The Reading / Listening - Sadio Mane - Level 5

Senegal's Sadio Mane is the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year. Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala is the African Women's Player of the Year. Mane, 27, beat Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah to win the award. He helped his team Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019. Mane was prolific in attack and scored 30 goals in the 2018-19 season. He was also the co-winner of last season's Premier League Golden Boot, which is awarded to the league's top goalscorer. He shared this award with Salah and Arsenal's striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.



Mane was ecstatic at winning. He finished second and third in the previous two seasons. It is the fourth time he has been shortlisted. He told journalists 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 added: "I would like to thank all of the Senegalese who supported me during my journey....They will be glad watching me win this award, especially the people in my village whom I promised I would win. I cannot describe my feelings...and emotions."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sadio Mane - Level 4 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. Confederation of
  2. Mane, 27, beat Liverpool
  3. He helped his
  4. Mane was prolific
  5. scored 30 goals in
  6. He was also the co-
  7. awarded to the league's
  8. He shared this award
  1. in attack
  2. winner
  3. teammate
  4. with Salah
  5. team Liverpool win
  6. the 2018-19 season
  7. African Football
  8. top goalscorer

Paragraph 2

  1. Mane was ecstatic
  2. in the previous
  3. the fourth time he has
  4. the awards
  5. I'm really happy and
  6. the Senegalese
  7. especially the people
  8. describe my feelings
  1. been shortlisted
  2. proud to win
  3. and emotions
  4. who supported me
  5. in my village
  6. ceremony
  7. at winning
  8. two seasons

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Senegal's Sadio Mane is the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year. Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala (1) ___________________ Women's Player of the Year. Mane, 27, beat Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah to (2) ___________________. He helped his team Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019. Mane was (3) ___________________ and scored 30 goals in the 2018-19 season. He was also the co-winner (4) ___________________ Premier League Golden Boot, which (5) ___________________ the league's top goalscorer. He (6) ___________________ with Salah and Arsenal's striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mane (7) ___________________ winning. He finished second and third in the previous two seasons. It is the fourth time he (8) ___________________. He told journalists at (9) ___________________: "I'm really happy and proud to win this. Football is my job. I love it. I would like to thank my family, (10) ___________________, staff, the federation and Liverpool." He added: "I would like to thank all of the Senegalese who supported me (11) ___________________....They will be glad watching me win this award, especially the people in my village whom I promised I would win. I cannot describe my (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Senegal'sSadioManeistheConfederationofAfricanFootball'sPlayeroft
heYear.Nigeria'sAsisatOshoalaistheAfricanWomen'sPlayeroftheYea
r.Mane,27,beatLiverpoolteammateMohamedSalahtowintheaward.
HehelpedhisteamLiverpoolwintheChampionsLeaguein2019.Manew
asprolificinattackandscored30goalsinthe2018-19season.Hewasa
lsotheco-winneroflastseason'sPremierLeagueGoldenBoot,whichi
sawardedtotheleague'stopgoalscorer.HesharedthisawardwithSalah
andArsenal'sstrikerPierre-EmerickAubameyang.Manewasecstati
catwinning.Hefinishedsecondandthirdintheprevioustwoseasons.Itis
thefourthtimehehasbeenshortlisted.Hetoldjournalistsattheawardsc
eremony:"I'mreallyhappyandproudtowinthis.Footballismyjob.Ilove
it.Iwouldliketothankmyfamily,mynationalteam,staff,thefederationa
ndLiverpool."Headded:"IwouldliketothankalloftheSenegalesewhos
upportedmeduringmyjourney....Theywillbegladwatchingmewinthis
award,especiallythepeopleinmyvillagewhomIpromisedIwouldwin.I
cannotdescribemyfeelings...andemotions."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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