The Reading / Listening - Life Partner - Level 0

We say, "I love you to the moon and back" when we really love someone. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon with his love in 2023. But, he doesn't have one. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, will fly with the company SpaceX. He will be the first space tourist. He wants to, "visit such a special place with someone special," and not go alone.



Mr Maezawa made a TV show called "Full Moon Lovers". He said: "As feelings of loneliness...come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'....I want to shout our love...from outer space." The woman must be over 20, single, positive, and be interested in space.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Life Partner - Level 1 Life Partner - Level 2   or  Life Partner - Level 3

Sources
  • https://japantoday.com/category/national/fly-me-to-the-moon-japanese-billionaire-maezawa-seeks-girlfriend-for-spacex-voyage
  • https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006283442
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/01/13/national/former-zozo-fashion-retailer-yusaku-maezawa-seeks-girlfriend-2023-spacex-voyage/


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. I love you to the moon
  2. when we really
  3. A Japanese
  4. go to the moon with
  5. fly with the
  6. He will be the first space
  7. visit such a
  8. not go
  1. love someone
  2. alone
  3. his love
  4. company SpaceX
  5. special place
  6. and back
  7. billionaire
  8. tourist

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Maezawa made
  2. feelings of
  3. there's one thing that I
  4. continuing to love
  5. I want to find a life
  6. from outer
  7. The woman must
  8. be interested
  1. think about
  2. in space
  3. space
  4. loneliness
  5. be over 20
  6. partner
  7. a TV show
  8. one woman

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We say, "I (1) ___________________ the moon and back" when we (2) ___________________. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon (3) ___________________ in 2023. But, he doesn't have one. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, (4) ___________________ the company SpaceX. He will (5) ___________________ space tourist. He wants to, "visit such a special place with someone special," and (6) ___________________.

Mr Maezawa (7) ___________________ show called "Full Moon Lovers". He said: "(8) ___________________ loneliness...come to me, there's (9) ___________________ I think about - continuing to love one woman. I (10) ___________________ a 'life partner'....I want to shout our love... (11) ___________________." The woman must be (12) ___________________, positive, and be interested in space.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wesay,"Iloveyoutothemoonandback"whenwereallylovesomeone.A
Japanesebillionairewillgotothemoonwithhislovein2023.But,hedoes
n'thaveone.YusakuMaezawa,44,willflywiththecompanySpaceX.He
willbethefirstspacetourist.Hewantsto,"visitsuchaspecialplacewithso
meonespecial,"andnotgoalone.MrMaezawamadeaTVshowcalled"Ful
lMoonLovers".Hesaid:"Asfeelingsofloneliness...cometome,there'so
nethingthatIthinkabout-continuingtoloveonewoman.Iwanttofinda'
lifepartner'....Iwanttoshoutourlove...fromouterspace."Thewoman
mustbeover20,single,positive,andbeinterestedinspace.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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