جلسه 2

At the beginning of the football season, people thought it was more likely to find Elvis Presley still alive than to see Leicester City win the English Premier League title. But now they are the champions.

Neil and Finn discuss the incredible achievement and teach you the words you need to know to talk about the story.

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News Review

Leicester City win the Premier League

They were given a 5000-1 chance, but Leicester City still managed to win the English Premier League.

Neil and Finn look at the language being used by the world's media to describe this remarkable achievement.

Language challenge

Place names in England are sometimes pronounced very strangely: Leicester is Lester, Worcester is Wooster. How do you think Godmanchester is pronounced?

a) Godmanchester

b) Godchester

c) Gumster

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The story

Leicester City Football Club, whose entire squad cost less than a single player at some of its better-known rivals, have won the English Premier League.

Leicester were 5000-1 outsiders to win at the start of the season, meaning bookmakers considered it more likely that Elvis Presley would be found alive.

Dan Roan – BBC Sport

Manager Claudio Ranieri showed just what was possible. The likable Italian maintaining composure and forcing a skilful, resolute team that confounded those who expected its challenge to fade. But for all the talent timing was also key – this a season when the big clubs faltered. Leicester City took full advantage and sport will now wait to see whether the club's very first title was a one-off or a sign that the modern game isn't quite as predictable as previously thought.

Key words and phrases

squad 
larger group of sports players from which a smaller team is chosen

outsiders
(here) players or team thought unlikely to win a competition

bookmakers
people whose job it is to take and pay money from betting

fairytale
(here) unreal or incredible

nuts/bonkers
crazy

a one-off
describes something which will only happen once

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news

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Excellent! آفرین! نمره شما Bad luck! :
x / y

Downloads

You can download the audio and PDF document for this episode here.

Language challenge - answer

The answer is: c) Gumster.

More

Learn more about this story with BBC News.

End of Session 2

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  • squad 
    larger group of sports players from which a smaller team is chosen

    outsiders
    (here) players or team thought unlikely to win a competition

    bookmakers
    people whose job it is to take and pay money from betting

    fairytale
    (here) unreal or incredible

    nuts/bonkers
    crazy

    a one-off
    describes something which will only happen once