The Reading / Listening - 2020 Olympics - Level 0

There will be more mixed-gender events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They will be in archery, sailing, triathlon and other sports. There will be mixed relays in athletics and swimming. A swimming champion said: "It's something that would make things a little bit more fun…[Mixed events] are great to watch."



There will also be more urban sports and more women in Tokyo. Not everyone wants urban sports, like skateboarding, 3-on-3 basketball, and BMX freestyle. These are to get more young people interested in the Games. There will be fewer athletes for traditional events like weightlifting and wrestling.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    2020 Olympics - Level 1 2020 Olympics - Level 2   or  2020 Olympics - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/40226990
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/10/olympics-2020-mixed-gender-events_n_17022720.html
  • https://sports.yahoo.com/mixed-gender-events-added-2020-olympics-154410553.html http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003752925


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. There will be
  2. mixed-gender
  3. They will be
  4. sailing, triathlon and
  5. mixed
  6. swimming
  7. make things a little
  8. Mixed events are great
  1. in archery
  2. bit more fun
  3. relays
  4. champion
  5. more
  6. other sports
  7. to watch
  8. events

Paragraph 2

  1. more urban
  2. more women
  3. Not everyone
  4. 3-on-
  5. get more young people
  6. There will be fewer
  7. traditional
  8. weightlifting
  1. interested
  2. 3 basketball
  3. and wrestling
  4. sports
  5. athletes
  6. wants urban sports
  7. in Tokyo
  8. events

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There (1) ___________________ mixed-gender events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They (2) ___________________ archery, sailing, triathlon (3) ___________________ sports. There will be mixed (4) ___________________ and swimming. A swimming champion said: "It's something (5) ___________________ make things a little (6) ___________________…[Mixed events] are great to watch."

There (7) ___________________ more urban sports and more women in Tokyo. (8) ___________________ wants urban sports, like skateboarding, (9) ___________________ basketball, and BMX freestyle. These (10) ___________________ more young people (11) ___________________ Games. There will be fewer athletes for traditional (12) ___________________ weightlifting and wrestling.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Therewillbemoremixed-gendereventsatthe2020TokyoOlympics.Th
eywillbeinarchery,sailing,triathlonandothersports.Therewillbemixe
drelaysinathleticsandswimming.Aswimmingchampionsaid:"It'ssom
ethingthatwouldmakethingsalittlebitmorefun…[Mixedevents]aregr
eattowatch."TherewillalsobemoreurbansportsandmorewomeninTo
kyo.Noteveryonewantsurbansports,likeskateboarding,3-on-3bask
etball,andBMXfreestyle.Thesearetogetmoreyoungpeopleinterested
intheGames.Therewillbefewerathletesfortraditionaleventslikeweigh
tliftingandwrestling.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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