Tag Archive: sports – intermediate

Simone Biles wins bronze but leaves the competition

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©USA Today Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Are you updated with the Olympics? Please tell me more about it. What sport do you enjoy watching live or on television? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. competition /kom-pi-TISH-uhn/ [noun] – a situation in which someone is trying to win something or be more successful than someone else Mizuki won first place in the poetry competition. unclear /uhn-KLEER/ [adjective] – not sure or certain It is still unclear if the meeting schedule will be changed or not. suffer /SUHF-er/ [verb] – to experience physical or mental pain Anne…
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Philippines’ weightlifting fairy bags country’s first Olympic gold medal

Philippines' weightlifting fairy bags country's first Olympic gold medal

©Edgard Garrido via Reuters Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What sport/s are you good at? What do you think is the most popular sport in the world? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] – an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc. or the fact that you have won The team’s victory has brought pride to the country. category /KAT-i-gawr-ee/ [noun] – (in a system for dividing things according to appearance, quality, etc.) a type, or a group of things having some features that are the same Which category does…
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Pacquiao, Spence to face this August in Las Vegas

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©Manny Pacquiao via Instagram (@MannyPacquiao) Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you watch boxing matches? Why or why not? Is boxing a famous sport in your country? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. defeat /dif-FEET/ [verb] – to win against someone in a fight, war, or competition Kyle defeated James in the car race. layoff /LEY-awf/ [noun] – a period when someone is not working or playing sport Stephen Curry played like a beast after his long layoff. victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] – an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war,…
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Irishman Brendan Lawlor makes history as the first golfer with disability to join European Tour

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© Ross Kinnaird via CNN International Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What sports do you like? Are you an indoor or outdoor person? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. take part /teyk pahrt/ [idiom] – to be involved in an activity with other people Sheila doesn’t usually take part in any of the office activities. condition /kuhn-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – any of different types of diseases The boy has a delicate and rare skin condition that worsens in sunlight. accompany /uh-KUHM-puh-nee/ [verb] – to go with someone or to be provided or exist at the same time…
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COE says, “Olympic athletes back into the competition… Only when it is safe”

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Pre-reading questions: Do you agree to cancel the Olympic Games? Explain your answer. What can you say about the Olympic Games being postponed? Vocabulary: concern /kuhn-SURN/ [verb] a worried or nervous feeling about something, or something that makes you feel worried The company postponed its monthly event for they are concerned about their employees status. manage /MAN-ij/ [verb] to succeed in doing something, esp. something difficult He was not able to manage the misunderstandings within his team. remedy /REM-i-dee/ [noun] a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty Sleeping is the best remedy for headaches. constantly /KAAN-stuhnt-lee/ [adverb] all the time or often They…
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Defying Age: 80-year old great grandma shares passion for ice hockey

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© Photo by ph.news.yahoo.com Pre-Reading Questions: Do you want to play sports even when you are old? Why or why not? Do you know an old person who still plays sports? Elaborate your answer. Vocabulary: passion /PASH-uhn/ [noun] something that you are strongly interested in and enjoy My cousin has always had a passion for singing. former /FAWRr-mer/ [adjective] used to describe someone who had a particular position or job in the past The former president went back to his hometown. expect /ik-SPEKT/ [verb] to think or believe something will happen I didn’t expect to see my old friend in my new neighborhood. senior /SEEN-yer/ [adjective] a person who is…
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Japan’s Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes amidst virus concerns

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Pre-reading questions: What sport in the Olympics interests you the most and why? How do you celebrate important events? Vocabulary: cancel /KAN-suhl/ [verb] to decide that an organized event will not happen The reunion that is scheduled to happen next week will be canceled by their sponsors. marathon /MAR-uh-thon/ [noun] a running race of slightly over 26 miles Dehydration during the marathon is not good for the runners. disease /dih-ZEEZ/ [noun] illness of people, animals Some people with serious disease choose to have vaccines to get cured. organizer /AWR-guh-nahy-zer/ [noun] the person or group who plans and arranges an event or activity The organizers of the previous event made a…
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Misato Michisita to join the 2020 Paralympics

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Photo by © REUTERS via The Japan Times Pre-reading questions: Do you like watching Paralympics? Why or why not? What is your favorite sport? Why? Vocabulary: victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] the act or an example of winning a competition The victory in Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the civil war. achieve /uh-CHEEV/ [verb] to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim He is always making sure to achieve his goals in the future. league /leeg/ [noun] a group of teams or players in a sport who take part in competitions against each other He is one of the top players in the baseball league. athletic /ath-LET-ik/ [adjective]…
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Japan’s major hub for sports equipment

Japan's major hub for sports

Pre-Reading Questions: What sports do you enjoy playing? What do you usually do during winter season? Vocabulary: district /DIS-trikt/ [noun] an area of a country or town that has fixed borders that has a particular feature that makes it different from surrounding areas Ueno is a district known for its large park, museums, and zoo. vast /vahst/ [adjective] extremely big There was a vast selection of colors to choose from in the market. emerge /ih-MURJ/ [verb] to appear or become known After the rain in our city, the sun emerged from the clouds. hit /hit/ [noun] someone or something that is very popular or successful My friend’s YouTube videos suddenly…
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Liverpool wins its 6th European Cup

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Photo by © Carl Recine/Reuters via The New York Times Pre-reading questions: Are you a fan of baseball? Why or why not? If you are a fan of baseball, what is your favorite baseball team? If not, what sports do you like and why? Vocabulary: outplay /out-PLEY/ [verb] to play better than another person or team LA Lakers outplayed Golden State Warriors in the semi finals. league /leeg/ [noun] a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other My brother’s baseball team is aspiring to join the major leagues in the next season. victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] the act or an example of winning a…
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