The Reading / Listening - Level 2

An Irish woman could win the prize for FIFA's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche, 26, plays international football for Ireland. She is one of three people on the list. The other two are Holland's Robin van Persie and Colombia's James Rodriquez. The list started with ten players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After Ms Roche heard the news, she told reporters: "It's been a crazy day." Roche scored her goal for her old team Peamount United on October 20, 2013. It is now an Internet sensation, with over 2.5 million views.



Ms Roche thanked everyone for voting for her. She asked people to keep voting. She is proud to be the first woman on FIFA's list. She said: "I'm the first woman to do it. Obviously, that is a great achievement and something I'm delighted to say I have done." She explained how she heard the news, saying: "French TV came down to watch me watching the results, as it was live on YouTube. 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. She plays for ASPTT Albi.

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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:

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n Irish woman could win

a.

with ten players

2.

She is one

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sensation

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people on

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heard the news

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The list started

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the prize

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After Ms Roche

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of three

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It's been a

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views

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It is now an Internet

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crazy day

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over 2.5 million

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the list



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Ms Roche thanked everyone

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woman on FIFA's list

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She asked people

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the news

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She is proud to be the first

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her career

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that is a great

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to say

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something I'm delighted

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for voting for her

6.

She explained how she heard

f.

results

7.

watching the

g.

to keep voting

8.

Roche's goal has changed

h.

achievement

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

An Irish woman (1) ___________________ for FIFA's Goal of the Year award. Stephanie Roche, 26, plays international football for Ireland. She (2) ___________________ people on the list. The other two are Holland's Robin van Persie and Colombia's James Rodriquez. The (3) ___________________ ten players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After Ms Roche (4) ___________________, she told reporters: "It's (5) ___________________." Roche scored her goal for her old team Peamount United on October 20, 2013. It is now an Internet sensation, with (6) ___________________.

Ms Roche thanked everyone (7) ___________________. She asked people to keep voting. She (8) ___________________ first woman on FIFA's list. She said: "I'm the first woman to do it. Obviously, that is a (9) ___________________ and something I'm delighted to say I have done." She explained how she heard the news, saying: "French TV came down to (10) ___________________ the results, as it was live on YouTube. I was the first name called out….To be in the top (11) ___________________." Roche's goal has changed her career and her life. She is (12) ___________________ footballer in France. She plays for ASPTT Albi.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnIrishwomancouldwintheprizeforFIFA'sGoaloftheYearaward.Step
hanieRoche,26,playsinternationalfootballforIreland.Sheisoneofthre
epeopleonthelist.TheothertwoareHolland'sRobinvanPersieandColo
mbia'sJamesRodriquez.Theliststartedwithtenplayers,includingZlata
nIbrahimovic.AfterMsRocheheardthenews,shetoldreporters:"It'sbe
enacrazyday."RochescoredhergoalforheroldteamPeamountUnitedo
nOctober20,2013.ItisnowanInternetsensation,withover2.5millionvi
ews.MsRochethankedeveryoneforvotingforher.Sheaskedpeopletok
eepvoting.SheisproudtobethefirstwomanonFIFA'slist.Shesaid:"I'mt
hefirstwomantodoit.Obviously,thatisagreatachievementandsometh
ingI'mdelightedtosayIhavedone."Sheexplainedhowsheheardthene
ws,saying:"FrenchTVcamedowntowatchmewatchingtheresults,asit
wasliveonYouTube.Iwasthefirstnamecalledout….Tobeinthetopthree
isbrilliant."Roche'sgoalhaschangedhercareerandherlife.Sheisnowa
professionalfootballerinFrance.SheplaysforASPTTAlbi.

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