You will hear an extract about Yusra Mardini, the Syrian Olympian.

  • For Questions 1–2, tick the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each recording.

    1. Why did Yusra Mardini cast her Olympic dream aside when she was 13?

    A She wanted to pursue something else

    B Civil war broke out in her country

    C Her family fled to Germany

    D She did not see herself achieving that goal


    2. What is the role of the Refugee Olympic Team?

    A Welcoming refugees to the United States

    B Hosting different editions of the Games

    C Celebrating underprivileged athletes that compete despite their circumstances

    D Raising awareness of the plight of the refugees

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