- How effective are travel restrictions?
- Which country would you like to visit? Why?
- domestic /duh-MES-tik/
- scheme /skeem/
- amusement park /uh-MYOOZ-muhnt pahrk/
- strengthen /STRENGK-thuhn/
- economy /ih-KON-uh-mee/
[adjective] – relating to a person’s own country
Domestic fuel bills are set to rise again in the autumn.
[noun] – an organized plan for doing something, especially something dishonest or illegal that will bring a good result for you
They hope to get government funding for the scheme.
[noun] – a theme park
The amusement park is open from May through October.
[verb] – to make something stronger or more effective, or to become stronger or more effective
These exercises are designed to strengthen muscles.
[noun] – the system of trade and industry by which the wealth of a country is made and used
Do you think the economy will improve?
But just like everywhere else, the residents have been very concerned about the rising cost of living. The third-largest economy in the world was one of the last Asian superpowers to keep its borders closed due to COVID health worries. In Japan, lockdowns and the wearing of masks were never mandated, yet many people readily embraced safety precautions.
- Which country will accept foreign visitors after it has closed its borders for two years?
- For how many years have the country’s borders been closed?
- What documentation must the visitors show?
- What can the rise in visitors do for the government and regional businesses?
- What are the residents very concerned about?
- Do you see many tourists in your city these days? Could you tell me about them?
- Do you still wear a mask whenever you go out? Why or why not?
- If you were a citizen from another country, which place in Japan would you like to visit? Why?
- Do you agree with the decision to open your country’s borders?
- What do you think of the decision regarding your country’s borders? Please elaborate on your answer.