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The New Moon Race

Discussion Starters


Teens & Adults

In the 1950s and '60s the US and the Soviet Union had an intense rivalry. They both wanted to be the first to explore space. Which country will be the next to put a manned spacecraft on the moon? Find out what your students think.

  • intense
  • rivalry
  • launch
  • satellite
  • momentum
  • analyst
  • exploration
  • funding
  • agency
  • maintain
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  • vocabulary review tasks
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Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Just Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)