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88. Why are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics so controversial? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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88. Why are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics so controversial? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

21 Juli 2021

This week is the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. While the Games are usually a time of excitement and joy, this time is different. Covid has changed everything. This episode of Thinking in English will introduce some information about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, discuss why it is so controversial, and then present more general arguments about the benefits and negatives of hosting the Games TRANSCRIPT - CONTACT US!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Eagerly (adv) - In a way that shows that you want to do or have something very much, especially something interesting or enjoyable He eagerly accepted an invitation to the party To anticipate (v) - to imagine or expect that something will happen We don’t anticipate any trouble To safeguard (v) - to protect something from harm The union safeguards the interests of all its members Precarious (adj) - a precarious situation is likely to get worse After the bank collapsed, many customers are in a precarious financial position Peacetime (n) - a period of time when a country is not at war The country is buying more weapons even though we are in peacetime To revive (v) - to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use My plants revived as soon as I gave them some water Alternating (adj) - starting with one thing, then another thing, and then the first thing again He is always alternating between happy and sad To revitalize (v) - to give new life, energy, activity, or success to something Investment has revitalize this neighbourhood Stature (n) - the good reputation a person or organization has, based on their behaviour and ability He is an artist of great stature


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