The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A newspaper has said that a third of the world's top athletes at the 2011 World Athletics Championships cheated. A study showed that 29-34 per cent of athletes used drugs in the year before the games. Reporters say that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) knew about this.



The report is a big shock. The newspaper said medal winners in long-distance races had unusual blood tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it would investigate. The author of the report was told not to discuss it. He said the IAAF and WADA "just blocked the whole thing".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/33948924
  • http://espn.go.com/olympics/trackandfield/story/_/id/13439986/world-anti-doping-agency-investigates-ard-sunday-s-doping-allegations
  • http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=9019182


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a third of the world's top

a.

drugs

2.

the 2011 World Athletics

b.

Athletics Federations

3.

A study

c.

athletes

4.

29-34 per cent

d.

this

5.

used

e.

Championships

6.

in the year before

f.

of athletes

7.

International Association of

g.

showed that

8.

knew about

h.

the games



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The report is a

a.

discuss it

2.

medal

b.

distance races

3.

long-

c.

investigate

4.

unusual blood

d.

big shock

5.

it would

e.

thing

6.

The author of

f.

winners

7.

told not to

g.

the report

8.

blocked the whole

h.

tests

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A newspaper (1) ___________________ a third of the world's top (2) ___________________ 2011 World Athletics Championships cheated. A study showed that (3) ___________________ of athletes used drugs in (4) ___________________ the games. Reporters (5) ___________________ International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (6) ___________________.

The report (7) ___________________. The newspaper said medal winners (8) ___________________ races had (9) ___________________. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said (10) ___________________. The author of the report was told (11) ___________________. He said the IAAF and WADA "just blocked (12) ___________________ ".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Anewspaperhassaidthatathirdoftheworld'stopathletesatthe2011Wo
rldAthleticsChampionshipscheated.Astudyshowedthat29-34perc
entofathletesuseddrugsintheyearbeforethegames.Reporterssaytha
ttheInternationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations(IAAF)knewabo
utthis.Thereportisabigshock.Thenewspapersaidmedalwinnersinlon
g-distanceraceshadunusualbloodtests.TheWorldAnti-DopingAg
ency(WADA)saiditwouldinvestigate.Theauthorofthereportwastoldn
ottodiscussit.HesaidtheIAAFandWADA"justblockedthewholething".

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about athletics for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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