|intermediate||World Cup Soccer||man – woman||01:48|
In what way(s) is the game of soccer similar and/or different from other individual or team sports?
“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.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Well, in the first match, two of their star players were out with nagging injuries, so the rest of the players, unfortunately, just couldn't keep up with the opposing team.
Man: Yea, but that's beside the point. And, and then, in the second game, the refs made some terrible calls, allowing the opposing team to slip by with a victory. I mean, we were robbed on that one.
Man: And finally, our team was ahead in the final watch---I mean they were way out ahead until the other team rallied in the final three minutes of play to squeak out a victory.
Woman: So, who are you rooting for now, seeing that your team has been eliminated? Man: Ah, I can't watch any more soccer, so I've been following an online chess tournament. (In other words, he doesn't care who wins, or at least, he doesn't mention anyone.)
Man: Ah, I can't watch any more soccer, so I've been following an online chess tournament.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What do you think are the three specific keys to becoming a good soccer player and a great soccer team?
Use the Internet to learn three things about the history of soccer around the world. Here are some possible questions: