英超英语 “Arsenal Player Drinks 4 Pints of Beer Before Match – Then Outplays Liverpool!

“Arsenal Player Drinks 4 Pints of Beer Before Match – Then Outplays Liverpool!

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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on former Arsenal Player Ray Parlour’s Interview about how he drank 4 Pints of Beer before playing Liverpool.

 

Follow these steps:

 

  1. Read the questions.
  2. Watch the video.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.

Questions:

 

1.Who was Arsenal manager back then?

2.Who sponsored Liverpool?

3.How many minutes did Parlour have to play?

4.How much did Parlour have to pay in fines?

 

Script:

 

Interviewer:  Ray, I have to now. I’m plumping up a big cushion.  I’m making my self comfortable.  Tell us of the day, you were forced to play drunk.

Ray Parlour:  Ah, well, I wasn’t drunk.  Erm, it was…

Interviewer:  How much had you had to drink?

Ray Parlour:  It was, it was at Anfield.  I was a youngster and in them days, you took a lot of the players in the squad so there were six or seven left out..

Interviewer:  Because there weren’t so many subs..

Ray Parlour:  Yeah, you know,  George Graham back then was manager, Stewart Houston was the Assistant, I was a youngster, I’m learning my trade and I said to one of the other older pros “So what do we do now?” He said: “Well, let’s go and have a few pints”

Interviewer:  This is before the game?

Ray Parlour:  We’ve got our suits on, so off I go obviously not involved in the game…

Interviewer:  Liverpool are sponsored by Carlsberg…

Ray Parlour:  Yeah, we were in the Carlsberg lounge..Free beer which is great.  So we were all in there, we were all having a few pints and whatever, then 10 minutes before kick off Stewart Houston our Assistant manager has only gone and burst in to the room..”The boss is going mad..what are you doing?”  I said: “Well, I’m having a few pints I’m gonna go and watch the game now..10 minutes before kick off.”  He said: “No, you get downstairs now..” And I’m like that with half a pint…

Interviewer: Somebody’s been injured in the warm up..?

Ray Parlour:  Someone’s been injured in the warm up, you’re next taxi on the rank.

Interviewer:  You’re sub!

Ray Parlour:  Yeah, I’m like that “Oh my God”

Interviewer:  Hold on, what did Andy Linighan say?

 

Ray Parlour:  Andy Linighan said: “Well, let him at least finish his pint!”  Which I didn’t, to be fair.  I did put straight on the bar, went downstairs and then I got changed, and George Graham I was thinking: “It’s OK, he won’t put me on”.  I’m stinking of booze on the bench.  20 minutes to go: “Go and warm up, you’re going on”.  I’m like that: “What?! 20 minutes! I don’t mind doing 2 minutes not 20”.  So as I’m running down the line, all the Liverpool subs are going: “Was you out last night?” and I’m, like, “No, I’ve just had four pints in the bar upstairs!”.  So I get on the pitch and I have a really good game to be fair – I think I set the goal up, and it was one of them situations where I got in after the game “How did I get away with that?” George Graham.  “Well done, son, when you come on. You done really well for us. But he went round a few of the other players, he went straight back to me.  He said to me: “You were in the bar before the game, two weeks wages fine!”. Bring the money Monday morning to my office.

Interviewer:  Can I ask you a question, Ray?

Ray Parlour: I got fined two weeks wages, so instead of going up to the bar and having free drinks, it cost me…I was on about 300 quid a week then… it cost me..600 quid it cost me!

 

 

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英超英语 – A Taxi Tour of London – with Lukas Podolski

英超英语 – A Taxi Tour of London – with Lukas Podolski

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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.

This will be a listening exercise as we follow Lukas Podolski touring London in a taxi.

 

Follow these steps:

 

  1. Read the questions.
  2. Watch the video.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.

 

Questions:

  1. How long has Podolski got to take the tour?
  2. How old is Smithfield Meat Market?
  3. How old is St Bartholomew’s Hospital?
  4. Why is there only one public statue of Henry the 8th?
  5. Who built St. Paul’s Cathdral?
  6. How many rooms in Buckingham Palace?
  7. What date did the Great Fire of London start?

