The Reading / Listening - Tokyo Motor Show - Level 1

Tokyo's motor show has been cancelled for the first time ever. This is because of an increase in coronavirus cases in Japan. The Tokyo Motor Show is being cancelled, not delayed. It is difficult to hold the event in a way that people can have a good experience in a safe environment. Tokyo is under a two-week state of emergency. Japan is worried the pandemic might cancel the Tokyo Olympics in July. A lot of Japanese people do not want the Olympics.



The Tokyo Motor Show first took place in 1954. It is one of the world's top motor shows. It attracts many car fans. The show is different from other motor shows because it focuses on design. There are many futuristic cars and fewer production cars in the show. We can look at what cars might look like in the future. The Tokyo Motor Show works with many industries to work on the future of driving.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tokyo Motor Show - Level 0 Tokyo Motor Show - Level 2   or  Tokyo Motor Show - Level 3

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. an increase in coronavirus
  2. The Tokyo Motor Show is being
  3. It is difficult to hold
  4. people can have a good
  5. in a safe
  6. a two-week state of
  7. Japan is
  8. people do not want
  1. worried
  2. the event
  3. emergency
  4. the Olympics
  5. experience
  6. cases
  7. cancelled
  8. environment

Paragraph 2

  1. first took
  2. one of the world's top
  3. It attracts many
  4. The show is different from
  5. it focuses
  6. There are many futuristic
  7. what cars might look
  8. the future
  1. car fans
  2. on design
  3. like
  4. of driving
  5. cars
  6. place in 1954
  7. motor shows
  8. other motor shows

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Tokyo's motor show has been cancelled for the first time ever. This is because (1) ___________________ in coronavirus cases in Japan. The Tokyo Motor Show (2) ___________________, not delayed. It is difficult to (3) ___________________ in a way that people can have a good experience in a safe environment. Tokyo (4) ___________________ two-week state of emergency. Japan is worried the pandemic (5) ___________________ Tokyo Olympics in July. A lot of Japanese people (6) ___________________ the Olympics.

The Tokyo Motor Show (7) ___________________ in 1954. It is one of the world's (8) ___________________. It attracts many car fans. The show is (9) ___________________ motor shows because it focuses on design. There are many futuristic (10) ___________________ production cars in the show. We can look at what cars might look like (11) ___________________. The Tokyo Motor Show works with many industries to work (12) ___________________ of driving.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Tokyo'smotorshowhasbeencancelledforthefirsttimeever.Thisisbeca
useofanincreaseincoronaviruscasesinJapan.TheTokyoMotorShowis
beingcancelled,notdelayed.Itisdifficulttoholdtheeventinawaythatpe
oplecanhaveagoodexperienceinasafeenvironment.Tokyoisunderat
wo-weekstateofemergency.Japanisworriedthepandemicmightcan
celtheTokyoOlympicsinJuly.AlotofJapanesepeopledonotwanttheOly
mpics.TheTokyoMotorShowfirsttookplacein1954.Itisoneoftheworld'
stopmotorshows.Itattractsmanycarfans.Theshowisdifferentfromot
hermotorshowsbecauseitfocusesondesign.Therearemanyfuturisticc
arsandfewerproductioncarsintheshow.Wecanlookatwhatcarsmightl
ooklikeinthefuture.TheTokyoMotorShowworkswithmanyindustriest
oworkonthefutureofdriving.

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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Answers

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