The Reading / Listening - Amusement Parks - Level 0

Japan's amusement parks have new rules on visitors screaming. They will prepare for the "new normal" COVID-19 life. One guideline is no screaming on rollercoasters. Screaming increases the amount of virus in the air. Talking quietly cuts the risk of spreading the virus. Park visitors should not talk loudly or scream on rides.



Japan's amusement parks are reopening. Tokyo Disneyland closed in early March. It does not know when it will reopen. Parks have rules about masks and social distancing. Ghosts in haunted houses should distance from their "victims". Park staff dressed as mascots and superheroes should not shake hands or high-five anyone.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Amusement Parks - Level 1 Amusement Parks - Level 2   or  Amusement Parks - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/28/business/japanese-amusement-parks-coronavirus/
  • https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/japan-theme-parks-guidelines-screaming/index.html
  • https://www.asiaone.com/asia/no-screaming-rollercoasters-please-theme-parks-japan-prepare-reopening


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. new rules
  2. prepare for the new
  3. no screaming
  4. the amount of virus
  5. Talking
  6. cuts the risk of
  7. park
  8. talk loudly or scream on
  1. quietly
  2. visitors
  3. normal
  4. rides
  5. in the air
  6. on visitors
  7. spreading the virus
  8. on rollercoasters

Paragraph 2

  1. amusement parks
  2. It does not know when
  3. Parks have rules
  4. social
  5. Ghosts in haunted
  6. Park staff dressed
  7. superheroes should not shake
  8. high-
  1. as mascots
  2. distancing
  3. five anyone
  4. it will reopen
  5. hands
  6. are reopening
  7. houses
  8. about masks

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Japan's amusement parks (1) ___________________ on visitors screaming. They (2) ___________________ the "new normal" COVID-19 life. One guideline (3) ___________________ on rollercoasters. Screaming increases the (4) __________________ in the air. Talking (5) ___________________ risk of spreading the virus. Park visitors should not talk (6) ___________________ on rides.

Japan's amusement (7) ___________________. Tokyo Disneyland (8) ___________________. It does not know when it will reopen. Parks have (9) ___________________ and social distancing. Ghosts (10) ___________________ should distance from their "victims". Park (11) ___________________ mascots and superheroes should not shake hands or (12) _________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Japan'samusementparkshavenewrulesonvisitorsscreaming.Theywi
llprepareforthe"newnormal"COVID-19life.Oneguidelineisnoscreami
ngonrollercoasters.Screamingincreasestheamountofvirusintheair.T
alkingquietlycutstheriskofspreadingthevirus.Parkvisitorsshouldnott
alkloudlyorscreamonrides.Japan'samusementparksarereopening.T
okyoDisneylandclosedinearlyMarch.Itdoesnotknowwhenitwillreope
n.Parkshaverulesaboutmasksandsocialdistancing.Ghostsinhaunted
housesshoulddistancefromtheir"victims".Parkstaffdressedasmasco
tsandsuperheroesshouldnotshakehandsorhigh-fiveanyone.

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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