The Reading / Listening - Tsukiji Fish Market - Level 0

Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market closed after 83 years. It is moving to a new area of Tokyo. Tsukiji market closed for parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Market workers at Tsukiji were sad. One fish worker said: "I'm almost crying. Today is a sad day of goodbyes."



Tsukiji was called the "kitchen of Japan". A newspaper wrote: "Tsukiji is a symbol of the global food trade, the home of Japanese cuisine, and is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist attractions." Tsukiji showed an older Tokyo that is slowly disappearing. Everyone worked hard at the market until the last minute.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tsukiji Fish Market - Level 1 Tsukiji Fish Market - Level 2   or  Tsukiji Fish Market - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45755348
  • https://www.ft.com/content/325bcb3e-c662-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/10/06/national/sayonara-tsukiji-tokyo-market-holds-last-tuna-auction-closes-doors-good/


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. Tokyo's famous Tsukiji
  2. closed after
  3. It is moving
  4. Tsukiji market closed
  5. the 2020
  6. workers at Tsukiji
  7. I'm almost
  8. a sad day of
  1. Tokyo Olympics
  2. were sad
  3. for parking
  4. goodbyes
  5. fish market
  6. crying
  7. to a new area
  8. 83 years

Paragraph 2

  1. called the kitchen
  2. a symbol of the global food
  3. the home of Japanese
  4. one of Tokyo's most
  5. tourist
  6. slowly
  7. Everyone worked
  8. until the last
  1. attractions
  2. hard at the market
  3. of Japan
  4. minute
  5. cuisine
  6. trade
  7. popular
  8. disappearing

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Tokyo's famous Tsukiji (1) ___________________ after 83 years. It is moving to (2) ___________________ of Tokyo. Tsukiji market closed (3) ___________________ the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (4) ___________________ Tsukiji were sad. One fish worker (5) ___________________ crying. Today is a (6) ___________________ goodbyes."

Tsukiji (7) ___________________ "kitchen of Japan". A newspaper wrote: "Tsukiji (8) ___________________ of the global food trade, (9) ___________________ Japanese cuisine, and (10) ___________________ Tokyo's most popular tourist attractions." Tsukiji (11) ___________________ older Tokyo that is slowly disappearing. Everyone worked hard at the market (12) ___________________ minute.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Tokyo'sfamousTsukijifishmarketclosedafter83years.Itismovingtoa
newareaofTokyo.Tsukijimarketclosedforparkingforthe2020TokyoOl
ympicsandParalympics.MarketworkersatTsukijiweresad.Onefishwo
rkersaid:"I'malmostcrying.Todayisasaddayofgoodbyes."Tsukijiwas
calledthe"kitchenofJapan".Anewspaperwrote:"Tsukijiisasymbolofth
eglobalfoodtrade,thehomeofJapanesecuisine,andisoneofTokyo'sm
ostpopulartouristattractions."TsukijishowedanolderTokyothatisslo
wlydisappearing.Everyoneworkedhardatthemarketuntilthelastminu
te.

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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