The Reading / Listening - Life Partner - Level 1

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



Mr Maezawa made a documentary to look for a female friend. It is called "Full Moon Lovers". He wrote: "As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love...from outer space." The woman must be over 20, single, positive, and be interested in space and in going to the moon.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Life Partner - Level 0 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
  2. when we love someone
  3. A Japanese
  4. the first private passenger to
  5. He will fly with the
  6. the first space
  7. He does not want
  8. visit such a special place with
  1. tourist
  2. billionaire
  3. fly to the moon
  4. someone special
  5. a lot
  6. to go alone
  7. company SpaceX
  8. the moon and back

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Maezawa made a
  2. feelings of loneliness
  3. continuing to
  4. I want to find a life
  5. from outer
  6. The woman must
  7. be interested
  8. going to
  1. be over 20
  2. partner
  3. the moon
  4. documentary
  5. in space
  6. love one woman
  7. space
  8. and emptiness

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We say, "I love you to (1) ___________________ back" when we love (2) ___________________. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back (3) ___________________, but he doesn't have one. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, wants to fly to the moon with a woman in 2023. He paid to be (4) ___________________ passenger to fly to the moon. He will fly with the company SpaceX and will be the (5) ___________________. He does not want to go alone. He wants to, "visit such (6) ___________________ with someone special".

Mr Maezawa made a (7) ___________________ for a female friend. It is called "Full Moon Lovers". He wrote: "As feelings of loneliness (8) ___________________ begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - (9) ___________________ one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With (10) ___________________ of mine, I want to shout our love...from outer space." The woman (11) ___________________ 20, single, positive, and be interested (12) ___________________ in going to the moon.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wesay,"Iloveyoutothemoonandback"whenwelovesomeonealot.AJa
panesebillionairewillgotothemoonandbackwithhislove,buthedoesn'
thaveone.YusakuMaezawa,44,wantstoflytothemoonwithawomanin
2023.Hepaidtobethefirstprivatepassengertoflytothemoon.Hewillfly
withthecompanySpaceXandwillbethefirstspacetourist.Hedoesnotw
anttogoalone.Hewantsto,"visitsuchaspecialplacewithsomeonespeci
al".MrMaezawamadeadocumentarytolookforafemalefriend.Itiscalle
d"FullMoonLovers".Hewrote:"Asfeelingsoflonelinessandemptinesss
lowlybegintocometome,there'sonethingthatIthinkabout-continuin
gtoloveonewoman.Iwanttofinda'lifepartner'.Withthatfuturepartner
ofmine,Iwanttoshoutourlove...fromouterspace."Thewomanmustbe
over20,single,positive,andbeinterestedinspaceandingoingtothemo
on.

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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