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Session 196

A new report has said that climate change may mean that Tokyo becomes too hot for athletes during the Olympics. Learn vocabulary to talk about this news story.

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News Review

Olympics: Tokyo too hot for athletes?

There is a new report about the effects of climate change on Olympic athletes. The report says that the temperatures in Tokyo are rising three times more quickly than in other places in the world.

This causes extreme heat, which the report says puts the health of athletes at risk.

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The story

A new report suggests that climate change could put the health of Olympic athletes at risk during the forthcoming Tokyo games. The British Association For Sustainable Sport says mean temperatures in the Japanese capital have risen three times faster than global averages over the last century.

The city frequently hits thirty-five degrees Celsius with humidity levels above seventy percent. The group says that such conditions pose a risk to athletes.

Key words and phrases


  • Mean annual salaries have dropped in the city. Workers now earn less than they did last year.
  • When calculating the mean value, remember that it is often not a whole number.

control something which was once wild

  • Animal rights campaigners object to the taming of wild animals.
  • There is a tame fox that lives in our garden!


  • Climate change has adversely affected wildlife in the area.
  • You may experience adverse effects if you suddenly stop taking your medication.

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