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  • Twentieth CenturyTalking about past events

  • Talking about past eventsWhat did you do?What did you buy me on our first date?Did you go to Berlin in 1989?

    Where were we in 1986 when the nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded?Where were you in 1992?

    Did you get married in 1994 after the World Cup?I travelled around the world.A CD. It was in 1985.

    Yes, I was a reporter for a TV station. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. It was amazing.We were at university. We watched it on TV. It was terrible.

    I spent a lot of 1992 in Spain. I saw the Olympics in Barcelona, Expo 92 in Seville, and Madrid was the European capital of culture.No, I didnt get married in 1994. I got married in 1995.

  • Talking about events in the 20th centuryThe first big event that I remember was the end of the Second World War. The WWII started in 1939 and ended in June 1945. When It ended, there were street parties in every town and city. In London everybody went out onto the streets to celebrate.In 1963 one sad event shocked me and the whole world. It was on November 22, 1963. That was the day when Lee Harry Oswald shot John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. But the 1960s were general a good and happy time. The hippie revolution began in the 1960s and people called the summer of 1967, the summer of love. Another historic event from the 60s was the day a man first walked on the Moon. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. It was 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.Another very sad event happened in the USA, but this time it didnt happen in Texas and the victim wasnt a politician. On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon outside his apartment near Central Park in New York. When I was young, I loved the Beatles. It seemed to me that part of my youth died that day.Finally, the last event of the century was on the last day of the century, 31 December 1999. There were Millennium celebrations all over the world. In London, there was a fantastic atmosphere. It was like the end of the war.

  • Talking about inventions and discoveries in the 20th centuryIn 1903, the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight in an aeroplane.On March 25, 1925, John Logie Baird invented moving images. People saw these moving images for the first time at Selfridges department store in London.In 1928, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. It all started on April 3, 1973, on 6th Avenue in New York City near the Hilton Hotel. Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call.In March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web and the Internet changed our lives.