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1. Preview the vocabulary and read the gapfill text.
2. Play the news report and try to fill in the blanks.
3. Answer the comprehension questions by writing full sentences.
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dateline: 31 January 2018

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More Victims Accuse USA Gymnastics Doctor of Abuse

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • accuse: to claim that someone has committed a crime or wrongdoing
  • sentence: to state the punishment for a crime
  • molest: to sexually abuse
  • resign: to leave a position
  • allegations: claims of illegal acts or wrongdoings
  • mishandle: to not look after or respond properly or fairly

More Victims Accuse USA Gymnastics Doctor of Abuse

A third group of victims is in court this week accusing USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Earlier this month, a sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting 160 victims who he was to be providing medical care for. Nassar’s victims include past and present students at Michigan State University and numerous members of USA teams including gold medal winners Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber. All board members of USA Gymnastics have resigned following allegations that the mishandled reports of Nassar’s abuse for years.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What job did Larry Nassar hold?
  2. Why is Nassar going to spend the rest of his life in prison?
  3. Who resigned and why?

Discussion Questions

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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