【听力】英语专业四级听写120篇，第3期：太空竞赛 The space race
PART I DICTATION [15 MIN ]
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be done at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Now, listen to the passage.
The space race
The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union began in October of 1957, when the Soviets launched the first man-made satellite into orbit around Earth. Weeks later the second satellite was launched. Their success added to the tensions of what was known as the Cold War, which many people worried could lead to nuclear war. And it pushed Americans to work harder to reach outer space. Three months later, the United States launched its own satellite. Then, in 1961, the Soviet Union sent the first person into space. An American astronaut followed less than a month later. The space race continued. The finish line was the moon. And it was reached when the crew of American spaceship landed in 1969. Today, there is cooperation between the Russian and American space programs. Astronauts share duties on the International Space Station. And other countries are expanding their space programs.