The Reading / Listening - Tokyo Motor Show - Level 2

The Tokyo Motor Show has been cancelled for the first time ever. This is because of an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Japan. The chairperson said: "The Tokyo Motor Show is being cancelled, not delayed. It's difficult to hold the event in a way in which many people will be able to experience the appeal of cars in a safe...environment." Tokyo has been put under a two-week state of emergency to try and reduce COVID-19 cases. Japan is worried about the pandemic because it will host the Tokyo Olympics in July. A lot of Japanese people want to cancel the Olympics.



The Tokyo Motor Show first took place in 1954. It is one of the world's top five motor shows. It attracts many motoring professionals and enthusiasts. The chairperson thought about holding an online show, but decided a physical one would be a better experience. The show is different from other auto shows because it focuses on innovation. There are many concept cars and fewer production cars in the show. We can get a look at what cars might look like in the future. The chairperson said the show works with many industries to see what the future of driving will be like.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tokyo Motor Show - Level 0 Tokyo Motor Show - Level 1   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 the number of
  2. It's difficult to hold the
  3. experience the appeal
  4. in a safe
  5. a two-week state
  6. try and reduce
  7. Japan is worried about
  8. people want to cancel
  1. environment
  2. the pandemic
  3. event
  4. the Olympics
  5. coronavirus cases
  6. of cars
  7. COVID-19 cases
  8. of emergency

Paragraph 2

  1. first took
  2. one of the world's top
  3. It attracts many motoring
  4. holding an online
  5. The show is different from
  6. it focuses
  7. There are many
  8. see what the future of driving
  1. professionals
  2. concept cars
  3. place in 1954
  4. on innovation
  5. will be like
  6. show
  7. five motor shows
  8. other auto shows

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Tokyo Motor Show has been cancelled for the first time ever. This is because (1) ___________________ in the number of coronavirus cases in Japan. The chairperson said: "The Tokyo Motor Show (2) ___________________, not delayed. It's difficult to hold the event (3) ___________________ in which many people will be able to experience (4) ___________________ cars in a safe...environment." Tokyo has been put under a two-week state of emergency to (5) ___________________ COVID-19 cases. Japan is worried about the pandemic because it will host the Tokyo Olympics in July. A lot of Japanese people (6) ___________________ the Olympics.

The Tokyo Motor Show first (7) ___________________ 1954. It is one of the world's (8) ___________________ shows. It attracts many motoring professionals and enthusiasts. The chairperson thought about (9) ___________________ show, but decided a physical one would be a better experience. The show is different from other auto shows because it (10) ___________________. There are many concept cars and fewer production cars in the show. We can (11) ___________________ at what cars might look like in the future. The chairperson said the show works with many industries to see what the future of driving (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheTokyoMotorShowhasbeencancelledforthefirsttimeever.Thisisbe
causeofanincreaseinthenumberofcoronaviruscasesinJapan.Thechai
rpersonsaid:"TheTokyoMotorShowisbeingcancelled,notdelayed.It's
difficulttoholdtheeventinawayinwhichmanypeoplewillbeabletoexpe
riencetheappealofcarsinasafe...environment."Tokyohasbeenputun
deratwo-weekstateofemergencytotryandreduceCOVID-19cases.J
apanisworriedaboutthepandemicbecauseitwillhosttheTokyoOlympi
csinJuly.AlotofJapanesepeoplewanttocanceltheOlympics.TheTokyo
MotorShowfirsttookplacein1954.Itisoneoftheworld'stopfivemotorsh
ows.Itattractsmanymotoringprofessionalsandenthusiasts.Thechair
personthoughtaboutholdinganonlineshow,butdecidedaphysicalone
wouldbeabetterexperience.Theshowisdifferentfromotherautoshow
sbecauseitfocusesoninnovation.Therearemanyconceptcarsandfewe
rproductioncarsintheshow.Wecangetalookatwhatcarsmightlooklike
inthefuture.Thechairpersonsaidtheshowworkswithmanyindustriest
oseewhatthefutureofdrivingwillbelike.

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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