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- Are you interested in sports?
- Do you watch Olympic games?
- decide /dih-SAHYD/
- against /uh-GENST/
- possible /POS-uh-buhl/
- unless /uhn-LES/
- follow /FOL-oh/
[verb] – to choose something, especially after thinking carefully about several possibilities
The pop superstar decided to take a break from social media.
[preposition] – disagreeing with a plan or activity
The shareholders are against the proposal.
[adjective] – able to be done or achieved, or able to exist
Do you think it is possible to finish all the work by Friday?
[conjunction] – except if
Students are not allowed to come inside unless supervised by a teacher.
[verb] – to happen or come after something
The meal consisted of Caesar salad, followed by steak and wine.
True or False:
- The Japanese government finally allowed international spectators to attend the Tokyo Olympics this year.
- The government decided not to accept audiences from overseas because of the rising number of cases of COVID-19.
- Organizers considered several choices such as keeping the games behind closed doors.
- Seiko Hashimoto would like to welcome international guests but the government is not yet prepared to accept them due to the COVID-19 situation.
- The Olympic Games will be held first followed by the Paralympics in August.
Fill in the blanks:
- You cannot go out ____________ you finish your homework.
- I hope you ____________ to take the job.
- Is it ____________ to buy tickets in advance?
- Potatoes are still the most popular food, _____________ by white bread.
- The members are ____________ this idea.