The Reading / Listening - Amusement Parks - Level 2

Amusement park operators in Japan released guidelines on visitors screaming in their parks. Japan's government asked companies to prepare for the "new normal" life with COVID-19. Park owners have safety guidelines for life in a coronavirus world. One guideline is no screaming on rollercoasters. Scientists say that singing, screaming or shouting increases the amount of virus an infected person can put into the air. Talking quietly lowers the risk of spreading the virus. The new guidelines say visitors should, "refrain from vocalizing loudly" on all rides.



Japan's amusement parks are slowly reopening. Japan ended its coronavirus emergency earlier this week. Its biggest theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan, have been closed since early March. They have not set a date to reopen. Other guidelines that parks will follow include wearing masks and social distancing. The parks said: "Ghosts...in haunted houses should maintain a healthy distance from their 'victims'". In addition, park staff dressed as mascots and superheroes should not shake hands or high-five anyone.

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    Amusement Parks - Level 0 Amusement Parks - Level 1   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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Japan's government asked
  2. prepare for the "new normal"
  3. safety
  4. no screaming
  5. shouting increases
  6. an infected
  7. lowers the risk of
  8. refrain from vocalizing
  1. loudly
  2. companies
  3. person
  4. the amount
  5. guidelines
  6. spreading the virus
  7. life
  8. on rollercoasters

Paragraph 2

  1. Japan ended its coronavirus
  2. theme
  3. They have not set a
  4. Ghosts in haunted
  5. maintain a healthy distance
  6. park staff dressed as
  7. superheroes should not shake
  8. high-
  1. mascots
  2. date
  3. hands
  4. emergency
  5. five anyone
  6. parks
  7. houses
  8. from their victims

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Amusement (1) ___________________ Japan released guidelines on visitors screaming in their parks. Japan's government asked companies to prepare for (2) ___________________ life with COVID-19. Park owners have (3) ___________________ life in a coronavirus world. One guideline is no screaming on rollercoasters. Scientists say that (4) ___________________ shouting increases the amount of virus an (5) ___________________ put into the air. Talking quietly lowers the risk of spreading the virus. The new guidelines say visitors (6) ___________________ vocalizing loudly" on all rides.

Japan's amusement parks (7) ___________________. Japan ended its coronavirus emergency (8) ___________________. Its biggest theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan, have been (9) ___________________ March. They have not set a date to reopen. Other guidelines that parks will follow include wearing masks (10) ___________________. The parks said: "Ghosts...in haunted houses should maintain a healthy distance from their 'victims'". In addition, park staff (11) ___________________ and superheroes should not (12) ___________________ high-five anyone.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmusementparkoperatorsinJapanreleasedguidelinesonvisitorsscre
amingintheirparks.Japan'sgovernmentaskedcompaniestopreparefo
rthe"newnormal"lifewithCOVID-19.Parkownershavesafetyguidelin
esforlifeinacoronavirusworld.Oneguidelineisnoscreamingonrollerco
asters.Scientistssaythatsinging,screamingorshoutingincreasesthea
mountofvirusaninfectedpersoncanputintotheair.Talkingquietlylowe
rstheriskofspreadingthevirus.Thenewguidelinessayvisitorsshould,"
refrainfromvocalizingloudly"onallrides.Japan'samusementparksare
slowlyreopening.Japanendeditscoronavirusemergencyearlierthisw
eek.Itsbiggestthemeparks,TokyoDisneylandandUniversalStudiosJa
pan,havebeenclosedsinceearlyMarch.Theyhavenotsetadatetoreope
n.Otherguidelinesthatparkswillfollowincludewearingmasksandsocialdist
ancing.Theparkssaid:"Ghosts...inhauntedhousesshouldmaintainah
ealthydistancefromtheir'victims'".Inaddition,parkstaffdressedasma
scotsandsuperheroesshouldnotshakehandsorhigh-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.

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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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