The Reading / Listening - Cheerleaders - Level 4

American Football fans are in for a surprise because for the first time ever, an NFL team will have male cheerleaders. The Los Angeles Rams have recruited two men as part of its cheer squad. They will be the first men in NFL history to dance alongside female cheerleaders. The two men are both classically trained dancers. They have years of experience. They were selected after three weeks of auditions and interviews.



The captain of the cheerleaders squad said: "They really just fit the bill to be a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader. They are intelligent...eloquent...and more than qualified to be ambassadors." She added: "They bring so much energy and there's something so magnetic about their performance that you really can't take your eyes off them." The men were humbled at being chosen. They want to prove that "boys can dance too".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Cheerleaders - Level 5 or  Cheerleaders - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/rams/2018/03/28/los-angeles-rams-male-cheerleaders-make-nfl-history/466967002/
  • http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/male-cheerleaders-nfl-history-describe-lengthy-la-rams/story?id=54063851
  • https://ca.news.yahoo.com/male-cheerleaders-coming-nfl-first-time-ever-boys-can-dance-163344800.html


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. fans are in
  2. recruited
  3. the first men
  4. dance alongside female
  5. classically
  6. They have years
  7. They were selected
  8. auditions and
  1. of experience
  2. in NFL history
  3. interviews
  4. for a surprise
  5. after three weeks
  6. cheerleaders
  7. trained dancers
  8. two men

Paragraph 2

  1. The captain
  2. They really just fit
  3. more than
  4. They bring so
  5. something so magnetic about
  6. you really can't take your
  7. The men were humbled
  8. prove that boys
  1. eyes off them
  2. much energy
  3. at being chosen
  4. qualified
  5. can dance too
  6. of the cheerleaders
  7. their performance
  8. the bill

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

American Football fans (1) ___________________ a surprise because for the (2) ___________________, an NFL team will have male cheerleaders. The Los Angeles Rams have recruited two men (3) ___________________ its cheer squad. They will be the (4) ___________________ NFL history (5) ___________________ female cheerleaders. The two men are both classically trained dancers. They have years of experience. They were selected after three weeks of (6) ___________________.

The (7) ___________________ cheerleaders squad said: "They really just (8) ___________________ to be a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader. They are intelligent...eloquent...and (9) ___________________ to be ambassadors." She added: "They (10) ___________________ energy and there's something so magnetic about their performance that you really can't (11) ___________________ off them." The men were humbled at being chosen. They want (12) ___________________ "boys can dance too".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmericanFootballfansareinforasurprisebecauseforthefirsttimeever,
anNFLteamwillhavemalecheerleaders.TheLosAngelesRamshaverec
ruitedtwomenaspartofitscheersquad.TheywillbethefirstmeninNFLhi
storytodancealongsidefemalecheerleaders.Thetwomenarebothclas
sicallytraineddancers.Theyhaveyearsofexperience.Theywereselect
edafterthreeweeksofauditionsandinterviews.Thecaptainofthecheerl
eaderssquadsaid:"TheyreallyjustfitthebilltobeaLosAngelesRamsch
eerleader.Theyareintelligent...eloquent...andmorethanqualifiedtob
eambassadors."Sheadded:"Theybringsomuchenergyandthere'sso
methingsomagneticabouttheirperformancethatyoureallycan'ttakey
oureyesoffthem."Themenwerehumbledatbeingchosen.Theywantto
provethat"boyscandancetoo".

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) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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