Lesson 08: Professional Athletes

EY! for Teens

EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 08 Quizlet

このクイズレットフラッシュカードを使用して、レッスン前の次のレッスンで必要な単語を学習してください。 Flashcardsモードを使用して単語を勉強し、自分で試合モードを使用して覚えていることを確認してください。 モードを切り替えるには、クイズレットの右下にある「学習モードを選択」をクリックします。

Please use this Quizlet Flashcard set to try to learn the words that you’ll need during your next lesson before the lesson. Use the Flashcards mode to study the words then test yourself to see what you remember using the Match mode. To change between modes, click on "Choose a Study Mode" in the bottom right of the Quizlet.


EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 08: Professional Athletes


Please prepare for your next lesson by writing down your answers to the questions below. Please use the same notebook every time to make it easier for you to review in the future.



  1. Name one Japanese professional athlete. What sport or sports are they famous for? Are they famous internationally? Are they active now or are they retired?
  2. Would you like to meet this person? If so, what would you say to them? If not, is there a professional athlete you would like to meet?
  3. Name one professional athlete who is NOT Japanese? What country are they from? What sport or sports are they famous for? Are they active now or are they retired?
  4. Research Time! Go online and look up their Wikipedia page (in English or in Japanese). Please now tell me; when were they born? Where were they born? How old are they? Are they married? Do they have any kids? What year was their "big break" in sports?
  5. Do you think professional athletes earn enough money, not enough money or too much money? Why do you think so?
  6. Imagine you were a famous professional athlete. What sport would you play? Would you like to compete in Japan or internationally? Which product or products would you want to sponsor you?

If there is time, please ask your teacher Question 5 and Question 6.


Model Answers: Let’s Ask Keiji

  1. Kei Nishikori. He is a famous tennis player. Yes, he is famous internationally – he was ranked seventh by the Association of Tennis Professionals in 2018 and has won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. I think he is still playing tennis today.
  2. Yes, I would. I would like to ask him what motivated him to start playing tennis at age five. I also want to ask him what it was like moving to Florida when he was fourteen.
  3. Nick Kyrgios. He is an Australian tennis player and someone to watch in the future, I think. He was also a promising basketball player when he was a teenager. He is active now – he’s currently the fourth highest- ranked Australian in the ATP rankings.
  4. He was born in Canberra, Australia on April 27, 1995. Right now, he is twenty-four years old. He is not married yet and I don’t think he has any kids. His big break was in 2014 when he beat world number one Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
  5. I used to think professional athletes earned too much money. Now, I think most of them need to earn as much as quickly as they can because their careers are so short. It’s only the really lucky ones who make millions from endorsements.
  6. As much as I love tennis, I’d be a golfer if I were a professional athlete. Compared to most sports, golf doesn’t seem as taxing on your body so you could have a longer career. I’d want Nike or Apple to sponsor me, some big company that could afford to pay me a lot of money!

EY! for Teens Year 2 Progress Test 2 (Lesson 05 to Lesson 08)

あなたが以前の4つのレッスンをきちんと理解出来ているか下記の質問に答えましょう。 20の質問があります。 各質問には4つの可能な回答があります。 時間をかけて慎重に質問を読んでください。 準備が整ったら、質問に最も適していると思われる回答を選択しましょう。 Good Luck!

Please take the quiz below to test your understanding of the previous four lessons. There are 20 questions. Each question has four possible answers. Take your time and read the questions carefully. When you're ready, select the answer that you think best fits the question. Good luck!