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Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Discovering  A. Let
 2. Allow  B. Difficult
 3. Force  C. Work people.
 4. Challenging  D. Find
 5. Colleagues  E.  Make them do it.

Answers:

  1. Discovery = D. Find
  2. Allow = A. Let
  3. Force = E. Make them do it.
  4. Challenging = B. Difficult
  5. Colleagues = C. Work people.

True or False?

1.  Nothing has changed since the coronavirus was discovered. False

2. Not all jobs can be done from home. True

3. Working from home is normal everywhere. False

4. It is not difficult to work at home with your family. False

5. Some people like seeing their colleagues. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The coronavirus is changing many things.

2. Some jobs cannot be done from home.

3. Businesses want people to come to work every day.

4. Working with family in the house can be difficult.

5. Some people want to continue working.

Listening and Vocabulary

Businesses Home Future
Metting Changing Difficult
  1. Changing
  2. Home
  3. Businesses
  4. Difficult
  5. Future
  6. Meeting

 

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Resistant  A. Productive
 2. Solution  B. Problem
 3. Efficiently  C. Negative feelings.
 4. Crisis  D. Job location.
 5. Workplace  E. Answer

Answers:

  1. Resistant = C. Negative feelings.
  2. Solution = E. Answer
  3. Efficiently = A. Productive
  4. Crisis = B. Problem
  5. Workplace = D. Job location.

True or False?

1. Not many people have started working from home. False

2. Most jobs can be done from a computer. True

3.  All bosses are happy for their employees to work from home. False

4. Most people have found it easy to work at home with their families. False

5. Some people want to continue working at home after the crisis. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The coronavirus is changing many things around the world.

2. Many jobs can be done from home using computers.

3. However, some people cannot do the same job from home.

4. Some bosses and business owners are resistant.

5. Some people want to continue working from home.

Listening and Vocabulary

Social Current Internet
Around Allow Difficult
  1. Around
  2. Internet
  3. Allow
  4. Difficult
  5. Current
  6. Social

 

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Altered A. Everywhere
2. Remotely B. Working
3. Kink C. Serve
4. Ubiquity D. Distantly
5. Averse E. Student
6. Cater F. Opposed
7. Workflow G. Changed
8. Pupil H. Choosing
9. Opting I. Obstacle

Answers:

  1. Altered = G. Changed
  2. Remotely = D. Distantly
  3. Kink = I. Obstacle
  4. Ubiquity = A. Everywhere
  5. Averse = F. Opposed
  6. Cater = C. Serve
  7. Workflow = B. Working
  8. Pupil = E. Student
  9. Opting = H. Choosing

True or False?

1. Nobody has changed to working 100% from home. False

2. It’s possible for most jobs to be done remotely.  True

3. Most companies already had systems in place for people to work from home. False

4. Nobody has been able to work exactly the same at home as they do in the office. False

5. High-speed internet is not ubiquitous enough for people to work from home. False

6. Some bosses have not been partial to letting their employees work from home. True

7.  Most bosses believe their employees are just as efficient working from home. False

8.   Businesses around the world have been forced to close. True

9.  Zoom was the most downloaded app in March. True

10.  Some people like the social aspect of going to work.True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The coronavirus has altered many aspects of daily life.

2. There have been some kinks to work out in the early stages.

3. There is a persistent belief that workers will get distracted.

4. Working from home has many benefits for workers.

5. Not all workers wish to continue working from home.

Listening and Vocabulary

Efficiently Distancing Stages
Coworkers Recorded Aspects
Technically Particular Commute
  1. Aspects
  2. Stages
  3. Technically
  4. Efficiently
  5. Distancing
  6. Recorded
  7. Particular
  8. Commute
  9. Coworkers