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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Drawer  A. Mistake
 2. Fall over  B. Storage
 3. Accident  C. Sad
 4. Recall  D. Fall down.
 5. Devastated  E.  Take back.

Answers:

  1. Drawer = B. Storage
  2. Fall over = D. Fall down.
  3. Accident = A. Mistake
  4. Recall = E. Take back.
  5. Devastated = C. Sad

True or False?

1. Ikea is a large supermarket. False

2. Ikea is from Sweden. True

3. A young boy died from Ikea furniture. True

4. The drawers were recalled. True

5. Only one boy died from the drawers. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Ikea is a large furniture store.

2. They have stores all over the world.

3. The drawers could easily fall over.

4. They had a bad design.

5. The parents are devastated.

Listening and Vocabulary

Dangerous Drawers Died
Killed Furniture Hurt
  1. Furniture
  2. Drawers
  3. Died
  4. Killed
  5. Dangerous
  6. Hurt

 

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Global  A. Take back.
 2. Recall  B. Not work.
 3. Combine  C. Sad
 4. Defective  D. International
 5. Devastated  E. Mix

Answers:

  1. Global = D. International
  2. Recall = A. Take back.
  3. Combine = E. Mix
  4. Defective = B. Not work.
  5. Devastated = C. Sad

True or False?

1. Ikea is an international supermarket. T / F

2. Ikea is only located in Sweden. T / F

3. The recall started because 3 children died. T / F

4. The drawers easily fell over. T / F

5. The boy’s parents asked Ikea to donate $1 million to helping protect children. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Ikea is a global furniture and home-goods store.

2. They have locations in over 50 countries.

3. The young boy died after a set of Ikea drawers fell.

4. They were recalled because three other children had died.

5. The boy’s parents are devastated.

Listening and Vocabulary

Another Accident Locations
Set Products Design
  1. Locations
  2. Set
  3. Accident
  4. Design
  5. Another
  6. Products

 

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Boast A. Agreement
2. Topple B. Fault
3. Settlement C. Understandably
4. Recall D. Fall
5. Mount E. Passionately
6. Justifiably F. Take back.
7. Vehemently G. Obey
8. Adhere H. Possess
9. Flaw I. Place

Answers:

  1. Boast = H. Possess
  2. Topple = D. Fall
  3. Settlement = A. Agreement
  4. Recall = F. Take back.
  5. Mount = I. Place
  6. Justifiably = C. Understandably
  7. Vehemently = E. Passionately
  8. Adhere = G. Obey
  9. Flaw = B. Fault

True or False?

1. Ikea is an international supermarket. False

2.  The young boy who died was less than 10 years old. True

3. Ikea has locations in more 70 counties across the planet. False

4. The family’s settlement is the biggest child wrongful death settlement in global history.  False

5. The drawers were recalled after Jozef Dudek died. False

6. The recall was the biggest in Ikea’s history. True

7. The drawers were not taller than 76 cm (30cm). True

8. Jozef’s parents will donate $1 million to protecting other children. True

9. Ikea does not plan to follow furniture standards more thoroughly in the future. False

10. Ikea will warn customers in the store about the drawers. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The global furniture chain Ikea has recently agreed to pay $46 million.

2. It now boasts locations in more than 50 countries around the world.

3. The incident occurred at the family’s California home.

4. The recall had customers return millions of drawers.

5. The Dudek’s have also promised to donate $1 million.

Listening and Vocabulary

Occurred Settlement Topple
Exceedingly Combined Chain
Awareness Warning Dangers
  1. Chain
  2. Exceedingly
  3. Occurred
  4. Warning
  5. Combined
  6. Topple
  7. Settlement
  8. Awareness
  9. Dangers