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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will build a theme park called Nintendoland in Osaka. It will be based on Nintendo characters. USJ said it would open in 2020. This is in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The park will cost $351 million. Nintendoland will feature Nintendo's most famous characters. It will give more details later.



Nintendo did not say which characters will be in Nintendoland. Fans want Mario, Zelda and Pokemon. A woman from Osaka is excited about the theme park. She said Harry Potter and Hello Kitty had a theme park, so it was good that Nintendo had one too. She also said she couldn't wait for Nintendoland to open.

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Sources
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2500392,00.asp
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/138890/20160305/mario-centered-nintendo-land-set-to-open-by-tokyo-olympics.htm
  • http://www.slashgear.com/universal-studios-japan-to-open-nintendo-land-by-2020-07430435/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Universal

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in 2020

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theme

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$351 million

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It will be based

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Studios Japan

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USJ said it would open

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details later

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in time for

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on Nintendo characters

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The park will cost

f.

the Tokyo Olympics

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Nintendo's most

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park

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It will give more

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famous characters



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Nintendo did not say

a.

Mario

2.

characters will be in

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from Osaka

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Fans want

c.

one too

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A woman

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which

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excited

e.

had a theme park

6.

Hello Kitty

f.

for Nintendoland to open

7.

it was good that Nintendo had

g.

Nintendoland

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she couldn't wait

h.

about the theme park

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) (1) ___________________ theme park called Nintendoland in Osaka. It (2) ___________________ on Nintendo characters. USJ (3) ___________________ open in 2020. This (4) ___________________ the Tokyo Olympics. The park will cost (5) ___________________. Nintendoland will feature Nintendo's most famous characters. (6) ___________________ details later.

Nintendo did (7) ___________________ characters will be in Nintendoland. (8) ___________________, Zelda and Pokemon. A woman from Osaka (9) ___________________ the theme park. She said Harry Potter and Hello Kitty (10) __________________ park, so it (11) ___________________ Nintendo had one too. She also said she (12) ___________________ Nintendoland to open.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

UniversalStudiosJapan(USJ)willbuildathemeparkcalledNintendolan
dinOsaka.ItwillbebasedonNintendocharacters.USJsaiditwouldopeni
n2020.ThisisintimefortheTokyoOlympics.Theparkwillcost$351milli
on.NintendolandwillfeatureNintendo'smostfamouscharacters.Itwill
givemoredetailslater.NintendodidnotsaywhichcharacterswillbeinNi
ntendoland.FanswantMario,ZeldaandPokemon.AwomanfromOsaka
isexcitedaboutthethemepark.ShesaidHarryPotterandHelloKittyhad
athemepark,soitwasgoodthatNintendohadonetoo.Shealsosaidshec
ouldn'twaitforNintendolandtoopen.

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