 
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Script:

Taxi Driver:  Hello mate.  Where would you like to go?

Podolski:  I’d like to go all around London please.

Taxi:  How long have you got?

Podolski:  I only have two hours.

Taxi:  You better jump in then!

Podolski:  Come on.

 

Podolski:  What’s the first stop?

Taxi:  First is Smithfield meat market.

Podolski:  How many places should we do in two hours?

Taxi:  We should get to about twenty. Yeah, Smithfield Meat Market has been trading meat for over 800 years.

Podolski:  800 years?

Taxi:   Yeah, it’s one of the oldest markets in London.  They have specialists in German sausages in there.

Podolski:  They have German food or Polish food there?

Taxi:  Yeah everything.  It’s all there Lukas.

 

Podolski:  So what is the next stop?

Taxi:  OK, so we’re going to St Bartholomew’s Hospital.  It’s the oldest hospital in London and the oldest surviving hospital in England.  It’s over 900 years old.

Podolski:  900 years? OK.

 

Taxi:  That’s the only public statue of Henry the 8th in London.   Nobody else will have a public statue because he got rid of all the churches and all the monasteries.

Podolski:  Let’s go to the next place.  Let’s go.

Taxi:  What do you do for a living Lukas?

Podolski:  I’m the kit man for Arsenal.  Look around the players, all the shirts and things..

Taxi:  Do you?

Podolski:  Where we go now?

Taxi:  We’re going to St Paul’s Cathedral.  Yeah. It was built in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren.

 

Taxi:  Yeah, we’re going to a square called Trafalgar Square and it was built in memory of Lord Nelson, who fought against the Spanish and French, and there’s four lions at the bottom of the column that protect against anybody that’s trying to damage the column.

 

Taxi:  Ok, we’re going to St. James Palace.  It was built by Henry the 8th.

Guard:  Get back!

Taxi:  Where we’re going now, Buckingham Palace.  That’s got 600 rooms. And the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh they’ve got 12 rooms…

Podolski:  The Queen lives there?

Taxi:  The Queen lives there, Buckingham Palace that is correct.  There’s a flag at the top of the Palace.  If the flag is flying she’s in, if the flag isn’t flying she’s not there.

Podolski:  Buckingham Palace – done!

 

Taxi:   This is here, Lukas.  Just in front of us.  That’s Westminster Abbey.

Podolski:  How many cabins are there in the London eye?

Taxi:  There’s 32 pods.  And they can hold 25 persons in each pod.

Podolski:  How many?  25?

Taxi:  25 yeah.

Podolski:  Let’s go to the London eye.

 

Taxi:  OK, the next stop is the Shakespeare Globe Theatre.   Lukas, do you know any Shakespeare?

Podolski:  No.

Taxi:  OK.

Podolski:  To be, or not to be, this was the question.

 

Taxi:  OK guys.  We’re just on London Bridge now.  On the right hand side you’ll see Tower Bridge.

Podolski:  When was the Great Fire of London.

Taxi:  Yeah, the Great Fire started on the 2nd September 1666 and it destroyed London.  It burned for 5 days long.

Podolski:  Completely? Yeah?

Taxi:  Completely.  It was 1 and a half miles by half a mile in ash.

 

Podolski:  So tell us about the Tower of London please.

Taxi:  Ok, the Tower of London, Lukas, is nearly a thousand years old.  And it still remains there.  It was built by William the Conqueror.  It’s been an Armoury, it’s been a zoo.  It’s been a place of protection.  It’s also been the home of the crown jewels since 1332.

 

Podolski:  Here we go, baby.  Tower Bridge!  Hey, driver..

Taxi:  Yeah?

Podolski:  You know where this is?

Taxi:  No..

Podolski:  This is home – N5.


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英超英语 The Difference Between the French and the English at Arsenal!

英超英语 The Differences Between The French and The English!

– by Arsenal’s Ray Parlour

 
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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on Ray Parlour’s stories about the differences between the French and the English players at Arsenal when he played.

