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There is a debate online. People are arguing about adults going to Disneyland. Some people think Disneyland is only for children. They are angry about adults with no children going to Disneyland.

The debate started on social media. A mother posted on Facebook complaining about adults at Disneyland. She said they ruined the trip for her children. She also said that they should not be going to Disneyland. Now, people have been arguing about if this is right.

Many young adults go to Disneyland because they went as children. They enjoy Disneyland. Some people don’t understand this. Especially if they didn’t go to Disneyland as a child.

Difficult words

Debate (n): People arguing a topic.

Adult (n): A person older than 18 years old.

Complaining (v): To say you don’t like something.

Ruin (v): To make something worse.

Especially (adv): Mostly, more than anything else.

Activities

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Match the Synonym!

 1. Debate  A. Older than 18.
 2. Adult  B. Make worse.
 3. Complaining  C. Argument
 4. Ruin  D. Mostly
 5. Especially  E. Unhappy

True or False?

1. Some people think Disneyland is not for children. T / F

2. The debate started on Twitter. T / F

3. A woman posted that Disneyland is only for children. T / F

4. Not many adults go to Disneyland.  T / F

5. Some people don’t understand why adults go to Disneyland. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. a / There / online / debate / is

2. social media / debate / on / started / The

3. mother / A / Facebook / on / posted

4. said / trip / She / the / they / ruined

5. arguing / have / Now, / people / been

Listening and Vocabulary

Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.

British English: Coming Soon!

American English:

Adults Arguing Ruined
Understand Posted Online

There is a debate (1)_________. People are arguing about adults going to Disneyland. Some people think Disneyland is only for children. They are angry about (2)___________ with no children going to Disneyland.

The debate started on social media. A mother (3)__________ on Facebook complaining about adults at Disneyland. She said they (4)__________ the trip for her children. She also said that they should not be going to Disneyland. Now, people have been (5)___________ about if this is right.

Many young adults go to Disneyland because they went as children. They enjoy Disneyland. Some people don’t (6)_______________ this. Especially if they didn’t go to Disneyland as a child.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you think of this story?
4. What do you think about the person who wrote the post?
5. Do young people in your country want to have children?
6. Do you agree or disagree with the person’s post?
7. Is it ok to tell people what they can and cannot enjoy?
8. Where do you like to go on vacation?
9. Is Disneyland a waste of money for adults?
10. What is the youngest a child should go to Disneyland?
11. Have you ever been to Disneyland?
12. Do you enjoy Disney movies?
13. Are there any other theme parks that you like?
14. What is something else that can be enjoyed by both children and adults?
15. Where did you like to go to as a kid?
16. As a kid, what was your favourite movie, tv-show or book?
17. Do you still like any of the same things that you enjoyed as a kid?
18. Is there anything that you would like to show your children in the future?
19. Should parents limit the amount of tv, movies and games that children consume?
20. Is there anything that you would like to ask this woman?