London Life 2006 / 7  
London Life
 

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Football

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?

You can download the programme script and an mp3 version at the bottom of this page.

Here are some questions for you to answer as you listen:

1. Is 'a natural choice' an easy or a difficult decision to make?

2. Where was Jo going and how was she going to get there?

3. What is an 'itinerary'?



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Words and expressions from the programme

supporters, fans
a group of people who are interested in a particular team, watch their games, cheer for them and always want them to win

club
an organisation where all members are interested in the same football team and often have special privileges as members
Example sentence
She can get tickets to all of United's games because she's a club member.

matches
organised games of football

the ground
the football stadium and the land it's built on

pitch
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
Example sentence
Football is a natural choice of sport for many English boys.

itinerary
plans for a journey and the places to be visited during the trip

mini-coach
a small bus which is privately owned and is usually more comfortable than a public bus

dodgy refereeing
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'
Example sentence
We probably would have won that game if it wasn't for the dodgy refereeing.

semi-finals
the two games before the finals to decide which two teams will play in the final
Example sentence
Our team and United won the semi-finals and will play against each other in the cup final!

defeat
loss, failure to win

heads held high
unashamed, proud of their effort




Extras

download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 42k)
download audioAudio - Download 'Arsenal' (mp3 - 1.35mb)
Find out more about the story of Arsenal's Championship performance
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