This listening text
news footage from the event, as it happened. Be prepared for a
wide variety of voices, the American accents and some speedy
delivery in the audios.
for a gist
and don't worry if there are some
words you don't understand: you should be able to get the general
Now, listen to the audio again
carefully. It is important to point out that in order to do
this activityyou need to be able to collect and
hold in your head information from more than one part of
For questions 1-5, choose the answer (A,
B, or C) which you think fits best according to the radio
program. Then check
From this program we learn that President
came from a
famous political family. B.
was the youngest president of the USA. C. had a son and a daughter.
We also learn that the President was in
Dallas because ...
was on his way to meet his wife. B. lived there. C. was making an official visit.
What do we learn about the President's
He died instantly.. B. No one knows who killed him. C. He was shot twice by one person.
What do we learn about Lee Harvey Oswald?
killing the President. B.
He was shot when he was arrested. C. He was found
guilty of killing the President.
Why was this news item included in the
to show the
style of earlier news reporting B. to explain the importance of the
to look back
on an important event in modern history
to listen to the audio all over again while you check the transcription.