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Week 50: Talking Sport: Haider Rashid

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Welcome to Talking Sport!

Even after years of training some athletes will compete in the Olympics and some won’t.

Today we find out if Iraqi rower, Haider Rashid, has qualified for this year's London Olympics.

Join Natalie in this week's video to learn the phrasal verbs ‘pay off’ and ‘carry on’.

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Vocabulary: pay off, carry on

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Join in the conversation! Do you think hard work pays off? What do you want to carry on doing?

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