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Leicester City win the Premier League

Episode 160503 / 03 May 2016

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report from 3 May 2016. Before you listen, read these three summaries:

a) Leicester City won the English Premier League because they have an expensive group of players.

b) Leicester City won the English Premier League despite having an inexpensive group of players.

c) Elvis Presley has been found alive in the English city of Leicester.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

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

Step 3: Transcript and answer

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.

Answer

b) Leicester City won the English Premier League despite having an inexpensive group of players.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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