Posted: February 15, 2018
For those students who didn't finish their reading comprehension activity today, here are the final two questions:
An inference is a conclusion drawn from evidence. A plausible inference is supported by evidence in the article and is consistent with known facts outside of the article.
What inference(s) can you draw from the fact that the IOC has ruled that Russia may not field an official team at the PyeongChang Games because the Russian government supported widespread use of banned, performance-enhancing substances during the last Winter Games?
The estimated cost of these Games is $13 billion (US) – far less than the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which were the most expensive ever at over $50 billion (US). Still, $13 billion is a huge amount of money!
As you see it, are the Olympic Games worth the cost? Give reasons to support your response.