Intermediate Reading

A : what do you know about the first moon landing?

Answer the questions:

1- who was the first man to set foot on the moon?
a: Yuri Gagarin
b: Buzz Aldrin
c: Neil Armstrong

2- when did he land on the moon?
a: In 1959
b: In 1969
c: In 1979

3- what was the first thing he said when he landed?
a: “Wow! It's so big!”
b: “I'm floating in a most peculiar way”
c: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

B : read the article and check. What controversy has there been since then about Neil Armstrong actually said?
Why is the missing “a” so important?





C : Read the article again. Then say the following names and numbers are mentioned.

July 20, 1969:

6 hours and 40 minutes :

500 million :

Buzz Aldrin :

First man :

James Hansen :

Peter Shann Ford :



D : Cover the article and try to complete the sentences, making words from the words in bold. What do they mean?

1: Armstrong made the first human on the lunar surface. Foot

2: His first words were “That`s one small step for man, one giant leap for .” man

3: It was the perfect quote for such a occasion. Moment

4: “ One small step for a man” would have made it a more sentence. Mean

5: They were possibly the most words in history. Memory

6: Armstrong said the “a” so quickly that it was on the recording.audio



E - Mark the sentences below T(true) or F(false).

1. Neil Armstrong was the NASA astronaut.

2. He intentionally missed the “a” .

3. He was the second man who set foot on the moon.

4. His famous words were heard by people all over the world.

5. Mr.Ford believes that Armstrong doesn’t care about making mistakes.