The Reading / Listening - Football Fans - Level 0

Football fans plan to sue Italian soccer club Juventus. The club had a contract to play Cristiano Ronaldo for 45 minutes in a game against a K League team, but he did not play. Fans want money. They sang the name of Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi at the game. One fan wrote: "I'm no longer a Ronaldo fan."



The angry fans saw a lawyer in Seoul. They want $850 each for the stress of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer said this was "a special case". He said Juventus used "false advertising" to get Ronaldo's fans to buy tickets. He added: "Some of the fans are very passionate. They are real fans....It is very painful because they love Ronaldo."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Football Fans - Level 1 Football Fans - Level 2   or  Football Fans - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49168694
  • https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/south-korean-fans-sue-for-mental-anguish-after-ronaldo-sits-out-seoul-friendly-1.3971970
  • https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2019/07/661_273116.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. Football fans plan to
  2. The club had a
  3. play Cristiano Ronaldo
  4. in a game against
  5. he did
  6. Fans want
  7. They sang the name
  8. I'm no longer
  1. contract
  2. a K League team
  3. a Ronaldo fan
  4. not play
  5. sue
  6. of Ronaldo's rival
  7. for 45 minutes
  8. money

Paragraph 2

  1. The angry fans saw
  2. They want $850
  3. the stress of Ronaldo's
  4. A lawyer said this was
  5. Juventus used false
  6. get Ronaldo's fans to
  7. Some of the fans are very
  8. It is very painful because
  1. no-show
  2. they love Ronaldo
  3. advertising
  4. passionate
  5. a lawyer
  6. "a special case"
  7. each
  8. buy tickets

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Football fans (1) ___________________ Italian soccer club Juventus. The club (2) ___________________ to play Cristiano Ronaldo for 45 minutes (3) ___________________ against a K League team, but he (4) ___________________. Fans want money. They (5) ___________________ of Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi at the game. One fan wrote: "I'm (6) ___________________ Ronaldo fan."

The angry fans (7) ___________________ in Seoul. They want $850 each (8) ___________________ of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer said this was "(9) ___________________". He said Juventus used (10) ___________________ get Ronaldo's fans to buy tickets. He added: "Some of the fans (11) ___________________. They are real fans....It is very painful (12) ___________________ Ronaldo."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FootballfansplantosueItaliansoccerclubJuventus.Theclubhadacontr
acttoplayCristianoRonaldofor45minutesinagameagainstaKLeaguet
eam,buthedidnotplay.Fanswantmoney.TheysangthenameofRonald
o'srivalLionelMessiatthegame.Onefanwrote:"I'mnolongeraRonaldo
fan."TheangryfanssawalawyerinSeoul.Theywant$850eachforthestr
essofRonaldo'sno-show.Alawyersaidthiswas"aspecialcase".HesaidJ
uventusused"falseadvertising"togetRonaldo'sfanstobuytickets.Hea
dded:"Someofthefansareverypassionate.Theyarerealfans....Itisver
ypainfulbecausetheyloveRonaldo."

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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