The Reading / Listening - Chess - Level 0

The gold medal for a chess tournament went to India and Russia. This year's tournament was online for the first time because of coronavirus. Games in the final ended when players lost their Internet connection. Officials said they gave the gold medal to the two countries because that was fair.



The competition had teams from over 160 countries. A player from Armenia had a technical problem. Officials rejected his appeal so Armenia went home in protest. Officials said a, "global Internet outage severely affected" two of the Indian players in the final. This happened, "when the outcome of the match was still unclear".

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Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53965748
  • https://news.sky.com/story/chess-olympiad-ends-with-joint-winners-after-Internet-outage-12059942
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8679543/India-Russia-gold-medals-chess-championship.html


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. a chess
  2. This year's tournament
  3. for the first
  4. because of
  5. Games in the final
  6. players lost their Internet
  7. they gave the gold medal to
  8. because that
  1. time
  2. was fair
  3. connection
  4. was online
  5. tournament
  6. the two countries
  7. coronavirus
  8. ended

Paragraph 2

  1. teams from
  2. a technical
  3. Officials rejected his
  4. went home in
  5. a global Internet
  6. two of the Indian
  7. in the
  8. the outcome of the match
  1. players
  2. protest
  3. was still unclear
  4. appeal
  5. final
  6. over 160 countries
  7. outage
  8. problem

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The gold medal (1) ___________________ tournament went to India and Russia. This year's tournament (2) ___________________ the first time because of coronavirus. Games (3) ___________________ ended when players (4) ___________________ connection. Officials (5) ___________________ the gold medal to the two countries because (6) ___________________.

The competition (1) ___________________ over 160 countries. A player from Armenia (2) ___________________ problem. Officials rejected (3) ___________________ Armenia went home in protest. Officials (4) ___________________ Internet outage severely affected" (5) ___________________ Indian players in the final. This happened, "when the outcome of the (6) ___________________ unclear".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThegoldmedalforachesstournamentwenttoIndiaandRussia.Thisyear
'stournamentwasonlineforthefirsttimebecauseofcoronavirus.Game
sinthefinalendedwhenplayerslosttheirInternetconnection.Officialss
aidtheygavethegoldmedaltothetwocountriesbecausethatwasfair.Th
ecompetitionhadteamsfromover160countries.AplayerfromArmenia
hadatechnicalproblem.OfficialsrejectedhisappealsoArmeniawentho
meinprotest.Officialssaida,"globalInternetoutageseverelyaffected"t
wooftheIndianplayersinthefinal.Thishappened,"whentheoutcomeof
thematchwasstillunclear".

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) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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