This page gives answers to the story activities. To read the story, click on one of the links:

Level 1 |Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Vaccine  A. Apart
 2. Separately  B. Give shot.
 3. Incredibly  C. Buy
 4. Order D. Shot
 5. Vaccinate  E. Very

Answers:

  1. Vaccine = D. Shot
  2. Separately = A. Apart
  3. Incredibly E. Very
  4. Order = C. Buy
  5. Vaccinate = B. Give shot.

True or False?

  1. One vaccine has been made in 2020. False

2. The first vaccine was made in France. False

3. The vaccines have been made very quickly. True

4. The vaccines have been made in less than a year. True

5. Most countries will vaccinate young people first. False

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. Three vaccines have been made.

2. The vaccines are great news.

3. Governments are making plans.

4. The vaccines are too late.

5. People like to spend time together.

Listening and Vocabulary

LateNormalThird
countriesVaccinesVirus
  1. Vaccines
  2. Third
  3. Countries
  4. Normal
  5. Late
  6. Virus

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Laboratory  A. Checker
 2. Complex B. Give vaccine.
 3. Regulator C. Scientist room.
 4. Vaccinate D. Easily hurt.
 5. Vulnerable  E. Difficult

Answers:

  1. Laboratory = C. Scientist room.
  2. Complex = E. Difficult
  3. Regulator = A. Checker
  4. Vaccinate = B. Give vaccine
  5. Vulnerable = D. Easily hurt.

True or False?

1. Five vaccines have been created in 2020. False

2. The same group created all the vaccines. False

3. The vaccines are great news. True

4. Vaccines normally take a few months to create. False

5. The youngest and healthiest people will get the vaccine last. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Three vaccines have been successfully created.

2. The second was created in the US.

3. Pfizer said they will be ready.

4. Most countries will vaccinate old people.

5. The holidays are also very important.

Listening and Vocabulary

SpendSuccessfullyQuickly
DifficultPossibleHolidays
  1. Successfully
  2. Quickly
  3. Possible
  4. Difficult
  5. Holidays
  6. Spend

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Pharmaceutical A. Appearance
2. Front-runnerB. Huge
3. TweakC. Medicinal
4. DoseD. General opinion.
5. SemblanceE. Challenge
6. Roll-outF. Amount of medicine.
7. Monumental G. Adjust
8. ContendH. Leading competitor
9. ConsensusI. Release

Answers:

  1. Pharmaceutical = C. Medicinal
  2. Front-runner = H. Leading competitor.
  3. Tweak = A. Adjust
  4. Dose = F. Amount of medicine.
  5. Semblance = A. Appearance
  6. Roll-out = I. Release
  7. Monumental = B. Huge
  8. Contend = E. Challenge
  9. Consensus = D. General opinion.

True or False?

1. More than two vaccines have been created for COVID-19. True

2. All of the new vaccines are from the US. False

3. The first vaccine announced has a 90% success rate. True

4. The Oxford vaccine is a different type than the other two vaccines. True

5. Much of Europe is open and has the virus under control. False

6. Thanksgiving in the US is causing spikes in cases. True

7. People are hopeful 2021 will bring daily life back to normal. True

8. The US will wait until 2021 to begin administering vaccines. False

9. Most countries will give young people the vaccine first. False

10. The CDC has warned people against travelling over the holidays. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. They were the first to announce that they have a working vaccine.

2. The second vaccine to be announced is from the US.

3. The US is planning to give the first vaccines to people starting in December.

4. Countries will then work down the age groups.

5. The CDC has warned people not to travel and not to gather.

Listening and Vocabulary

FinalWavesAgainst
StrugglingResearchersHolidays
SlowVulnerableBeginning
  1. Against
  2. Final
  3. Struggling
  4. Waves
  5. Researchers
  6. Vulnerable
  7. Holidays
  8. Slow