The Olympics without Fans – level 2

16-03-2021 07:00

Japan decided that fans from abroad cannot attend this year’s Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

Japan postponed the games from 2020 to Summer 2021 because the coronavirus pandemic started, and people could not travel. Since last year, the situation got better, but there are new mutations of the virus and they are more dangerous. The Japanese government worries that foreigners could bring these mutations to Japan.

In the last Winter Olympics in South Korea, 20% of fans were from abroad. There is a third wave of the pandemic in Japan now and public places in Tokyo are closed. 77% of Japanese people think that fans from abroad should not come to Japan this summer.

Difficult words: abroad (in or to a foreign country), mutation (a change in a living thing or animal’s body), foreigner (a person who comes from a different country).

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