The Reading / Listening - Tokyo Motor Show - Level 0

Tokyo's motor show has been cancelled for the first time. This is because of coronavirus. It is difficult for people to have a good experience in a safe environment. Tokyo is under a two-week coronavirus emergency. Japan is worried coronavirus might cancel the Tokyo Olympics in July.



The Tokyo Motor Show started in 1954. It is one of the world's top motor shows. Many car fans go to see it. The show is different from other motor shows because it focuses on design. There are many futuristic cars. We can look at what cars might look like in the future.

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Sources
  • https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/04/f57315cce448-urgent-tokyo-auto-show-in-fall-to-be-canceled-over-pandemic.html
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/04/22/business/corporate-business/tokyo-motor-show-cancel/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Motor_Show


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. cancelled for the first
  2. This is because
  3. It is difficult
  4. a good
  5. a safe
  6. a two-week coronavirus
  7. Japan is
  8. cancel the
  1. emergency
  2. for people
  3. Tokyo Olympics
  4. of coronavirus
  5. worried
  6. experience
  7. environment
  8. time

Paragraph 2

  1. started
  2. the world's top
  3. car fans go
  4. different from
  5. it focuses
  6. There are many
  7. what cars might look
  8. in the
  1. to see it
  2. futuristic cars
  3. future
  4. like
  5. motor shows
  6. in 1954
  7. on design
  8. other motor shows

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Tokyo's motor (1) ___________________ cancelled for the first time. This (2) ___________________ coronavirus. It is difficult for people (3) ___________________ good experience (4) ___________________ environment. Tokyo is under (5) ___________________ coronavirus emergency. Japan is worried coronavirus (6) ___________________ Tokyo Olympics in July.

The Tokyo Motor Show started in 1954. It (1) ________________ the world's top motor shows. Many (2) ___________________ to see it. The show (3) ___________________ other motor shows because (4) ___________________ design. There are (5) ___________________. We can look at what cars (6) ___________________ in the future.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Tokyo'smotorshowhasbeencancelledforthefirsttime.Thisisbecauseo
fcoronavirus.Itisdifficultforpeopletohaveagoodexperienceinasafeen
vironment.Tokyoisunderatwo-weekcoronavirusemergency.Japani
sworriedcoronavirusmightcanceltheTokyoOlympicsinJuly.TheToky
oMotorShowstartedin1954.Itisoneoftheworld'stopmotorshows.Man
ycarfansgotoseeit.Theshowisdifferentfromothermotorshowsbecaus
eitfocusesondesign.Therearemanyfuturisticcars.Wecanlookatwhatc
arsmightlooklikeinthefuture.

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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