2. 2019 is the 50th anniversary. True

3. 3 people went on the first moon mission. True

4. 2 men stayed on the rocket to orbit the moon. False

5. People want to go back to the moon. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Now, it is the 50th anniversary.

2. He didn’t land on the Moon.

3. He had to stay in the rocket.

4. Nobody knew if the mission would work.

5. Many people are talking about the Moon

Listening and Vocabulary

Talking Ready Time
Moon Landing Mission
  1. Time
  2. Landing
  3. Moon
  4. Mission
  5. Ready
  6. Talking


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Achievement A. Important
 2. Humanity B. Circle
 3.  Significant C. Cancel
 4. Orbiting D. Goal
 5. Abort E. Humans


  1. Achievement = D. Goal
  2. Humanity = E. Humans
  3. Significant = A. Important
  4. Orbiting = B. Circle
  5. Abort = C. Cancel

True or False?

1.  People landed on the moon sixty years ago. False

2. People think the moon landing is an important moment in history. True

3. Four men went on the Apollo 11 mission. False

4. Michael Collins was the third man to step on the moon. False

5. The president prepared a speech in case of disaster. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Now, people are celebrating the achievement.

2. It is one of the most significant events.

3. The first man to walk on the Moon was Neil Armstrong.

4. He had to stay in the rocket orbiting the Moon.

5. Apollo 13 was supposed to land on the Moon.

Listening and Vocabulary

History Foot Interest
Astronauts Pilot Celebrating
  1. Celebrating
  2. History
  3. Pilot
  4. Astronauts
  5. Foot
  6. Interest


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Boundaries A. Landmark
2. Mankind B. Superiority
3. Rocketry C. Meeting
4. Milestone D. Limits
5. Dominance E. Circle
6. Orbit F. Human control.
7. Rendezvous G. Journey
8. Manned H. Humanity
9. Voyage I. Study of rockets


  1. Boundaries = D. Limits
  2. Mankind = H. Humanity
  3. Rocketry I. Study of rockets
  4. Milestone = A. Landmark
  5. Dominance = B. Superiority
  6. Orbit = E. Circle
  7. Rendezvous = C. Meeting
  8. Manned = F. Human control.
  9. Voyage = G. Journey

True or False?

1. People landed on the moon more than 60 years ago. False

2.  People are celebrating the great accomplishment of landing on the moon for the 50th anniversary. True

3. A space race occurred between the USA and Germany. False

4. France’s rocketry technology was far more advanced than the rest of the world. False

5. People thought the country that controlled space would be the most dominant country. True

6. NASA’s first project was to orbit the Earth. True

7. The US beat every milestone before the Soviet Union. False

8. President Kennedy was against the space program. False

9. NASA’s Project Gemini needed to complete before the Apollo missions could go forward.  True

10. On the Apollo 1 mission, 3 astronauts were killed in space. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Apollo 11 was the result of years of hard work.

2. It has long been considered one of the greatest achievements.

3. The landing was a result of the Space Race.

4. German rocketry was far more advanced than any other country.

5. This was considered to be one of the key goals.

Listening and Vocabulary


Manned Attempted Module
Orbit Routine Strategic
Alongside Pushing Launched
  1. Pushing
  2. Attempted
  3. Strategic
  4. Orbit
  5. Launched
  6. Alongside
  7. Routine
  8. Module
  9. Manned