Follow these steps:

 

  1. Read the questions.
  2. Watch the video.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.

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Script:

I think the foreign lads changed it.  The foreign lads changed the situation.  Different mentality.  The English lads would all go out, you know, have a pint after the game and don’t think nothing of it.  The French lads, woah…”What are you drinking all that for?” They couldn’t understand.  It’s only mentalities.  But then they might have a cigarette and we’d be like that: “Why are they smoking for?”

I remember not having a drink for 12 or 13 days on tour, really concentrating.  I’m feeling so fit, everybody’s saying this is fantastic, we’re really looking fit now and great. So the last night we have a meeting, he’s really happy, says what a great camp we’ve had, fantastic, we’re going home tomorrow so you guys can do whatever you like tonight, go to the pub, because he knew you had a beer every now and then.  Off we went, I remember Steve Bould was in our team at the time, and Gilles Grimandi had just signed for us, one of the French lads we had Remi Garde, Gilles Grimandi, Patrick Vieira, Manu Petit.  So they was all going that way, to the coffee shop, and the English lads were all going to the pub, so that was the difference.

So Gilles Grimandi went, he was a really good lad, Gilles, he went: “Do you mind if I come out with you guys?”

I went “Yeah, Gilles, you’ll have a much better time with us”.

So as we walked into the pub, I always remember Steve Bould coming up to the bar, there was probably five of us, and Gilles Grimandi.  Steve Bould went to Gilles Grimandi, “What do you want to drink?”.  He goes: “Small glass of wine”.  “OK, no problem.  Small glass of wine…” and he went “35 pints as well”.  And there was only five of us.  And they lined them all up, like that…  And Gilles Grimandi was like this…I always remember his face, he went: “Is anybody else coming?”  I went: “no this is it, Gilles. 7 each”…”What?!”.  He couldn’t get his head round it, the lads, the first two didn’t touch the sides.  He was like this: “I can’t believe you can drink that much” and all that.  Anyway, so now we’re a little bit tipsy ‘coz we haven’t had a drink for 12 days.  So we’re walking down to the next pub, we’re going to go to another pub now, and I remember walking past all the French lads and they’re all smoking. A lot of them, Patrick and Manu Petit and I’m thinking “How can we win the league this year?  We’re all drinking and they’re all smoking and what happened?  We win the Double that year, so it just shows you that sometimes you can let your hair down it doesn’t harm you too much and I think the French lads really enjoyed being around the English lads, the mentality was totally different, it was more of a family in England than it was in France when they was there, it was more of a job for them in France.  In England it was more mates as well as being a job.

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Useful Vocabulary:

 

 

Lads: used to refer to the group of men that a young man spends time with socially, especially those who he drinks alcohol with or plays sport with:I’m having a night out with the lads.

 

Mentality: the way your mind works / your way of thinking

 

A pint:(In the UK) 0.568 litres. Generally this is used to describe a good sized beer.

 

To feel fitto feel well and healthy

 

The pub a place, especially in Great Britain or Ireland, where alcoholic drinks can be bought and drunk and where food is often available .

 

To let your hair down: to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself.

 

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英超英语 – Kolo Toure’s Trial at Arsenal

英超英语 – Kolo Toure’s Trial at Arsenal

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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on Kolo Toure’s trial at Arsenal, as described by his teammate Ray Parlour.

Follow these steps:

 

  1. Read the questions.
  2. Watch the video.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.

 

Questions:

  1. Which Arsenal player did Kolo Toure foul and injure first?
  2. Which player did he foul and injure second?
  3. Who did he foul and injure third?

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Script:

The good thing about him, he always laughed at himself. That is the beauty of it…Kolo Toure. A fantastic player he was, absolutely brilliant when he first came in.  He was one of those sort of guys, always on edge.  You know, chase everything.  You could see the way he plays.  Anyway, he came into training one day and what he used to do for trialists, he set up a game so usually if he was a Centre forward he would put Martin Keown on him because he knows he’s gonna try and kick him and whatever and if he can handle that then he might be a decent player.  But this one day, they had Kolo Toure, Martin Keown, and against them they had Thierry Henry and Denis Bergkamp.  I was playing on the right hand side.  Arsene Wenger used to sit there…and it was more for forwards really…and we used to do pattern plays.  So if I came inside, Henry would go outside, and vice versa, Pires would be on the left hand side. So anyway, they roll the ball into Thierry Henry.  Kolo Toure from nowhere has smashed him right from behind.  Two footed tackle, seriously terrible tackle.  Could have been a red card in a normal game.  And our best player is on the floor rolling around, Arsene Wenger:  “Kolo! What are you doing? Don’t tackle, don’t tackle!”  We watched him just stand there: “Oh sorry, sorry!”

