The Reading / Listening - Level 1

An Irish woman could win FIFA's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche plays international football for Ireland. She is one of three people on the list. The others are Robin van Persie and James Rodriquez. The list started with ten players. After Ms Roche heard the news, she told reporters: "It's been a crazy day." Roche scored her goal for her old team in 2013. It is now an Internet hit, with over 2.5 million views.



Ms Roche thanked everyone for voting for her. She is proud to be the first woman on FIFA's list. She said: "That is a great achievement and something I'm delighted to say I have done." She explained that: "French TV came down to watch me watching the results….I was the first name called out….To be in the top three is brilliant." Roche's goal has changed her career and 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.

An Irish woman could

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hit

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FIFA's Goal of the Year

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for her old team

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She is one of three people

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views

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After Ms Roche

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win

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It's been

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on the list

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Roche scored her goal

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heard the news

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It is now an Internet

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award

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over 2.5 million

h.

a crazy day



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Ms Roche thanked everyone

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out

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She is proud to be the first woman

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achievement

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That is a great

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footballer

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something I'm delighted

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down to watch

5.

French TV came

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for voting for her

6.

I was the first name called

f.

and her life

7.

oche's goal has changed her career

g.

on FIFA's list

8.

She is now a professional

h.

to say

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

An Irish (1) ___________________ FIFA's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche (2) ___________________ football for Ireland. She is one of three (3) ___________________. The others are Robin van Persie and James Rodriquez. The (4) ___________________ players. After Ms Roche heard the news, she told reporters: "It's (5) ___________________." Roche scored her goal for her old team in 2013. It is now an Internet hit, with over (6) ___________________.

Ms Roche thanked everyone (7) ___________________. She is proud to be (8) ___________________ FIFA's list. She said: "That is a great achievement and something I'm (9) ___________________ I have done." She explained that: "French TV came down to (10) ___________________ the results….I was the (11) ___________________ out….To be in the top three is brilliant." Roche's goal has  (12) ___________________ and her life. She is now a professional footballer in France.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnIrishwomancouldwinFIFA'sGoaloftheYearaward.StephanieRoche
playsinternationalfootballforIreland.Sheisoneofthreepeopleonthelis
t.TheothersareRobinvanPersieandJamesRodriquez.Theliststartedwi
thtenplayers.AfterMsRocheheardthenews,shetoldreporters:"It'sbe
enacrazyday."Rochescoredhergoalforheroldteamin2013.Itisnowan
Internethit,withover2.5millionviews.MsRochethankedeveryoneforv
otingforher.SheisproudtobethefirstwomanonFIFA'slist.Shesaid:"Th
atisagreatachievementandsomethingI'mdelightedtosayIhavedone.
"Sheexplainedthat:"FrenchTVcamedowntowatchmewatchingtheres
ults….Iwasthefirstnamecalledout….Tobeinthetopthreeisbrilliant."Ro
che'sgoalhaschangedhercareerandherlife.Sheisnowaprofessionalfo
otballerinFrance.

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WRITING

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