The Reading / Listening - Ninja Tourism - Level 0

Ninja will increase tourism in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ninja are a symbol of Japan. They are good at fighting and running across rooftops. Some ninja showed their skills and got into the Prime Minister's office. He said: "You're all wearing...bright colors, but you were still able to slip through the tight security."



A ninja was a spy and fighter 600 years ago. They were good at killing, fighting and spying. They helped their lords win land and power. Artists and writers gave ninja great abilities, like being invisible, walking on water and controlling fire. Today they are in movies, cartoons, comics, games and manga.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ninja Tourism - Level 1 Ninja Tourism - Level 2   or  Ninja Tourism - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/12/national/ninja-sneak-prime-minister-abes-office-seeking-help-promote-ancient-art-tourists/
  • https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181212_47/
  • https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181212/p2g/00m/0dm/097000c


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. Ninja are a symbol
  2. They are good
  3. running across
  4. Some ninja showed
  5. got into the Prime Minister's
  6. bright
  7. you were still able to
  8. tight
  1. colors
  2. office
  3. of Japan
  4. security
  5. rooftops
  6. slip through
  7. their skills
  8. at fighting

Paragraph 2

  1. A ninja was a spy and
  2. good at killing, fighting
  3. They helped
  4. win land
  5. writers gave ninja great
  6. walking on
  7. Today they are
  8. comics, games
  1. and power
  2. abilities
  3. in movies
  4. and spying
  5. and manga
  6. fighter
  7. their lords
  8. water

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ninja (1) ___________________ in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ninja (2) ___________________ of Japan. They are (3) ___________________ and running across rooftops. Some ninja showed their skills (4) ___________________ the Prime Minister's office. He said: "You're all (5) ___________________, but you were still able to (6) ___________________ tight security."

A ninja was (7) ___________________ fighter 600 years ago. They (8) ___________________ killing, fighting and spying. They helped their lords (9) ___________________ power. Artists and writers gave ninja great abilities, (10) ___________________, walking on water (11) ___________________. Today they are in movies, cartoons, comics, (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

NinjawillincreasetourisminJapanforthe2020TokyoOlympics.Ninjaar
easymbolofJapan.Theyaregoodatfightingandrunningacrossrooftops
.SomeninjashowedtheirskillsandgotintothePrimeMinister'soffice.He
said:"You'reallwearing...brightcolors,butyouwerestillabletoslipthro
ughthetightsecurity."Aninjawasaspyandfighter600yearsago.Theyw
eregoodatkilling,fightingandspying.Theyhelpedtheirlordswinlandan
dpower.Artistsandwritersgaveninjagreatabilities,likebeinginvisible,
walkingonwaterandcontrollingfire.Todaytheyareinmovies,cartoons,
comics,gamesandmanga.

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)

(a) ________________

(b) ________________

(c) ________________

(d) ________________

(e) ________________

(f) ________________

(g) ________________

(h) ________________

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

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Answers

(Please check your answers against the article above.

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You