Next minute, ball goes into Denis Bergkamp, they’ve swapped now, Kolo Toure exactly the same…two footed Denis Bergkamp.  We’re thinking:  “Oh my…this is unbelievable! Our two best players, how can we win the league, if our two best players are, by the trialist …he took them out!  He must be working for someone else!”  Anyway, so he says: “Right! That’s it!  No more tackling!” (This is Arsene Wenger).  So Kolo:  “oh, yes, sorry boss, sorry, sorry!”  Anyway, next ball, he makes a great tackle Kolo Toure, reads it, the ball splits up in the air, and Arsene Wenger he used to stand right up in the middle between the midfield and the forwards trying to look at all the movement.  The ball’s gone up in the air and Kolo Toure now has his eye on the ball, he’s chasing the ball, and where did it land? Right at Arsene Wenger’s foot…he’s two footed Arsene Wenger.  Proper tackle, took him out.  “Ohh” All you heard was “Ohohhhh.”  The lads are like that: “Oh my G… This is unbelievable…”  The trialist has taken out Denis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry,   and Wenger on his trial! Now Wenger had had to limp off.  He’s gone back to the medical room so Kolo Toure is: “Oh no!”   He’s nearly crying, he can’t believe it.  It’s his big day, at Arsenal, he took out our two best players and the manager.  So that afternoon, I always remember going into the medical room to see Gary Lewin about something, Arsene Wenger was sitting there with a big ice pack on his ankle.  And I felt sorry for Kolo Toure, I said: “Boss, I don’t think he meant to kick you like that.”  He said “What?  Look at my ankle!” and he had a big lump on his ankle “Well, he didn’t mean it, Boss”.  And he went “I know he didn’t mean it, I like his desire.  We sign him tomorrow.” And that was it, he signed him for 500, 000 because he liked his desire. He could change the way he played, he could get that out of him, and just by his desire…kicking them two, three players and he ended up being an amazing player for Arsenal!

Lovely story.


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英超英语 – Premier League Beyond Borders – Bangladesh

英超英语 – Premier League Beyond Borders

A café full of people goes wild as Alexis Sanchez rifles the ball past Manchester United shot stopper David de Gea. This is not a scene from a pub in Highbury or any other Arsenal dominated region in UK; this scene was sighted in a small café in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh where hundreds of local Arsenal fans gathered together to enjoy their club’s performance against rival title contenders Manchester United.

 

Arsenal Bangladesh

            

Elsewhere in the country, a band of Manchester United fans are staring at the screen with utter disbelief in their eyes; heartbroken to see their favorite team being reduced to such a fragile state. This is just an example of the Premier League’s immense popularity among the football enthusiasts of Bangladesh. Not only Manchester United and Arsenal, clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea also have huge fan followings in the South Asian country.                     

The Official Man United Supporters Club of Bangladesh meet in 2014.

                                 

The Premier League is the most popular football league in the world. Thanks to convenient match timings, TV broadcatings, high competition and the presence of world class talents have skyrocketed the Premiere League’s popularity in Asia. Like the rest of the continent, the growth of Premier League fans in Bangladesh has grown exponentially over recent years.

Being ranked 180th in the FIFA rankings, Bangladesh can’t claim themselves as a formidable football force even in Asian levels. But the passion for football runs deep in the country and the younger generation have become avid followers of European football in order to quench their thirst for quality football.

chelsea bangladesh

The Premier League is the most popular choice for Bangladeshi football lovers mainly because of the match timings. Most of the games are held at 6pm-11pm allowing the fans to group up and watch the matches in public places. From the streets of the capital city Dhaka to the suburbs of Feni, you will come across fans wearing their favorite team colours, arguing over the performances of their team, playing Premier League fantasy football. The increasing number of  Premier League fan pages and groups generated by Bangladeshi users on Facebook is certainly evidence of the aforementioned fact that thousands of people follow the league  with keen interest.

