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A football team in England have had a fairytale win. Leicester City won the Premier League for the first time in their 132-year history. They beat many big teams. It may be the greatest win in sports history. Leicester changed their style of play and got new players. They became almost unbeatable. Their fans went crazy.



No one gave Leicester a chance of winning the League. They were 5,000-1 against winning the title. If you had put a $1 bet on them, you could now get $5,000. Leicester's team cost less than just one star in the top teams. Two Leicester players won awards in England. Leicester's manager may also be world coach of the year.

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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

Paragraph 1

  1. A football team in England have
  2. for the first time in their 132-
  3. They beat many big
  4. It may be the greatest win
  5. Leicester changed their style
  6. got new
  7. They became almost
  8. Their fans
  1. of play
  2. unbeatable
  3. year history
  4. went crazy
  5. had a fairytale win
  6. in sports history
  7. players
  8. teams

Paragraph 2

  1. No one gave Leicester a
  2. They were 5,000-1 against
  3. If you had put a $1 bet
  4. you could now
  5. Leicester's team cost less
  6. the top
  7. Two Leicester players won
  8. world coach
  1. awards in England
  2. on them
  3. teams
  4. winning the title
  5. of the year
  6. chance of winning
  7. than just one star
  8. get $5,000

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A football team in England have (1) ___________________ win. Leicester City won the Premier League (2) __________________ in their (3) ___________________. They beat many big teams. It may be the (4) ___________________ sports history. Leicester changed their (5) ___________________ and got new players. They became almost unbeatable. Their (6) ___________________.

No one gave Leicester (7) ___________________ winning the League. They were 5,000-1 (8) ___________________ the title. If you had put a $1 (9) ___________________, you could now get $5,000. Leicester's team cost (10) ___________________ one star in the top teams. Two Leicester players (11) ___________________ England. Leicester's manager may also be world (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AfootballteaminEnglandhavehadafairytalewin.LeicesterCitywonthe
PremierLeagueforthefirsttimeintheir132-yearhistory.Theybeatm
anybigteams.Itmaybethegreatestwininsportshistory.Leicesterchan
gedtheirstyleofplayandgotnewplayers.Theybecamealmostunbeata
ble.Theirfanswentcrazy.NoonegaveLeicesterachanceofwinningtheL
eague.Theywere5,000-1againstwinningthetitle.Ifyouhadputa$1be
tonthem,youcouldnowget$5,000.Leicester'steamcostlessthanjusto
nestarinthetopteams.TwoLeicesterplayerswonawardsinEngland.Lei
cester'smanagermayalsobeworldcoachoftheyear.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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