The Reading / Listening - Life Partner - Level 2

People say, "I love you to the moon and back" to tell someone they love them. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. However, he doesn't have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for someone special to go on a trip to the moon with in 2023. He made his money from his fashion company Zozo. He paid to be the first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of the space travel company SpaceX and the world's first space tourist. He does not want to go on his own. He wants to, "visit such a special place with someone special".



Mr Maezawa made a TV documentary to look for a female friend. It is called "Full Moon Lovers". On the TV show's website, 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 and shout for world peace from outer space." His perfect woman is aged 20 or above, single, "always positive," and be interested in going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Life Partner - Level 0 Life Partner - Level 1   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
  2. tell someone they
  3. go on
  4. He made his money from his
  5. the space travel company
  6. the world's first
  7. He does not want to
  8. visit such a special place with
  1. space tourist
  2. fashion company
  3. someone special
  4. love them
  5. go on his own
  6. a trip to the moon
  7. SpaceX
  8. moon and back

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Maezawa made a TV
  2. feelings of loneliness
  3. there's one thing
  4. continuing to love
  5. shout for world peace from
  6. His perfect woman is
  7. be interested in going
  8. the first woman to
  1. aged 20 or above
  2. that I think
  3. travel to the moon
  4. documentary
  5. into space
  6. one woman
  7. and emptiness
  8. outer space

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People say, "I love you to the (1) ___________________" to tell someone they love them. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back (2) ___________________. However, he doesn't have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for someone special to go on a trip to the moon with in 2023. He (3) ___________________ from his fashion company Zozo. He paid to be (4) ___________________ passenger to fly to the moon. He will be (5) ___________________ of the space travel company SpaceX and the world's first space tourist. He does not want to go on his own. He wants to, "visit such a special (6) ___________________ special".

Mr Maezawa made (7) ___________________ to look for a female friend. It is called "Full Moon Lovers". On the TV show's website, he wrote: "As (8) ___________________ and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - (9) ___________________ one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of mine, I want (10) ___________________ love and shout for world peace from outer space." His perfect woman is aged 20 (11) ___________________, "always positive," and be (12) ___________________ into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peoplesay,"Iloveyoutothemoonandback"totellsomeonetheylovethe
m.AJapanesebillionairewillgotothemoonandbackwithhislove.Howev
er,hedoesn'thavealove.YusakuMaezawa,44,islookingforsomeonesp
ecialtogoonatriptothemoonwithin2023.Hemadehismoneyfromhisfa
shioncompanyZozo.Hepaidtobethefirstprivatepassengertoflytothe
moon.HewillbethefirstcustomerofthespacetravelcompanySpaceXa
ndtheworld'sfirstspacetourist.Hedoesnotwanttogoonhisown.Hewan
tsto,"visitsuchaspecialplacewithsomeonespecial".MrMaezawamade
aTVdocumentarytolookforafemalefriend.Itiscalled"FullMoonLovers"
.OntheTVshow'swebsite,hewrote:"Asfeelingsoflonelinessandempti
nessslowlybegintocometome,there'sonethingthatIthinkabout-co
ntinuingtoloveonewoman.Iwanttofinda'lifepartner'.Withthatfuturep
artnerofmine,Iwanttoshoutourloveandshoutforworldpeacefromout
erspace."Hisperfectwomanisaged20orabove,single,"alwayspositive
,"andbeinterestedingoingintospace.Hetweeted:"Wanted!Whynotbe
the'firstwoman'totraveltothemoon?"

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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(m) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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