The Reading / Listening - Bundesliga - Level 1

Germany has the first female referee in Europe's top leagues. Germany's Bundesliga promoted Bibiana Steinhaus on Friday. She is very happy to be the first top-flight female referee. She said: "It's a dream come true. I'm very much looking forward to [it]." She knows people will be watching her. She said: "I am aware that I…will be closely watched by the media". She said she is used to pressure and that she will get used to her new job quickly.



Steinhaus has a lot of experience. She refereed Bundesliga 2 matches for six years. She also 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 happy, relieved and curious. She said: "It was simply a roller-coaster ride of emotions." Her dream was to be a Bundesliga referee. Now that dream has come true.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bundesliga - Level 0 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 female referee
  2. the first top-
  3. It's a dream
  4. I'm very much looking
  5. She knows people will
  6. closely watched
  7. She said she is used to
  8. she will get used
  1. forward to it
  2. pressure
  3. flight female referee
  4. to her new job quickly
  5. in Europe's top leagues
  6. be watching her
  7. come true
  8. by the media

Paragraph 2

  1. Steinhaus has a lot of
  2. She refereed Bundesliga 2 matches
  3. She also refereed a women’s
  4. the women's gold
  5. After she heard about
  6. happy, relieved and
  7. a roller-coaster
  8. Now that dream
  1. World Cup final
  2. curious
  3. her new job
  4. ride
  5. medal match
  6. experience
  7. has come true
  8. for six years

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Germany (1) ___________________ female referee in Europe's top leagues. Germany's Bundesliga promoted Bibiana Steinhaus on Friday. (2) ___________________ happy to be the first top-flight female referee. She said: "(3) ___________________ come true. I'm very much (4) ___________________ [it]." She knows people will be watching her. She said: "(5) ___________________ that I…will be closely watched by the media". She said she is used to pressure and that (6) ___________________ to her new job quickly.

Steinhaus (7) ___________________ experience. She refereed Bundesliga 2 (8) ___________________ years. She also refereed a women’s World Cup (9) ___________________ women's gold medal match at the Olympics. After she (10) ___________________ new job, she was "speechless". She was also happy, relieved and curious. She said: "(11) ___________________ roller-coaster ride of emotions." Her dream was to be a Bundesliga referee. Now that (12) ___________________ true.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GermanyhasthefirstfemalerefereeinEurope'stopleagues.Germany's
BundesligapromotedBibianaSteinhausonFriday.Sheisveryhappytob
ethefirsttop-flightfemalereferee.Shesaid:"It'sadreamcometrue.I'
mverymuchlookingforwardto[it]."Sheknowspeoplewillbewatchingh
er.Shesaid:"IamawarethatI…willbecloselywatchedbythemedia".Sh
esaidsheisusedtopressureandthatshewillgetusedtohernewjobquickl
y.Steinhaushasalotofexperience.SherefereedBundesliga2matchesf
orsixyears.Shealsorefereedawomen’sWorldCupfinalandthewomen'
sgoldmedalmatchattheOlympics.Aftersheheardabouthernewjob,sh
ewas"speechless".Shewasalsohappy,relievedandcurious.Shesaid:"
Itwassimplyaroller-coasterrideofemotions."HerdreamwastobeaBu
ndesligareferee.Nowthatdreamhascometrue.

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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Free writing

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