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Hosting the World

Students read about and discuss the reasons why hosting a mega-sporting event is not as glamorous as it seems. The lesson includes vocabulary review exercises, comprehension questions, discussion questions, and grammar practice.

  • not all it’s cracked up to be
  • break the bank
  • spare no expense
  • venue
  • burden
  • facilities
  • mandatory
  • follow through
  • empty promises
  • displaced
  • revenue
  • wish vs. hope
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • audio
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Grammar Practice(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)