The Reading / Listening - Sadio Mane - Level 4

Senegal's Sadio Mane is the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year. Mane, 27, beat his teammate Mohamed Salah to win. Mane helped his team Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019. He was prolific in attack and scored 30 goals in the 2018-19 season. This meant he was co-winner of last season's Premier League Golden Boot. This is awarded to the league's top goalscorer. Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala was the women's Player of the Year.



Mane was ecstatic at winning. It is the fourth time he has been shortlisted. He said at the awards ceremony: "I'm really happy and proud to win this. Football is my job. I love it. I would like to thank my family, my national team, staff, the federation and Liverpool." He said the Senegalese people would be pleased with his win, saying: "They will be glad watching me win this award, especially the people in my village whom I promised I would win."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sadio Mane - Level 5 or  Sadio Mane - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51020846
  • https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/mane-beats-salah-mahrez-to-caf-african-player-of-the-year/1x3219b4yuo041ly8l64lb1pvr
  • https://www.africanews.com/2020/01/07/senegal-s-sadio-mane-is-african-player-of-the-year-2019/


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. Player
  2. beat his
  3. Mane helped his team
  4. He was prolific
  5. in the 2018-19
  6. he was co-
  7. the league's top
  8. the women's
  1. in attack
  2. winner
  3. of the Year
  4. Player of the Year
  5. Liverpool win
  6. goalscorer
  7. teammate
  8. season

Paragraph 2

  1. Mane was ecstatic
  2. It is the fourth time he has
  3. the awards
  4. I'm really happy and
  5. my national
  6. the Senegalese people
  7. They will be glad watching
  8. I promised
  1. ceremony
  2. me win
  3. would be pleased
  4. I would win
  5. been shortlisted
  6. at winning
  7. proud to win this
  8. team

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Senegal's Sadio Mane is the (1) ___________________ Football's Player of the Year. Mane, 27, (2) ___________________ Mohamed Salah to win. Mane helped his team Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019. He was (3) ___________________ and scored 30 goals in the 2018-19 season. This meant he (4) ___________________ last season's Premier League Golden Boot. This (5) ___________________ the league's top goalscorer. Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala (6) ___________________ Player of the Year.

Mane was (7) ___________________. It is the fourth time he has been shortlisted. He said at (8) ___________________: "I'm really happy and (9) ___________________ this. Football is my job. I love it. I would like to thank my family, (10) ___________________, staff, the federation and Liverpool." He said the Senegalese people (11) ___________________ with his win, saying: "They will be glad watching me win this award, especially the people in my village (12) ___________________ I would win."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Senegal'sSadioManeistheConfederationofAfricanFootball'sPlayeroft
heYear.Mane,27,beathisteammateMohamedSalahtowin.Manehelpe
dhisteamLiverpoolwintheChampionsLeaguein2019.Hewasprolificin
attackandscored30goalsinthe2018-19season.Thismeanthewasco-
winneroflastseason'sPremierLeagueGoldenBoot.Thisisawardedtoth
eleague'stopgoalscorer.Nigeria'sAsisatOshoalawasthewomen'sPlay
eroftheYearManewasecstaticatwinning.Itisthefourthtimehehasbee
nshortlisted.Hesaidattheawardsceremony:"I'mreallyhappyandprou
dtowinthis.Footballismyjob.Iloveit.Iwouldliketothankmyfamily,my
nationalteam,staff,thefederationandLiverpool."HesaidtheSenegale
sepeoplewouldbepleasedwithhiswin,saying:"Theywillbegladwatchi
ngmewinthisaward,especiallythepeopleinmyvillagewhomIpromised
Iwouldwin."

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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