The Reading / Listening - Bundesliga - Level 0

Germany has the first female referee in Europe's top leagues. Her name is Bibiana Steinhaus. She is very happy. She said: "It's a dream come true." She is looking forward to her new job. She knows people and the media will be watching her. She is used to pressure. She will get used to her new job quickly.



Steinhaus has a lot of experience. She refereed a women’s World Cup final and the women's gold medal match at the Olympics. After she heard about her new job, she was "speechless". She was also curious. She said her feelings changed like a "roller-coaster ride". Her dream was to be a Bundesliga referee. Her dream came true.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bundesliga - Level 1 Bundesliga - Level 2   or  Bundesliga - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39978823
  • http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/bibiana-steinhaus-to-become-bundesliga-s-first-female-referee-444644.jsp
  • http://www.bavarianfootballworks.com/2017/5/20/15668332/bibiana-steinhaus-first-female-referee-bundesliga-history


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

Paragraph 1

  1. the first
  2. in Europe's top
  3. She is very
  4. It's a dream come
  5. She is looking
  6. the media will
  7. She is used
  8. She will get used to
  1. forward to her new job
  2. happy
  3. to pressure
  4. be watching her
  5. female referee
  6. her new job
  7. leagues
  8. true

Paragraph 2

  1. Steinhaus has a lot
  2. She refereed a
  3. the women's gold
  4. After she heard
  5. she was
  6. She said her feelings
  7. like a roller-coaster
  8. Her dream
  1. speechless
  2. medal match
  3. ride
  4. women’s World Cup final
  5. changed
  6. of experience
  7. came true
  8. about her new job

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Germany (1) ___________________ female referee in Europe's top leagues. Her name is Bibiana Steinhaus. She (2) _________________. She said: "(3) ___________________ come true." She is (4) ___________________ to her new job. She knows people and (5) ___________________ be watching her. She is used to pressure. She will get (6) ___________________ new job quickly.

Steinhaus (7) ___________________ experience. She refereed a women’s World Cup (8) ___________________ women's gold medal match at the Olympics. After she (9) ___________________ her new job, she was "speechless". She (10) ___________________. She said her feelings changed like a "(11) ___________________". Her dream was to be a Bundesliga referee. Her (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GermanyhasthefirstfemalerefereeinEurope'stopleagues.Hernameis
BibianaSteinhaus.Sheisveryhappy.Shesaid:"It'sadreamcometrue."
Sheislookingforwardtohernewjob.Sheknowspeopleandthemediawill
bewatchingher.Sheisusedtopressure.Shewillgetusedtohernewjobq
uickly.Steinhaushasalotofexperience.Sherefereedawomen’sWorldC
upfinalandthewomen'sgoldmedalmatchattheOlympics.Aftershehea
rdabouthernewjob,shewas"speechless".Shewasalsocurious.Shesai
dherfeelingschangedlikea"roller-coasterride".Herdreamwastob
eaBundesligareferee.Herdreamcametrue.

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

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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