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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Spreading A. Fighting
 2. Strict B. Notice
 3. Warning C. Growing
 4. Arguing D. Occurrence
 5. Wave E. Demanding


  1. Spending = C. Growing
  2. Strict = E. Demanding
  3. Warning = B. Notice
  4. Arguing = A. Fighting
  5. Wave = D. Occurrence

True or False?

1. Covid-19 is spreading slower now. T / F

2. Many countries don’t want to lock down the same as before. T / F

3. Lockdowns are the same in all countries. T / F

4. France is having day-time lock downs. T / F

5. Europe did a good job with the first wave. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Countries are locking-down again.

2. They don’t want to lock down.

3. This is where everything must close.

4. Some cities in the UK are arguing.

5. Europe did a good job.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Faster
  2. Different
  3. Lockdowns
  4. Areas
  5. Against
  6. Second

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Reluctant A. Demanding
 2. Strict B. Notice
 3. Categorise C. Unsure
 4. Warning D. Make a note.
 5. Record E. Organise


  1. Reluctant = C. Unsure
  2. Strict = A. Demanding
  3. Categorise = E. Organise
  4. Warning = B. Notice.
  5. Record = D. Make a note.

True or False?

1. Covid-19 is spreading slower than it did before. False

2. Many countries are starting to close things again. True

3. Most countries are happy to have strict lock downs again. False

4. Governments are worried about their economies. True

5. Europe did a good job stopping the first wave. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Countries are locking down again.

2. COVID-19 is spreading faster than before.

3. This is where everything must close.

4. Some cities in the UK are arguing.

5. France recorded 32,000 new cases.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Locking
  2. Protecting
  3. Allowed
  4. Following
  5. Faster
  6. Wave

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. FendA. Uncontrollable
2. ImposeB. Copy
3. SpiralC. Pay money.
4. CurfewD. Location
5. FineE. Keep away.
6. DevastateF. Increase
7. VenueG. Time restriction.
8. SpikeH. Force
9. MirroredI. Ruin


  1. Fend = E. Keep away.
  2. Impose H. Force
  3. Spiral = A. Uncontrollable
  4. Curfew = G. Time restriction.
  5. Fine = C. Pay money.
  6. Devastate = I. Ruin
  7. Venue = D. Location
  8. Spike = F. Increase
  9. Mirrored = B. Copy

True or False?

1. A fifth wave of coronavirus is now occurring around the world. False

2. The daily cases are higher than they were during the first wave. True

3. France had more than 30,000 cases in one day. True

4. The French government has created a day-time lockdown for the morning and afternoon. False

5. During the first lockdown, French people had to take a signed note with them to buy food. True

6. If French people didn’t take a signed note with them when leaving their home, there was no punishment. False

7. Governments across Europe are happily welcoming strict restrictions in their countries. False

8. There are is a four-tier system in place in the UK. False

9. New Zealand is now COVID-19 free. True

10. Singapore has been hit hard by the coronavirus and is under strict lockdown. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The second wave of coronavirus has arrived in countries.

2. In Europe, countries are seeing far higher cases.

3. France has now introduced night lockdowns in nine cities.

4. People could only leave their homes for a few reasons.

5. The spikes in Europe are being mirrored.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Tougher
  2. Basis
  3. Reluctance
  4. Signed
  5. Reintroduce
  6. Pubs
  7. Compared
  8. Daily
  9. Acceptable