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An Irish woman could win soccer's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche plays for Ireland. She is one of three players who could win. There were ten players. After Ms Roche heard the news, she said: "It's been a crazy day." Roche's goal is now an Internet hit. It has over 2.5 million views on YouTube.



Ms Roche thanked everyone for voting. She is very happy to be the first woman who could win. She explained that: "French TV came down to watch me watching the results….To be in the top three is brilliant." Roche's goal changed her life. She is now a professional footballer in France.

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Sources
  • http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/yessssss-come-on-stephanie-roche-celebrates-making-fifas-goal-of-the-year-shortlist-30788586.html
  • http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/roche-proud-of-fifa-nomination-30790046.html
  • http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-12-01/stephanie-roches-amazing-strike-makes-shortlist-for-fifa-goal-of-the-year-award


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

soccer's Goal of the Year

a.

ten players

2.

Stephanie Roche plays

b.

the news

3.

She is one of three players who

c.

Internet hit

4.

There were

d.

award

5.

After Ms Roche heard

e.

views on YouTube

6.

It's been

f.

could win

7.

Roche's goal is now an

g.

for Ireland

8.

over 2.5 million

h.

a crazy day



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Ms Roche thanked everyone

a.

that

2.

She is very happy to be

b.

footballer in France

3.

She explained

c.

watching the results

4.

French TV came

d.

three

5.

watch me

e.

for voting

6.

be in the top

f.

her life

7.

Roche's goal changed

g.

the first woman

8.

She is now a professional

h.

down

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

An Irish (1) ___________________ soccer's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche (2) ___________________. She is one of three players (3) ___________________. There were with ten players. After Ms Roche (4) ___________________, she said: "It's been (5) ___________________." Roche's goal is now an Internet hit. It has over (6) ___________________ on YouTube.

Ms Roche thanked (7) ___________________. She is very happy to (8) ___________________ who could win. She explained that: "French TV (9) ___________________ watch me watching the results….To (10) ___________________ three is brilliant." Roche's goal (11) ___________________. She is now (12) ___________________ in France.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnIrishwomancouldwinsoccer'sGoaloftheYearaward.StephanieRoc
heplaysforIreland.Sheisoneofthreeplayerswhocouldwin.Therewere
tenplayers.AfterMsRocheheardthenews,shesaid:"It'sbeenacrazyda
y."Roche'sgoalisnowanInternethit.Ithasover2.5millionviewsonYou
Tube.MsRochethankedeveryoneforvoting.Sheisveryhappytobethefi
rstwomanwhocouldwin.Sheexplainedthat:"FrenchTVcamedowntow
atchmewatchingtheresults….Tobeinthetopthreeisbrilliant."Roche's
goalchangedherlife.SheisnowaprofessionalfootballerinFrance.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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