The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Football fans in England are celebrating a fairytale win. Leicester City won England's Premier League for the first time in their 132-year history. They beat many big teams to the title. It may be the greatest win in sports history. Leicester were bottom of the 20-team League last year. They changed their style of play and got new players and a new coach. They became almost unbeatable. They won the title on Monday and their supporters went crazy.



Leicester got to the Premier League two years ago. They were favourites to go back down again. No one gave them a chance of winning the League. They were 5,000-1 against winning the title. If you had put a $1 bet on them to win, you could now collect $5,000. Leicester's team cost less to buy than just one star in the top teams. Two Leicester players won awards in England. It is also likely that Leicester's manager will be world coach of the year.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 0 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/sports/soccer/leicester-city-clinches-premier-league-title.html?_r=0
  • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/02/476498542/longshot-leicester-city-win-english-premiere-league-title
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/05/03/leicester-citys-astounding-premier-league-win-a-huge-loss-for-british-bookmakers/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

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Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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Answers

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