Welcome to London Life. This week, Yvonne Archer reveals what's been getting so many across the capital so excited. And without giving anything away, it's probably fair to say that things have reached 'fever pitch' here in London! Have you guessed what today's programme is about?
Words and expressions from the programme
a group of people who are interested in a particular team, watch their games, cheer for them and always want them to win
an organisation where all members are interested in the same football team and often have special privileges as members
She can get tickets to all of United's games because she's a club member.
organised games of football
the football stadium and the land it's built on
the area of grass which is marked out and used for playing the game
Up the Arsenal!
Success to Arsenal!
a natural choice
an easy decision to make, one which didn't need too much thinking about
Football is a natural choice of sport for many English boys.
plans for a journey and the places to be visited during the trip
a small bus which is privately owned and is usually more comfortable than a public bus
if a referee makes a lot of decisions that people question and disagree with, his work during the match can be described as 'dodgy refereeing'
We probably would have won that game if it wasn't for the dodgy refereeing.
the two games before the finals to decide which two teams will play in the final
Our team and United won the semi-finals and will play against each other in the cup final!
loss, failure to win
heads held high
unashamed, proud of their effort
Programme script (pdf - 42k)
Audio - Download 'Arsenal' (mp3 - 1.35mb)
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