ESL/ELL: ENGLISH VOCABULARY TRAINING


Topic: The Olympics/The Olympic Games 2

Choose the best response for each sentence:


1. The Opening Ceremonies will take ___________ on August 8, 2008.
  place
  location
  happen

2. Which city is ___________ the 2012 Summer Olympics?
  roasting
  hosting
  boasting

3. Beijing is the ________ of China, but it's not the biggest city in the country.
  center
  government
  capital

4. A ________ is a raised platform where athletes receive their medals.
  medium
  podium
  stadium

5. They are playing the Australian national ________ because an Australian athlete won the gold medal.
  anthem
  hymn
  melody

6. The opposite of "victory" is ________.
  defection
  defeat
  defamation

7. The United States basketball team is ________ ( = expected) to win the gold medal.
  favor
  favorite
  favored

8. Some events will be held ________ Beijing, in neighboring cities.
  out
  outside
  away

9. The Jamaican runner broke another world ________.
  record
  class
  famous

10. Dayron Robles is Liu Xiang's biggest ___________. ( = competitor)
  rebel
  rival
  arrival


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