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CURRENT EVENT | JULY 21, 2021

The Case for Gymnast Simone Biles as the Greatest Athlete of All Time

Is gymnast Simone Biles the greatest athlete of all time? Some say yes. Biles is a highly decorated female gymnast who challenges herself to learn difficult – and dangerous – gymnastic moves. In a punishing sport that sidelines most young athletes after only a few years, Biles is headed to Tokyo to compete in her second Olympic games. Listen to a sports writer discuss Biles’ amazing accomplishments and some of the factors that contribute to her success.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

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  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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