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Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open

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Video Length: 1:33

Updated on: 06/08/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults, students watch a report and do a listening exercise on a news report about Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open due to mental health issues. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about mental health, sports, fame, and the media. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on vocabulary context usage, rewriting sentences, and a quote from the video. The grammar activity features reported speech and the difference between direct and indirect speech. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

#Japan's #NaomiOsaka announced on Monday she was withdrawing from the #FrenchOpen in the wake of her decision to boycott post-match media duties at the Grand Slam tournament.

Lesson Activities

Mental Health, Sports, Fame, Media
True / False, Osaka's Public Statement, Discussion
Phrasal Verbs, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Reported Speech (direct vs. indirect speech)
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Mental Health, Fame, Sports, Media

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