The Premier League has a sizeable amount of followers in Bangladesh. The next generation of Bangladeshi footballers will grow up watching the likes of Sergio Aguero, Juan Mata and Harry Kane showcasing their mercurial talent. Hopefully, they will be able to draw inspiration from such players and play a vital role to improve the football scenerio of their own nation.

 

英超英语 – London Slang

英超英语 – London Slang (Cockney Rhyming Slang)
Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  Today we will learn how to talk like a real Londoner, by watching Lukas Podolski’s lesson from Ray Parlour. 
Ray taught Thierry Henry how to speak like someone from London so hopefully it will work for you too!
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London Slang:

Apples and pears – stairs.

Trouble and strife – wife

Adam and Eve – Believe.

Butchers Hook – Look

Barnet Fair – Hair.

Britney Spears – beers.

Angela Merkel – circle.

Fat Boy Slim – gym.

Brad Pitt – fit.

The Rub a Dub – pub.

Beans on Toast – post.

Albert Hall – ball

Loaf of Bread – head

I’ve got a cut on my loaf of bread.” – I’ve got a cut on my head.

Demba Ba – I’ve hit the bar.

 

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Script:

Ray Parlour:  OK, Lukas.  Great to meet you, mate.  I think you’ve had a brilliant start to the season.  I hope you’re enjoying London.  But now, you’re going to learn a little bit of London slang.  I mean, in the old days we used to do a bit with the players … Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp… so I’m going to try and get you into a bit knowing a bit about London and knowing how to talk in a London slang.  OK, mate? So here we go…

Podolski:  OK, let’s go.

Ray Parlour:  Just a couple of words for you.  The first one, used to always say it:  “Going up the apples and pears” – stairs. So if you wouldn’t mind, repeat that one mate.

Podolski:  Apples and stairs…hahah

Parlour:  That’s a good start.  “Apples and Pears” – stairs.

Podolski:  Apples and pears – stairs.

Parlour:  Very good, indeed.  Now, I’m sure you’re married.  “Trouble and strife” – wife.

Podolski:   “Trouble and strife” – wife

Parlour:  Very good.  “Adam and Eve” – Believe.

Podolski:  “Adam and Eve” – Believe. 

Parlour:  “Butchers Hook” – Look

Podolski:  “Butchers Hook” – Look

 

Parlour: “Barnet Fair” – Hair.

Podolski: “Barnet Hair” – Fair. Hahaha

Parlour:  And the last one. I’m sure you’ve got one of these.  “Dog and Bone” – phone.

Podolski:  “Dog and Bone” – iphone.

Parlour:  Iphone.  Very good.  Well done mate.

 

Parlour:  Ok, Lukas.  Let’s try and do a sentence.  Ummm…let’s try this one, with this one.  “I can’t Adam and Eve, I’ve dropped my dog and bone.”

Podolski:  I can’t Adam and Eve, … drop the dog and bone.

Parlour:  Very good, mate.  He’s learning very quickly.  We’ve got a good student here.

Parlour:  “Have a butchers…”

Podolski:  “Have a butchers” or “have a butchers hook”..?

Parlour:  Nah, nah, don’t worry about that.

Parlour:  “Have a Butchers at the Barnet on my Trouble and Strife”.

Podolski:  “Have a Butchers… at the Barnet… on my Trouble and Strife”.

Parlour:  This is going to be painful to watch!   OK, Lukas.   We’re going to move on to a few more.  So here we go mate…Right, I’m sure you like a few of these here and there.  Not too many. 

“Britney Spears” – beers.

“Angela Merkel” – circle.

Very good DJ, this fella.  “Fat Boy Slim” – gym.

“Brad Pitt” – fit.

“The Rub a Dub” – pub.

