Cours Stage - Fictions et réalités (CO)

Compréhension orale n°2 - Vrai / Faux

L'énoncé

Les phrases suivantes sont des ‘right or wrong’. Tu dois y répondre pour t’aider à pouvoir faire le résumé de cette compréhension. Attention à bien justifier par le texte !


Question 1

Neil Armstrong died of natural causes. Right or wrong ?

Wrong - "The legendary U.S. astronaut died from complications following heart surgery he had earlier this month."

Why did he go to the hospital earlier this month ?

Question 2

He was second in command for the Moon-landing mission. Right or wrong ?

Wrong - "He made history on July 20, 1969 as commander of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing mission."

What was his rank for this mission ?

Question 3

His famous words were : "That's a giant leap for me". Right or wrong ?

Wrong - He said : "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Is it really for him ?


Pay attention to the word "mankind".


It's a synonym for "humanity".

Question 4

Neil Armstrong didn't really like being famous. Right or wrong ?

Right - "However, he spent the rest of his life trying to avoid the spotlight and downplay his achievement. He later said he never understood why people focused so much on what he did."

What did he try to do for the rest of his life ?


What didn’t he understand ?

Question 5

Armstrong's life was dedicated to flying from the beginning. Right or wrong ?

Right - "Armstrong was born in 1930 and grew up fascinated with flying after taking a plane at the age of 6. He began making model planes and collecting books and magazines on aviation. As a teenager, he got his pilot's license before his driving license."

What happened when he was 6 ?


After what did he make and collect ?


Then, what about his two licenses ?

Question 6

He joined the Navy and flew fighter planes in the Vietnam War. Right or wrong ?

Wrong - "In 1949, he became a Navy pilot, and flew combat missions in the Korean War."

Pay attention to places (geography).


Pay attention to his part in this war.

Question 7

He hopes someone removes his footprints on the Moon one day. Right or wrong ?

Right - He said : "I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up."

What verb is used when he talks of the person he hopes will go up there ?

Question 8

He recommended people go to the Moon. Right or wrong ?

Right - When asked about the Moon, he said : "It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it."

Find an adjective to justify for it.

Question 9

Voir le texte écrit de la compréhension.

First man on Moon dies aged 82
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, has passed away at the age of 82. The legendary U.S. astronaut died from complications following heart surgery he had earlier this month. He made history on July 20, 1969 as commander of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing mission. As he stepped onto the Moon's surface, he famously spoke the words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." He was 38 at the time of his historic walk and instantly became one of the most famous people on the planet. However, he spent the rest of his life trying to avoid the spotlight and downplay his achievement. He later said he never understood why people focused so much on what he did.
Armstrong was born in 1930 and grew up fascinated with flying after taking a plane at the age of 6. He began making model planes and collecting books and magazines on aviation. As a teenager, he got his pilot's license before his driving license. In 1949, he became a Navy pilot, and flew combat missions in the Korean War. In 1958, he joined the organisation that became NASA and became a test pilot. Years after his Moon landing, Armstrong was asked how he felt about knowing his footprints would stay on the Moon's surface for thousands of years. He said: "I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up." When asked about the Moon, he said: "It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it."