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Off and Running

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Athletes all over the world are preparing for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.

Assignment 1

Name 5 or more sports.

Off and Running

The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris.

Meet Evan Dunfee. He is one of the Olympic athletes of Team Canada.

Assignment 2

Find the words in the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning.

1. bullieda. the ability to move different parts of your body together easily
2. co-ordinationb. the back part of your foot, below the ankle
3. competingc. continued doing it
4. trackd. filled with respect
5. lape. not straight
6. impressedf. one complete round over a running track
7. progressg. piece of ground that is used for racing
8. stuck with ith. slowly getting better and better
9. heeli. treated badly and called names by other kids
10. bentj. trying to be best at something

Assignment 3

a What sport does Evan Dunfee do?
1 Competing.
2 Long-distance running.
3 Race walking.
4 Racing.

b Why did some kids bully Evan Dunfee at school? Choose all correct answers.
1 For being bad at gym.
2 For choosing a silly sport.
3 For having his dad as a coach.
4 For his thick big glasses.
5 For walking off the track.

c What does Evan Dunfee tell about his sport? Choose all correct answers.
1 It looks funny, but it is still hard to do.
2 It’s like running a marathon.
3 One foot must always be on the ground.
4 You must land with a straight leg.
5 You must run with a bent leg.


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