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You'll read an interview with the astronaut Charles Duke, who is
talking about his trip to the moon. For questions 1-6, choose the
answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you read. When answering the questions, you are allowed to
refer back to the interview. The questions are based on what is stated or
implied in the text. Finally check the correct answers.
How did Charles feel about space travel as a boy?
thought it was unlikely to happen. B.He
regarded it as more than science fiction. C.He
was fascinated by the idea of it. D.He
showed no particular interest in it.
What did Charles consider to be the hardest part
of the training?
trapped in the heavy spacesuit B.endlessly
practising the lunar surface landing C.constantly
being afraid of making a mistake D.being
unable to move his arms and hands
What was Charles's reaction when he first found
out he was going to the moon?
realised he had to be cautious. B.He
felt proud to be given the opportunity. C.He
tried to control his excitement. D.He
reflected on his chances of survival.
How did the crew feel when they had landed on the
felt as if they were coming home. B.They
realised they had achieved something special. C.They
were afraid of what they might find on the surface. D.They
were worried about how they would take off again.
What feature of the moon made the greatest impact
brightness of the sun B.the
vastness of the sky C.the
loneliness of the place D.the
absence of any stars
What does Charles feel was the most memorable part
of his mission?
falling into a crater B.walking
on the moon's surface C.seeing
things never seen before D.holding
a piece of the moon