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KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION

 

STEP 1

 

This listening text includes actual 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.

Listen just for a gist and don't worry if there are some words you don't understand: you should be able to get the general idea.

 
 

STEP 2

 

Now, listen to the audio again carefully. It is important to point out that in order to do this activity you need to be able to collect and hold in your head information from more than one part of the text.

For questions 1-5, choose the answer (A, B, or C) which you think fits best according to the radio program. Then check your answers.

1.

From this program we learn that President Kennedy ...

 

A.    came from a famous political family.
B.    was the youngest president of the USA.
C.    had a son and a daughter.

2.

We also learn that the President was in Dallas because ...

 

A.    was on his way to meet his wife.
B.    lived there.
C.    was making an official visit.

3.

What do we learn about the President's death?

 

A.    He died instantly..
B.    No one knows who killed him.
C.    He was shot twice by one person.

4.

What do we learn about Lee Harvey Oswald?

 

A.    He denied killing the President.
B.    He was shot when he was arrested.
C.    He was found guilty of killing the President.

5.

Why was this news item included in the radio programme?

 

A.    to show the style of earlier news reporting
B.    to explain the importance of the assassination
C
  to look back on an important event in modern history

 Click here  to listen to the audio all over again
while you check the transcription.

 

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