The Reading / Listening - Amusement Parks - Level 1

Amusement parks in Japan have guidelines on visitors screaming. Japan's government asked companies to prepare for the "new normal" COVID-19 life. One guideline is no screaming on rollercoasters. Scientists say screaming or shouting increases the amount of virus put into the air. Talking quietly lowers the risk of spreading the virus. The new guidelines say visitors should not talk loudly or scream on all rides.



Japan's amusement parks are slowly reopening. Japan ended its coronavirus emergency this week. Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan closed in early March. They have not made a date to reopen. Parks will have rules about masks and social distancing. "Ghosts...in haunted houses should [keep] a healthy 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 0 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. guidelines on visitors
  2. Japan's government asked
  3. prepare for
  4. One guideline is no screaming
  5. shouting increases the
  6. Talking quietly lowers
  7. spreading the
  8. visitors should not talk
  1. amount of virus
  2. screaming
  3. virus
  4. the "new normal"
  5. companies
  6. loudly
  7. the risk
  8. on rollercoasters

Paragraph 2

  1. amusement parks are slowly
  2. They have not made a date
  3. social
  4. Ghosts in haunted
  5. keep a healthy
  6. Park staff dressed as
  7. superheroes should not shake
  8. high-
  1. five anyone
  2. houses
  3. reopening
  4. hands
  5. distancing
  6. distance
  7. to reopen
  8. mascots

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Amusement parks in Japan (1) ___________________ visitors screaming. Japan's government (2) ___________________ prepare for (3) ___________________ COVID-19 life. One guideline is no screaming on rollercoasters. Scientists say screaming or shouting increases the (4) ___________________ put into the air. Talking quietly (5) ___________________ of spreading the virus. The new guidelines say visitors should not talk loudly or (6) ___________________ rides.

Japan's amusement parks (7) ___________________. Japan ended its coronavirus (8) ___________________. Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan closed in early March. They have not made a (9) ___________________. Parks will have rules about masks (10) ___________________. "Ghosts...in haunted houses should [keep] (11) ___________________ from their 'victims'". Park staff dressed as mascots and superheroes should not shake (12) ___________________ anyone.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmusementparksinJapanhaveguidelinesonvisitorsscreaming.Japan
'sgovernmentaskedcompaniestoprepareforthe"newnormal"COVID-
19life.Oneguidelineisnoscreamingonrollercoasters.Scientistssayscr
eamingorshoutingincreasestheamountofvirusputintotheair.Talking
quietlylowerstheriskofspreadingthevirus.Thenewguidelinessayvisit
orsshouldnottalkloudlyorscreamonallrides.Japan'samusementpark
sareslowlyreopening.Japanendeditscoronavirusemergencythiswee
k.TokyoDisneylandandUniversalStudiosJapanclosedinearlyMarch.T
heyhavenotmadeadatetoreopen.Parkswillhaverulesaboutmasksan
dsocialdistancing."Ghosts...inhauntedhousesshould[keep]ahealthy
distancefromtheir'victims'".Parkstaffdressedasmascotsandsuperhe
roesshouldnotshakehandsorhigh-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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Free writing

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