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Challenger Speech - Cloze

By Ronald Reagan

Activity set by: Hilary Fordham

First, do these vocabulary activities: verbs and nouns. Then, watch the Youtube video if necessary. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.

Challenger Speech by Ronald Reagan.

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The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address
Delivered by Ronald Reagan on 28 January 1986
Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd planned to speak to you tonight to on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have me to change those plans. Today is a day for and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the Challenger. We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss.
Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the . But we've never lost an astronaut in flight. We've never had a tragedy like this.
And perhaps we've forgotten the it took for the crew of the shuttle. But they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe.
We mourn their loss as a nation together.
For the families of the seven, we cannot , as you do, the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we're about you so very much. Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special , that special spirit that says, "Give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with ." They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to , and they did. They served all of us.
We've grown used to wonders in this century. It's hard to us. But for twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that. We've grown used to the idea of space, and, perhaps we forget that we've only just begun. We're still . They, the members of the Challenger crew, were pioneers.
And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live of the shuttle's take-off. I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's . The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the . The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.
I've always had great in and respect for our space program. And what happened today does nothing to it. We don't hide our space program. We don't keep secrets and cover things up. We do it all up front and in public. That's the way freedom is, and we wouldn't change it for a minute.
We'll continue our in space. There will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews and, yes, more volunteers, more civilians, more teachers in space. Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journeys continue.
I want to that I wish I could talk to every man and woman who works for NASA, or who worked on this mission and tell them: "Your dedication and professionalism have and impressed us for decades. And we know of your . We share it."
There's a coincidence today. On this day three hundred and ninety years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great were the oceans, and a historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was in it." Well, today, we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God.”
Thank you.