The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A British newspaper has said that a third of the world's top athletes at the 2011 World Athletics Championships in South Korea cheated by using drugs. A study showed that 29-34 per cent of the athletes used performance-enhancing drugs in the year before the games. Reporters say that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) knew about the report but blocked it. The IAAF said there were many things wrong with it.



The report is a big shock to the athletics world. The newspaper said that a third of the medal winners in endurance races had unusual blood readings. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it would investigate the report. The lead author of the report said that he and his co-workers were told not to discuss their research or the report. He said he thought that the IAAF and WADA "just blocked the whole thing".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 0 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

a.

using drugs

2.

the 2011 World Athletics

b.

the games

3.

cheated by

c.

wrong with it

4.

29-34 per cent

d.

Athletics Federations

5.

the year before

e.

top athletes

6.

International Association of

f.

Championships

7.

knew about the report but

g.

of the athletes

8.

there were many things

h.

blocked it



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The report is a big

a.

readings

2.

the athletics

b.

their research

3.

a third of the medal

c.

of the report

4.

endurance

d.

shock

5.

unusual blood

e.

races

6.

The lead author

f.

thing

7.

discuss

g.

world

8.

blocked the whole

h.

winners

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A British newspaper (1) ___________________ third of the world's (2) ___________________ 2011 World Athletics Championships in South Korea (3) ___________________ drugs. A study showed that 29-34 per cent of the athletes used performance-enhancing (4) ___________________ before the games. Reporters say that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (5) ___________________ report but blocked it. The IAAF said there were (6) ___________________ with it.

The report (7) ___________________ the athletics world. The newspaper said that (8) ___________________ medal winners in endurance races had unusual (9) ___________________. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it would investigate the report. The (10) ___________________ report said that he and his co-workers were (11) ___________________ their research or the report. He said he thought that the IAAF and WADA "just blocked (12) ___________________ ".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ABritishnewspaperhassaidthatathirdoftheworld'stopathletesatthe2
011WorldAthleticsChampionshipsinSouthKoreacheatedbyusingdru
gs.Astudyshowedthat29-34percentoftheathletesusedperformance-
enhancingdrugsintheyearbeforethegames.ReporterssaythattheInt
ernationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations(IAAF)knewaboutthere
portbutblockedit.TheIAAFsaidthereweremanythingswrongwithit.Th
ereportisabigshocktotheathleticsworld.Thenewspapersaidthatathir
dofthemedalwinnersinenduranceraceshadunusualbloodreadings.T
heWorldAnti-DopingAgency(WADA)saiditwouldinvestigatetherepo
rt.Theleadauthorofthereportsaidthatheandhisco-workerswer
etoldnottodiscusstheirresearchorthereport.Hesaidhethoughtthatth
eIAAFandWADA"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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WRITING

Write about athletics for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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