Very good mate.  OK, Lukas.  What we’re trying to do here is get a sentence out of that lot. Now, why don’t we start with:  “I’ve just finished at the gym, now we’re going to go down the pub to have a few beers”

Podolski:  “I just came out of the Fat Boy Slim, go down to the Rub a Dub, for a few Britney Spears”

Parlour:  Yes, fantastic.  You’re learning so quickly, mate.  I tell ya…  What a student I’ve got here. Fantastic.   Now we’re going to move on to a few more relating to football.  So you might be able to use these in your after match interview.  This is the most famous one, I taught Thierry Henry, the great man himself and after that he became top goal scorer, so that might be a little bit of a lesson for you.  So here we go:

“Beans on Toast” means “post”.

“Albert Hall” is “ball”.

“Loaf of Bread” –is “head”

“I’ve got a cut on my loaf of bread.”

“Demba Ba” – I’ve hit the bar.

 

OK Lukas.  Can we get a sentence out of them words, mate.  I’m sure you can, because you’ve been a great student so far.

 

Podolski:  “I hit the Albert Hall into the Beans on Toast!”

Parlour:  Very good indeed!  Ok, Lukas.  After all the words I’ve tried to teach you in a little bit of London talk, if you like, a bit of London slang, can you come up with a sentence with all the words you’ve learned today?

Podolski:  Let’s go.  “I was at the Fat Boy Slim, with my trouble and strife, now we are going to the Rub a Dub for some Britney Spears.

Parlour:  Fantastic!  That was absolutely brilliant, mate.  That is perfect. Sorted.  Top man, son.  Good luck, yeah? For the rest of the season.  Come on!

 

 

英超英语- Jose Mourinho’s Job Prospects

英超英语- Jose Mourinho’s Job Prospects

mourinho

Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on an interview with the unemployed Jose Mourinho in Singapore, where he was asked about his job opportunities. 
 
Follow these steps:
 
1.  Read the questions.
2.  Listen to the interview.
3.  Answer the questions.
4.  Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.
Questions
1.  When does Mourinho think is the best time to start a new job?
 
2.  Which place hasn’t he been linked with taking the manager’s job?
Script:
 
I miss football yes, if I have to return tomorrow, I return tomorrow. But I always feel that it’s better…it’s better to wait, not to rush. It’s better to be calm, to wait for the right moment, for the right move. And I think the next season, starting the next season with a new club with a new project I think is probably the best thing for me.
I read so many different things. One day it says yes, another day it says no. Another day it says I go to China, then another day they say I go to Italy. I go to Milan, people say I’m going back to Inter. I’m here probably you’re saying I go to Singapore National team. Every day new things are coming, but the reality is that I have no job and in the moment I am happy not to have a job.

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英超英语 Tony Pulis Interview After Draw with Leicester

英超英语 Tony Pulis Interview After Draw with Leicester

tony pulis 2

Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on Tony Pulis’ interview after his West Brom side drew at Leicester.
Follow these steps:
 
1.  Read the questions.
2.  Watch the video.
3.  Answer the questions.
4.  Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.

 

  1.  Which DOESN’T he mention as one of Leicester’s strengths?
  2. How many more points does Pulis’ West Brom side need to reach their 40 points target?
  3. How did Gardner score?
 
Script:
 
Interviewer:  Tony, another fantastic team performance with plenty of character?
 
Pulis:  Yeah, they’ve worked it out again tonight. This…Leicester in some ways are an old fashioned team. They play through the pitch quickly, they get the ball wide, they get crosses into the box and they put you under pressure non-stop, and they’ve got great energy and great commitment as a team, and they’ve got great balance, their team is very, very good, so to come here – second game in four days – and the away game as well, I know Everton have won tonight, there’s not many teams that do that on the second game, go away and win games, so it’s a great, great team performance and showed a lot of character.
 

Interviewer: Your side put plenty going forward, Rondon looked especially sharp.

 
Pulis:  Yeah, we played our part in what was an exciting game. And you know, Salomon’s goal was a great goal. He’s passed Huth out the way and finished with aplomb, and Gardner’s goal was a wonderful free kick, so we’re pleased with a point. It keeps the run going – that’s seven out of nine now, we’ve got 40 points still got another four points to get. 40 points is our target and we’ve got to try and get that as quickly as we can.
 
