Beijing is preparing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, but the games will look different this time. Neil and Sam give you an update and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

This week’s question
The Winter Olympics have not been around as long as the Summer Olympics, so do you know when the first Winter event took place?
a) 1904
b) 1924
c) 1934
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
controversy
disagreement or argument about something people have strong feelings about

in full swing
at its highest level or activity

headache
something that causes you a lot of problems

mountain
(metaphor) large amount of something

dynamic
continually changing and developing

the clock is ticking
time is running out to prepare for or complete something

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