In this programme, we discuss a man who has emerged as one of the most successful sportsmen of the last year. Tiger Woods ended 2006 being named as the World Golfer of the Year for a record eighth time.
As you listen, try to answer these questions:
1: What did Tiger Woods do after he won the Open title?
2: Why did he stop playing in golf tournaments for a while?
3: What does to 'miss the cut' mean?
You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.
to do something special for an important or exciting occasion
Example: Come out with us tonight, we're going to celebrate John's birthday.
to break down
to lose control of your emotions
Example: He broke down when he found out she had died.
to cry heavily
Example: She sobbed at the news she would never see him again.
the success you achieve when you win a battle, game etc.
Example: His achieved his greatest victory by winning the marathon.
to come to terms with
to learn how to accept and cope with
Example: It took him several years to come to terms with his friend's death.
to miss the cut
to fail to get a good enough score in the early stages of a golf tournament to continue to the next level
to gain success again after a period when you've not been doing so well
Example: The group Take That have made a comeback this year with a new album.
back to back
one after another
Example: He won six games back to back.
Programme script (pdf - 23 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.6 mb)
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