I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Do you like watching Olympic games?
- Do you think Tokyo Olympics would push through despite the situation today?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- search /surch/
[noun] – an attempt to find someone or something
They finally discovered the missing documents after a long search.
- safely /seyf-li/
[adverb] – in a safe way
Both of us arrived safely.
- usual /YOO-zhoo-uhl/
[adjective] – normal; happening, done, or used most often
I went to bed at my usual time.
- successful /suhk-SES-fuhl/
[adjective] – achieving the results wanted or hoped for
My second attempt to make bread was successful.
- despite /dih-SPAHYT/
[preposition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:
Despite the weather, I still enjoyed the week.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
The fate of this year’s Olympic Games is shrouded in the mystery of a growing pandemic and the search for a global vaccine. President Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said he was hopeful that, three weeks before the first vaccine doses were publicly available in the United Kingdom last November, an effective vaccine would enable the Games to start safely. Fast-forward to January 2021, organizers may not be able to rely as they would have anticipated on the rollout of vaccines, as the rollout phase, especially across Europe, has been slowed by distribution impediments. Jason Kindrachuk, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba in Canada, claims that many people have this vested conviction that it would mean the end of Covid as the vaccine begins to roll out, and what we would find is that transmission rates would continue to decline, things would become more regulated and we would have some capacity to go back to a more usual lifestyle. He also said that we’re having trouble keeping a grip on transmission even with successful vaccine rollouts in many regions of the globe. Despite the situation, organizers would make a great effort to ensure that Olympic athletes and tourists arrive vaccinated (in Tokyo). Where Olympic participants stand on the priority list for a vaccine may be a point of the debate. The general opinion among athletes is that they are willing to wait.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- Thomas Bach is the secretary of the International Olympic Committee.
- Thomas Bach said he was hopeful that an effective vaccine would enable the Games to start safely.
- Thomas Bach claims that many people believe that it would mean the end of Covid as the vaccine begins to roll out.
- According to the article, we’re having trouble keeping a grip on transmission even with successful vaccine rollouts in many regions of the globe.
- The general opinion among athletes is that they are willing to wait.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- The _____ for an effective vaccine was over.
- _____ the weather, the program was able to push through.
- I hope you travel _____.
- He is a very _____ person today.
- This is his _____ routine in the morning.