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
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 and left.
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 ________ of July.
A 21st B 22nd C 23rd
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 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
2 Aldrin took photos when he was on the
3 Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon
for a long time.
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 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.
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?