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"be bounced out" = be eliminated from

"Although there were high expectations from our team, they were quickly bounced out of the tournament."

"roll over" = beat a team convincingly

"The championship team rolled over the competition with ease."

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[ Quiz Script ]

World Cup Soccer
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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mediumWorld Cup Soccerconversationman - woman01:48

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

In what way(s) is the game of soccer similar and/or different from other individual or team sports?

HELPFUL TIP: Soccer is a fun, recreational sport around the world, and it is a very popular sport among kids in the United States. Playing soccer is great for developing teamwork as well as improving your physical health.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. According to the man, his team lost the first match due to __________.
A. bad weather conditions
B. injuries
C. poor officiating

2. What reason was NOT mentioned about why his team lost their second game?
A. The referees made some terrible calls against some players.
B. They were disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct.
C. One of their players shot the ball into the wrong goal.

3. The man's team was winning the final match until ___________.
A. the other team made an amazing comeback
B. some of their players were ejected from the game
C. their fans booed the team and left the stadium

4. Which team does the man want to win the World Cup now?
A. He doesn't care who wins at this point.
B. He wants the host nation to win.
C. He hopes the matches are cancelled.

5. Now that his team is out of the tournament, how is he spending his time?
A. He's been following a golf tournament on TV.
B. He's become interested in an online chess tournament.
C. He's been playing in a local tennis tournament.

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II. Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
What do you think are the three specific keys to becoming a good soccer player and a great soccer team?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Use the Internet to learn three things about the history of soccer around the world. Here are some possible questions:

  • Where and when did the sport begin?
  • What are the basic objectives and rules of the sport?
  • How is the game different from sports such as American football and rugby?
  • Which two or three players in the world have made a significant impact on the game?

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