The Reading / Listening - No Smoking - Level 0

Japan's Nagasaki University will not hire teachers who smoke. It wants a healthy place to work and study. It wants to look after its staff and stop people smoking. There will be no smoking in the university from August. About eight per cent of the university's professors and teachers smoke.



More streets, restaurants and bars in Japan are non-smoking. There is a no-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The number of smokers in Japan fell from 49 per cent of adults in 1966 to 28 per cent last year. A company in Japan is giving workers extra days off to stop smoking.

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Sources
  • http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201904220039.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/world/asia/smoking-teachers-nagasaki-japan.html
  • https://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2019/04/23/japan-university-bans-smokers-from-all-teaching-posts.html


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. hire
  2. It wants a healthy
  3. It wants to look
  4. stop people
  5. There will be no smoking
  6. from
  7. About eight
  8. professors and teachers
  1. per cent
  2. teachers who smoke
  3. smoking
  4. smoke
  5. after its staff
  6. place to work
  7. August
  8. in the university

Paragraph 2

  1. bars in Japan are
  2. There is a no-smoking
  3. the 2020 Tokyo
  4. The number of smokers in
  5. fell from
  6. 49 per cent of
  7. A company
  8. giving workers extra
  1. Japan
  2. in Japan
  3. 49 per cent
  4. campaign
  5. days off
  6. Olympics
  7. non-smoking
  8. adults

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Japan's Nagasaki University (1) ___________________ teachers who smoke. It (2) ___________________ place to work and study. It wants to (3) ___________________ staff and stop people smoking. There (4) ___________________ smoking in the university from August. About (5) ___________________ the university's professors (6) ___________________.

More streets, restaurants (7) ___________________ Japan are non-smoking. (8) ___________________ no-smoking campaign (9) ___________________ 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The number of smokers (10) ___________________ from 49 per cent of adults in 1966 to 28 per cent last year. (11) ___________________ Japan is giving workers (12) ___________________ to workers to stop smoking.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Japan'sNagasakiUniversitywillnothireteacherswhosmoke.Itwantsa
healthyplacetoworkandstudy.Itwantstolookafteritsstaffandstoppeo
plesmoking.TherewillbenosmokingintheuniversityfromAugust.Abo
uteightpercentoftheuniversity'sprofessorsandteacherssmoke.More
streets,restaurantsandbarsinJapanarenon-smoking.Thereisano-s
mokingcampaignaheadofthe2020TokyoOlympics.Thenumberofsm
okersinJapanfellfrom49percentofadultsin1966to28percentlastyear.
AcompanyinJapanisgivingworkersextradaysofftoworkerstostopsmo
king.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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

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Answers

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