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A Reading Series On Current Topics

This series comprises of short texts on current topics at two levels, ranging from junior secondary to senior secondary. Students will develop reading skills, and through reading the texts, they can also develop intercultural understanding by reflecting on and exchanging their ideas.

How To Use The Resources

Each text has a vocabulary list and an English translation. Various activities such as before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities are also provided.

See more information about the benefits of before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities: READING ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES

New texts will be uploaded regularly.

Reading Series No. 3: The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

This text is about the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced recyclable beds for the Olympic village.

TEXT_LEVEL 1 (WORD 24KB) Activities for LEVEL 1 (WORD 820KB)
TEXT_LEVEL 2 (WORD 24KB) Activities for LEVEL 2 (WORD 1174KB)

References

This text has been created by the JPF, Sydney with references to the following articles:

BBC NEWS JAPAN. (2020, January 10). Tokyoo gorin, sensyumurabeddo wa danboorusee kankyoo ni hairyo [Tokyo Olympic Village beds are made out of cardboard: Environmentally-friendly]. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://www.bbc.com/japanese/51059552.

FNN PRIME. (2019, November 4). Tokyoo gorin sensyumurano beddo wa “danboorusee”!? jitsuwa suiminno “sensyufaasuto”ga kangaenukareteita [Tokyo Olympic Village beds are made out of “cardboard”!? Actually a well-thought out idea that puts players’ sleep first].  Retrieved March 3, 2020, from https://www.fnn.jp/posts/00048320hdk/201910041830_fnnjpeditorsroom_hdk

NHK NEWS WEB EASY.  (2020, January 15). Tookyoo orinpikku sensyu no beddo wa risaikurudekiru danbooru [The Tokyo Olympics: Athletes’ beds are made out of recyclable cardboard]. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10012240361000/k10012240361000.html.

NHK NEWS WEB. (2020, January 9). Beddo wa sairiyoodekiru danbooru gorin-parasensyumura no bihin kookai [Beds are made out of recyclable cardboard: Furniture of the Olympic Village announced for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics]. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200109/k10012240361000.html.

Tokyo2020. (n.d.). Tokyoo2020taikainiokeru shiminniyoru CO2sakugen-kyuusyuukatudoo [Citizens’ strategies for reducing CO2 emissions for Tokyo 2020]. Retrieved February 28, 2020, from https://tokyo2020.org/ja/games/sustainability/sus-plan-citizen.

Created by Minako Kadoi with assistance from Jessica Leung. (2020 Mar)

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