Look at the dates
in Tony's diary. Then complete Tony's email with the correct
month or ordinal number. Diary - special occasions.
3 / 02 Sally's birthday party
18 / 04 Holiday to Greece
2 / 06 Pete and Siena's wedding
20 / 08 Jake's birthday party
12 / 09 Start new job
25 / 12 Christmas party at mum and dad's
Last year was a great year for me. The highlights?
Well, Sally had a great birthday party on the third of and I went on holiday to Greece on the
1 of April.
On the 2of June I had a wonderful time at Pete and
Siena's wedding, and Jake's birthday party on the twentieth
of 3was great.
On the 4of September I started a new job, and, of
course, the Christmas party at my parents' house on the
5 of December was good, too.
1 Read the text and choose the correct
number or date to complete the sentences.
A man on the moon
On the twenty-first of July 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 then
took photos and made a film of their short time on the moon.
They also collected information and spoke to the American
president, Richard Nixon, on the phone. Nixon said it was
a 'historic phone call'. They placed an American flag there
The twenty-first of July 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 went
on a second trip to the moon 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.
Example: The first trip to the moon was in ________.
A 1967 B 1968 C 1969
1 Armstrong first walked on the moon on the ________
A 21st B 22nd C 23rd
2 Only ________ walked on the moon on that first
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 trips to the moon, the Americans
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 tick (v)
True or False.
1 Armstrong walked on the moon before Aldrin.
2 Aldrin took photos when he was on the moon.
3 Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon for a long
4 Armstrong and Aldrin didn't speak 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
7 TV stations didn't have pictures of the first
walk on the moon.
8 Today, people don't remember the first walk on
9 People were not very interested in the second
trip to the moon.
10 The American government stopped trips because
they were expensive.
Answer the questions about an important
day that you remember.
1 What was the important day?
2 When was it?
3 What happened?
4 Where were you on this day?
5 What did you do?