Interviewer:  Thanks for your time.
 
Pulis:  No problem.
 
Interviewer:  Cheers.
 

英超英语 Arsene Wenger: The Title Race Isn’t Over!

英超英语 Arsene Wenger:  The Title Race Isn’t Over!

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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on Arsene Wenger giving his pre-match Press Conference before the FA Cup Replay against Hull City.
Follow these steps:
 
1.  Read the questions.
2.  Watch the video.
3.  Answer the questions.
4.  Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.
Questions:

1.  How many changes (to the Arsenal team) did Arsene make for the first game?

2.  Does Arsene say that the FA Cup is Arsenal’s best chance of winning a trophy?
 
3. How many times have Arsenal beaten Leicester this season?
 
Script:
 
Wenger:  I just want to remind you that I made 10 changes in the first game. So I believe we play the team that has a good chance to qualify. No matter who plays, and David Ospina is just an example of that on Saturday. I have the same respect and I think I have exactly the same idea that every player in my squad who I have can play and win the game tomorrow.
 
Reporter:  Is the FA Cup the most realistic chance of silverware?
 
Wenger:  You don’t think like that. I believe the Championship is far from being over. Just to remind you that we have beaten twice against Leicester. We have done our job against them. So people have to more look at the other teams, not too much at us on that front. We will not give up in the Championship. We will fight until the end.
 
Useful Vocabulary:

To remind: cause (someone) to remember someone or something.

To qualify: be entitled to a particular benefit or privilege by fulfilling a necessary condition (So in this case: To win the match to be entitled to play in the next round of the FA Cup).
 
Silverware: Something coated in silver. In a football context it is the trophies that clubs can win.
 
Realistic: having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected

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英超英语- Claudio Ranieri – Leicester 2 – 2 WBA

英超英语- Claudio Ranieri – Leicester 2 – 2 WBA

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Hello and welcome to another Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson.  This will be a listening exercise based on Claudio Ranieri’s post-match interview from Leicester’s 2-2 draw with West Brom.
 
Follow these steps:
 
1.  Read the questions.
2.  Watch the video.
3.  Answer the questions.
4.  Check your understanding by reading the script and the “Useful Vocabulary”.
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Questions:
1.  Which match did Ranieri say he was more pleased with – the draw with West Brom or the victory over Norwich?
 
2.  When doesn’t he mention West Brom are dangerous? (Counter attacks, set plays, when in possession)
 
3.  Did he think his team were unlucky in the match?
Script:
 
Interviewer:  Claudio, not the win you wanted but how pleased were you with the performance?
Ranieri:  I’m very, very pleased. We played so well, also after their goal, the first goal – no panic. We continued to build. We know we must be very, very calm, patient and move the ball quickly. We made a lot of chances, the ball doesn’t want to go inside. That is football. But I’m more happy now than the match against Norwich. Against Norwich we we won but tonight we played so much better.
 
Interviewer:  Do you have to give some credit to West Brom for the way they defended?
 
Ranieri: No, it’s normal. We know very well West Brom. They made a very good match and go on the counter attack. We know they are dangerous on counter attacks and set plays. That is their strength.
 

Interviewer:  Do you feel that your luck was out that despite getting the two goals everything you hit went against the bar or against their goalkeeper?

Ranieri:  Yes, today the ball doesn’t want to go inside. But we continued to fight. We believe in ourselves. We continue to fight.
 
Interviewer:  So you’ve opened up a little bit of a window of opportunity maybe for the chasing pack. How do you read the title race now?
 
Ranieri: It’s the same. I don’t …I don’t see the title. I watch every match of my team. I want the best. We made a very good performance and I’m happy.
 
Interviewer:  Do you feel there is a fearlessness about your team for every challenge that they approach.
 
Ranieri:  Yes, of course. We must believe until the end. Until the end every match is important to us. To understand what we can do in ourselves.
 

Thanks for completing this Ying Chao Ying Yu lesson on Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri. 

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