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Assignment 1

You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Name 5 or more Winter Olympic Sports.

 

Boycott

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in China. They will begin on 4 February.

It is an international sporting competition. But it is not just about sports. It is also about politics.

Find out more here.

 

 

Assignment 2

Read the text. For each definition, find the word or expression it describes in the text and write it down.

  • to refuse to buy, use, or participate in something as a way of protesting…………………………………
  • normal or usual……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • involving people who represent their country’s government in other countries……………………….
  • people who do a sport…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  • to try to win something that someone else is also trying to win……………………………………………..
  • to take part…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • not fair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • country that is organizing an event …………………………………………………………………………………..
  • country………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • the formal beginning and concluding events………………………………………………………………………
  • to call special attention to something……………………………………………………………………………….
  • done; performed……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • treating (others) unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs………………….
  • someone’s cultural background or where they came from…………………………………………………….
  • to officially accept an idea or action, etc……………………………………………………………………………

 

Assignment 3

a        What does Canada’s boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics mean?

1     Canada will not send any diplomats, other government officials or athletes to China.
2     Canada will not send any diplomats to China, but Canadian athletes will participate.
3     Canada will only send diplomats to China, but Canadian athletes will stay way.
4     Canadian athletes will not take part in the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

b        Why has Canada decided to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

1     They are angry at China because it refused to welcome their government officials.
2     They talked to the US government and decided to follow their decision to boycott.
3     They think it is unfair to theire athletes who have been training hard for many years.
4     They want to make clear that they are against China’s human rights violations.

 

Assignment 4 (writing)

Some other countries have also decided on a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

a        Do you think a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics is a good idea?
Explain your answer in 2 or 3 sentences. Do this in writing.

 

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