The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Spain is in shock after all the country's football games may not go ahead after May 16. This affects the final, championship-deciding rounds of matches in La Liga. This is because of a dispute between the Spanish football federation and TV companies over money. The suspension could affect 600,000 football players and 30,000 matches. Barcelona currently lead rivals Real Madrid by just two points, with three games left. There is still time for a deal.



The Spanish government wants all teams to bargain together over TV money. Currently, nearly half of all money goes to Barcelona and Real Madrid because they can negotiate their own deals. The Spanish federation said the government lacked respect for interfering in football. It said it was not included in talks on the new TV rights law. In another twist, players have threatened to strike for not being part of the talks.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32619740
  • http://www.eurosport.com/football/liga/2014-2015/reports-spanish-domestic-football-suspends-end-of-season-matches_sto4715138/story.shtml
  • http://www.90min.com/posts/2135982-spanish-football-suspended-indefinitely-from-16th-may-after-dispute-with-government


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Spain is

a.

600,000 football players

2.

may not go

b.

by just two points

3.

championship-deciding

c.

dispute

4.

This is because of a

d.

in shock

5.

the Spanish football

e.

for a deal

6.

The suspension could affect

f.

rounds of matches

7.

Barcelona currently lead rivals Real Madrid

g.

ahead

8.

There is still time

h.

federation



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

bargain together

a.

rights law

2.

nearly half

b.

in football

3.

they can negotiate

c.

to strike

4.

the government lacked

d.

over TV money

5.

interfering

e.

of the talks

6.

talks on the new TV

f.

their own deals

7.

players have threatened

g.

respect

8.

not being part

h.

of all money

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Spain (1) ___________________ all the country's football games may not go ahead after May 16. (2) ___________________ final, championship-deciding rounds of matches in La Liga. This is (3) ___________________ between the Spanish football federation and TV companies over money. The suspension (4) ___________________ football players and 30,000 matches. Barcelona (5) ___________________ Real Madrid by just two points, with three games left. There is still (6) ___________________.

The Spanish government wants all teams (7) ___________________ over TV money. Currently, (8) ___________________ money goes to Barcelona and Real Madrid because they can (9) ___________________ deals. The Spanish federation said the government lacked (10) ___________________ in football. It said it was not included (11) ___________________ new TV rights law. In another twist, players have threatened (12) ___________________ being part of the talks.





FOOTBALL SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about football in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about football for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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