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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Compete  A. Sports
 2. Athletics  B. Bad treatment.
 3. Cheat  C. Sports person.
 4. Punishment  D. Play
 5. Athlete  E. Be dishonest.

Answers:

  1. Compete = D. Play
  2. Athletics = A. Sports
  3. Cheat = E. Be Dishonest
  4. Punishment = B. Bad treatment.
  5. Athlete = C. Sports person.

True or False?

1. Russia is banned from sports for more than 10 years. False

2. Russia is allowed to play in the Olympics. False

3. Russian athletes cheated in the Olympics. True

4. People think the ban is too strong a punishment.  False

5. People are worried more people will cheat in the future. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Russia has been banned from sport.

2. They have been banned for 4 years.

3. They also cannot go to the 2022 World Cup.

4. This is because they cheated.

5. They want a stronger punishment.

Listening and Vocabulary

Banned Allowed Cheat
People Olympics Compete
  1. Banned
  2. Olympics
  3. Compete
  4. Allowed
  5. People
  6. Cheat

 

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Athletics  A. Proof
 2. Cheating  B. Material
 3. Evidence  C. Sports
 4. Substance  D. Bad treatment.
 5. Punishment  E. Dishonesty

Answers:

  1. Athletics = C. Sports
  2. Cheating = E. Dishonesty
  3. Evidence = A. Proof
  4. Substance = B. Material
  5. Punishment = D. Bad treatment

True or False?

1. Russia has been banned from playing in the Olympics. True

2. No Russain athletes can play in the Olympics. False

3. This is the first time Russia has been banned. False

4. The vice president of Wada does not agree with the punishment. True

5. Nobody is worried other athletes will cheat in the future. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Russia has been banned from international sport.

2. The ban means that Russia will not be able to compete.

3. Russia was originally banned after being caught cheating.

4. The government then hid the evidence.

5. The vice-president of Wada has complained.

Listening and Vocabulary

Compete Cheat International
Complained Originally Athletes
  1. International
  2. Compete
  3. Originally
  4. Athletes
  5. Complained
  6. Cheat

 

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Sponsor A. Change
2. Unanimous B. Lessen
3. Manipulate C. Obvious
4. Detract D. Agree
5. Blatant E. Persistent
6. Robust F. Frenzy
7. Water down G. Diminish
8. Chronic H. Pay for.
9. Hysteria I. Strong

Answers:

  1. Sponsor = H. Pay for.
  2. Unanimous = D. Agree
  3. Manipulate = A. Change
  4. Detract = G. Diminish
  5. Blatant = C. Obvious
  6. Robust = I. Strong
  7. Water down = B. Lessen
  8. Chronic = E. Persistent
  9. Hysteria = F. Frenzy

True or False?

1. Russia has been band from participating in the next Olympics. True

2.  The ban will last a decade. False

3.  The next Fifa World Cup will take place in South America. False

4. This is the second time Russia has been banned from international sport. True

5. Russia has always been honest with Wada. False

6. The decision to ban Russia was unanimous. True

7. Russia provided a state-sponsored program to help athletes cheat. True

8. Russian athletes who can prove they did not take drugs can still participate with the Russian flag. False

9. Wada’s vice president does not agree with the punishment given to Russia. True

10. Vladimir Putin will appeal Wada’s decision by letter. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Russia has been banned from competing in international sport.

2. Russia was originally banned after being caught cheating.

3. The government then hid the evidence from Wada.

4. The ban was a result of a unanimous vote.

5. Rusada has 21 days to appeal the ban.

Listening and Vocabulary

Hosted Doping Sanction
Cheat International Breach
Laboratory Behalf Implement
  1. International
  2. Hosted
  3. Doping
  4. Laboratory
  5. Sanction
  6. Breach
  7. Implement
  8. Cheat
  9. Behalf