Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just six minutes! Can you imagine being left in a capsule orbiting the Moon all by yourself, while your team mates go walk on the surface and become the first two humans to do so in history? That’s what happened to the late Michael Collins in 1969. Neil and Georgina talk about the Apollo 11 astronaut, and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question:
The first animal that went into space was a Russian dog. It was 1957. What was the dog’s name?

a) Irina
b) Laika
c) Anastasia

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

the first person to do something or go somewhere

friendship or trust created by being together for some time

a connection or shared link

go down in history
become famous

someone who does something revolutionary or for the first time

being alone

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