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Edward Fyfe  
Alnwick, UK  
Rocket
 
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Edward Fyfe
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1. Edward has just got out of bed.
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2. Edward has made a model of an astronaut.
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Marriage

Anniversary

Rocket

Teenagers

Chinatown

Lunch

Holiday

Rebel

Ski

Mouse

T'ai Chi


3. The astronauts land by using a parachute.
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 false

4. Edward's parents like the model.
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Edward's model is of Apollo 13 . Apollo was the space moon landing project carried out by the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. The most famous mission was Apollo 11 in July 1969 when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon's surface. Apollo 13 took place in April 1970. An intended moon landing was cancelled because of an explosion in an oxygen tank but the crew managed to return safely to Earth. Apollo 17, the final flight of the programme, took place in December 1972.

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Edward Fyfe

Check the meaning of these phrases and then use them to complete the sentences. spaced out | waste of space | over the moon | rocket scientist | rocket science Click here if you need to see the answers.

1. The instructions for programming the video are like - I can't understand them.


2. The new research assistant has deleted all my files and crashed the server - he's a real .


3. I lost my keys and crashed the car this morning - I'm feeling really .


4. She's just heard she's won a month's holiday in Barbados - she's .


5. Sam's been explaining active server pages to me - he's a real .


6. Barbara got that job on the photography magazine - she's .


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Describe what is happening in these pictures. What was your favourite topic at school? Do you think children learn more in lessons or in their free time? See a model answer.


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