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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

1. Restriction A. Not notice.
2. Celebrity B. Rule
3. Ignore C. Disease
4. Pandemic D. Alone
5. Quarantine E. Famous person.


  1. Restriction = B. Rule
  2. Celebrity = E. Famous person.
  3. Ignore = A. Not notice.
  4. Pandemic = C. Disease
  5. Quarantine = D. Alone

True or False?

1. COVID-19 has changed people’s lives around the world.True

2. Many people have not been able to see their friends. True

3. Vaccinated people can live completely normal. False

4. Brad Pitt did not to go to a museum in Belgium. False

5. Travellers have to quarantine when they arrive in Australia. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. People have been working from home.

2. There are vaccines but not every country has them.

3. They have been going to parties.

4. Many people said this was unfair.

5. Australians have been complaining.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Different
  2. Normal
  3. Parties
  4. Actions
  5. Arrive
  6. Celebrities

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Access A. Famous person.
 2. Celebrity  B. Separate
 3. Essential  C. Entrance
 4. Quarantine  D. Rules
 5. Protocol  E. Important


  1. Access = C. Entrance
  2. Celebrity = A. Famous person.
  3. Essential = E. Important
  4. Quarantine = B. Seperate
  5. Protocol = D. Rules

True or False?

1. Life has not changed much during COVID-19. False

2. All countries around the world have access to the COVID-19 vaccines. False

3. Brad Pitt was allowed into Belgium during a lockdown. True

4. Travellers must quarantine for 2 weeks in Australia. True

5. Australia has made sure all Australian people can easily come back home. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Life has been very different for people around the world.

2. There are vaccines to stop the spread of COVID-19.

3. However, Brad Pitt was allowed to enter the country.

4. Many celebrities have also been visiting Australia.

5. People have to quarantine for two weeks when they arrive.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Missed
  2. Restrictions
  3. Increasingly
  4. Unfair
  5. Celebrities
  6. Flights

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. FloutingA. Obvious
2. ViralB. Helpless
3. StarkestC. Disregard
4. Implement D. Prevalent
5. StemmingE. Divided
6. StrandedF. Use
7. HalvingG. Anger
8. IreH. Originate
9. PervasiveI. Quickly circulated.


  1. Flouting = C. Disregard
  2. Viral = I. Quickly circulated.
  3. Starkest = A. Obvious
  4. Implement = F. Use
  5. Stemming = H. Originate
  6. Stranded = B. Helpless
  7. Halving = E. Divided
  8. Ire = G. Anger
  9. Pervasive = D. Prevalent

True or False?

1. COVID-19 has caused people to struggle around the world. True

2. French people are happy with how celebrities in their country have carefully followed lockdown restrictions. False

3. Videos of wealthy people eating in restaurants has gone viral in Germany. False

4. Brad Pitt was not permitted access to Belgium when he tried to fly there. False

5. Brad Pitt was given a private tour of a museum that had been closed to the public. True

6. Many celebrities have flown to Australia because of the lack of COVID-19 cases. True

7. The Australian government has made sure every single citizen can come home. False

8. Airlines have prioritised business and first-class customers for flights to Australia. True

9. The Australian government denied 1,700 tennis players from entering the country. False

10. Many celebrities in Australia are being granted quarantines in private mansions. True

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. People around the world have been struggling with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. These restaurants are hidden away in Paris and cost hundreds of euros per person.

3. The restaurant videos went viral across social media in France.

4. Pitt flew into Belgium by private jet at the end of March.

5. The disconnect between regular people and celebrities is starkest in Australia.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Struggling
  2. Undercover
  3. Powerful
  4. Widespread
  5. Generated
  6. Maximum
  7. Estimated
  8. Outrage
  9. Target