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Level 1 |Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Spreading  A. No
 2. Lockdown  B. Not respond.
 3. Refusing  C. Growing
 4. Fake  D. Not real.
 5. Ignore  E. Closed


  1. Spreading = C. Growing
  2. Lockdown = E. Closed
  3. Refusing = A. No
  4. Fake = D. Not real.
  5. Ignore = B. Not respond.

True or False?

1. Very few countries have been fighting the coronavirus. False

2. It took a long time for Europe to control the coronavirus. True

3. People can go on vacation very soon in Europe. True

4. The virus is completely under control in America. False

5. The US is now having very few cases. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1.  The coronavirus has been spreading.

2.  People can go on vacation.

3.  In America, it is very different.

4.  There is a big argument.

5.  They ignored the danger.

Listening and Vocabulary

Argument Control Ended
Opened Fighting Meant
  1. Fighting
  2. Ended
  3. Control
  4. Argument
  5. Opened
  6. Meant


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Eventually  A. Not real.
 2. Refusing  B. Not respond.
 3. Fake  C. After a long time.
 4. Ignore  D. Express disagreement.
 5. Protest  E. No


  1. Eventually = C. After a long time.
  2. Refusing = D. Express disagreement.
  3. Fake = A. Not real.
  4. Ignore = B. Not respond.
  5. Protest = D. Express disagreement.

True or False?

1.  The coronavirus has been gone for many months now. False

2. Very few counties have been fighting the coronavirus. False

3. The virus is not under control in the US. True

4. Everyone in the US is willing to wear a mask. False

5. Some places opened too early in the US. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The coronavirus has been spreading.

2.  In Asia, Covid-19 was controlled.

3.  The virus is not under control.

4.  Now, it is starting to get better.

5.  Some places have ignored the danger.

Listening and Vocabulary

Spreading Everyday Seriously
Danger Against Normal
  1. Spreading
  2. Normal
  3. Seriously
  4. Everyday
  5. Danger
  6. Against

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Tactic A. Disagreement
2. Originate B. Not allow.
3. Reluctance C. Problem
4.  Discord D. Strategy
5. Fuelled E. Consequence
6. Plight F. Dramatic change.
7. Repercussion G. Come from.
8. Prohibit H. Power
9. Spiral I. Doubt


  1. Tactic = D. Strategy
  2. Originate = G. Come from.
  3. Reluctance = I. Doubt
  4. Discord = A. Disagreement
  5. Fuelled = H. Power
  6. Plight = C. Problem
  7. Repercussion = E. Consequence
  8. Prohibit = B. Not allow.
  9. Spiral = F. Dramatic change.

True or False?

1.  All countries around the world have used the same tactics to control the coronavirus. False

2. Asia acted quickly when fighting the coronavirus. True

3. Europe was reluctant to make tough decisions when it came to the coronavirus. True

4. In Europe, people could leave their homes for anything except going to restaurants. False

5. President Trump reacted to the virus quickly and immediately took action. False

6.  Everyone in the US knows the virus is real. False

7. President Trump has refused to wear a mask so his followers are doing the same. True

8. States that usually vote Republican are the least affected areas. False

9. The European Union has banned travellers from the US. True

10. President Trump’s approval rating in the US has been rising and rising recently. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1.  The coronavirus pandemic has been the main focus.

2.  Different countries have utilised various tactics.

3.  People couldn’t leave their homes except to buy essential items.

4.  In the US, the reaction to the virus has varied.

5.  The discord in the US is largely political.

Listening and Vocabulary

Focus Political Masks
Refused Typically Announced
Citizens Essentially Disapproval
  1. Focus
  2. Essentially
  3. Refused
  4. Masks
  5. Political
  6. Typically
  7. Announced
  8. Citizens
  9. Disapproval