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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Delay A. Problem
 2. Committee B. Lose job.
 3. Athlete C. Late
 4. Setback D. A group.
 5. Resign E. Sports person.

Answers:

  1. Delay
  2. Committee
  3. Athlete
  4. Setback
  5. Resign

True or False?

1. The Olympics have never been cancelled. False

2. It is okay to delay the Olympics for a 2nd time. False

3. Many people think the Olympics will be cancelled. True

4. The Olympics is supposed to start in the winter. False

5. The leader of the Olympics committee resigned. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were delayed.

2. This will take a long time.

3. The Olympics start in July.

4. Many countries are not allowing travel.

5. The Olympics have had another setback.

Listening and Vocabulary

LeaderEventHappen
AllowingCancelledTalking
  1. Cancelled
  2. Event
  3. Happen
  4. Allowing
  5. Leader
  6. Talking

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Doubt A. Quit
 2. Setback B. Upset
 3. Resign C. Problem
 4. Offended D. Include
 5. Inclusive E. Uncertain

Answers:

  1. Doubt = E. Uncertain
  2. Setback = C. Problem
  3. Resign = A. Quit
  4. Offended = B. Upset
  5. Inclusive = D. Include

True or False?

1. The Olympics have never been cancelled before. False

2. The Olympics will definitely take place in Tokyo in 2021. False

3. The Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled if it does not take place in 2021. True

4. It will take a long time for countries to vaccinate their people. True

5. Japan started vaccinating people in December 2020. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The Olympic committee said they can’t delay it again.

2. There is doubt that it will happen.

3. Countries are starting to vaccinate their people.

4. Many countries are not allowing international travel.

5. The Olympics have had another setback.

Listening and Vocabulary

AllowingMeetingsCommittee
DelayedAthleteVaccinate
  1. Delayed
  2. Committee
  3. Vaccinate
  4. Allowing
  5. Meetings
  6. Athlete

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. BreakoutA. Comments
2. Rage onB. A vote.
3. PollC. Viewer
4. AmidstD. Continue to destroy.
5. TurmoilE. Old-fashioned
6. RemarksF. Surrounded by.
7. OutdatedG. Outbreak
8. PlaguedH. Afflicted
9. SpectatorI. Disturbance

Answers:

  1. Breakout = G. Outbreak
  2. Rage on = D. Continue to destroy.
  3. Poll = B. A vote.
  4. Amidst = F. Surrounded by.
  5. Turmoil = I. Disturbance
  6. Remarks = A. Comments
  7. Outdated = E. Old-fashioned
  8. Plagued = H. Afflicted
  9. Spectator = C. Viewer

True or False?

1. The Tokyo Olympics were initially planned for winter 2020. False

2. People thought the COVID-19 pandemic would be over by summer 2021. True

3.  No movies have been delayed because of the pandemic. False

4. The Tokyo Olympics will definitely take place in 2021. False

5. Sir Keith Mills believes the Tokyo Olympics can still happen in 2021. False

6. The COVID-19 vaccines are not being distributed as quickly as people had hoped. True

7. Most Japanese people believe the Olympics should not be cancelled. False

8. Yoshiro Mori was once Prime Minister of Japan. True

9. Mori was criticised for having outdated views. True

10. Mori was replaced by an 84-year-old man he recommended. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The Tokyo Olympics were initially planned for summer 2020.

2. Mr Mori, a former prime minister of Japan, said that women “talk too much”.

3. He made the remarks during a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

4. The turmoil created by Mori’s comments brought unwanted controversy.

5. The delay of the Olympics has added an estimated 22% to the cost.

Listening and Vocabulary

VaccinatingTurmoilDistributed
ForcedResignedInitially
ExecutiveOrganisingAhead
  1. Initially
  2. Ahead
  3. Executive
  4. Distributed
  5. Organising
  6. Resigned
  7. Forced
  8. Turmoil
  9. Vaccinating