[Exploring] Learn English with Asian Games 2018 ①

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Hey guys, starting from today, we are gonna read some articles related to Asian Games 2018 and improve our English skills! Interested?

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The 18the edition of the Asian Games, also known as Asiad, will kick off from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. Around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries will participate in 40 sports throughout the tournament. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 18th edition of the prestigious event will take place at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.

kick off

If something kicks off, it begins.

Let’s look at an example:

“The parliamentary election campaign kicked off at the weekend.”

The first edition of the Asian Games was held in New Delhi in 1951. This will be the second time that Indonesia will host the Asian Games after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962. Also, this is the first time that the games are being hosted by two cities together.

host

This word can be used as a noun, meaning the person or the organization who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere. And in this paragraph, it is used as a verb. So it means that to act as a host at an event.

As far as India is concerned, 572 athletes will participate in 36 sports in the tournament. Star javelin thrower has been named as India’s flag bearer. Former skipper of the Indian men’s hockey team Sardar Singh was the flag bearer in the 2014 edition of the games.

as far as …. is concerned

Regarding a certain person or situation.

e.g. As far as dinner is concerned, it’s been pushed to 8:00, so no need to rush.

That’s all for today! C U!

 

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