Match the words (1-14) from the text with the definitions (A-N).



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Match the words (1-14) from the text with the definitions (A-N).



1. rival A. game
2. found B. an accident that happens when a moving vehicle hits something
3. tragedy C. the years of a person’s life when they are working
4. injured D. a person, team or business that competes with another
5. match E. in or from the north of a country
6. qualify F. to start an organization, company, club, etc
7. crash G. coach; someone who trains a sports team
8. forward H. a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die
9. recover I. a period of the year when a particular sport is played
10. career J. to reach a particular stage of a competition by doing well at an earlier stage
11. manager K. a game that is not part of a competition and is therefore probably less serious or important
12. northern L. a player in a game such a football or hockey whose job is to attack the other team and score goals
13. season M. to get better or stronger after a difficult period or experience
14. friendly N. hurt in an accident or an attack

Complete the crossword below. If all the words are correct, the name of the current Manchester United captain will read from top to bottom.

1. ___________ crowds have watched Manchester United play friendlies in Asia and

Africa.

2. United’s ___________ is called Old Trafford.

3. The 1958 plane crash happened in ___________.

4. Wayne Rooney is a very good ___________.

5. United ___________ the European Cup for the first time in 1968.

6. Eric Cantona and David Beckham ___________ for United in the 1990s.

7. ___________ have won the English championship eighteen times.

8. George Best was not ___________.

9. Many ___________ of people watch United’s matches on TV.

10. Old Trafford can ___________ very large crowds.

11. United was ___________ in the nineteenth century.

 
 

6. SOCCER

Do the test.

1. The team has practiced hard so that it could … the trophy.

a) regain b) replace c) restore d) return

2. John is always … about how well he plays football.

a) boasting b) flaunting c) parading d) puffing

3. The .. said it was a foul and gave us a free kick.

a) controller b) director c) referee d)umpire

4. In his first game for our team he … a goal after two minutes.

a) earned b) gained c) scored d) won

5. Manchester United are playing … Birmingham this Sunday.

a) against b) facing c) opposite d) with

6. Even though the match wasn’t very exciting, the … managed to make it sound interesting.

a) announcer b) commentator c) narrator d) presenter

7. The footballer match resulted in a … .

a) draw b) equalizer c) loss d) zero

Lesson 27.

 
 

FORMS OF TRANSPORT

ON LAND

Match the words with the pictures:

car train bus coach minibus lorry
van motorbike moped scooter bicycle tram


People who ride motorbikes or bicycles usually call them bikes.

A vehicle is anything that transports people on land. Lorries are sometimes called trucks in British English and always in American English.

ON WATER

Match the words with the pictures:

cruise ship car ferry fishing boat yacht rowing boat
speedboat barge submarine canoe lifeboat

 
 

 

Ship is only used to talk about large boats.

If you go on a ferry, you hope the crossing will be calm because if it is rough, you might be seasick.

AIR TRANSPORT

Match the words with the pictures:

jet light aircraft helicopter airship balloon


BIKES

Label the parts of this bike using these words:

pedal
handlebars
crossbar
gears
saddle
tyre
chain
mudguard
brakes
spokes
   

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARS

Match the words with the pictures:

saloon hatchback off-road limousine
estate convertible sports car

Cars are either automatic or manual. Off-road cars are also called four-by-fours.

Talking about transport

Put the highlighted words into the correct column:

1. I always get nervous just before take-off and landing.

2. Our cabin was fantastic and we could walk straight out onto the deck beside the pool.

3. Passengers for Hastings must use the first three carriages only.

4. I got a puncture on the way home and I didn’t have a pump with me so I had to walk.

5. All the seats were taken and I didn’t want to stand so I went and sat in a first-class compartment.

6. I had a seat right over one of the wingsso I couldn’t see much out of the window.

7. It isn’t easy pedaling up that hill on the way into work, I can tell you.

8. Can you tell me which platformit leaves from, please?

ship bike plane train
………… ………… ………. …………
       

Collocations

Match each of these words with all of the words in one of the lists below:

car bike train bus boat

 

1. motor, speed, rowing, fishing ………….……
2. saloon, estate, family, sports ……….……..
3. slow, express, commuter, freight ………..…….
4. road, mountains, racing, exercise …………..…..
5. school, airport, shuttle, double-decker …………..…….

Match the verbs on the left with a form of transport on the right:

1.ride a. boat
2.drive b. plane
3.fly c. bike
4.sail d. car

Remember you get on or get off the bus/train/plane/ your bike, but you get into or get out of a car.

READING

Read the text:

The tube

The London ‘tube’, possibly the most famous underground train network in the world, seems to have become a tourist attraction in itself. Many foreign visitors to London not only travel on the network but also buy T-shirts and posters printed with the famous tube map, with one of the red, white and blue station signs, or even with the words of one of the loudspeaker messages heard in the tube, ‘Mind the gap’ (which means passengers getting on and off trains should be careful not to step in the gap between the edge of the train floor and the edge of the platform).

The tube’s fame probably has something to do both with its age and its size. It is the oldest underground train network in the world, the first line having been opened in

1863, and many of its 270 stations were built more than 100 years ago. It also has eleven different lines (each with a different colour on the map, producing the famous multi-coloured design) and more kilometres of track (about 400) than any other network in the world.

The name ‘tube’ comes from the circular shape of many of the underground tunnels, although actually more than half of the network is above ground.

Londoners often grumble about the delays on the tube, the amount of time at weekends when lines are closed due to maintenance work, and the fact that the system doesn’t run 24 hours but instead shuts down from shortly after midnight until about 6am. It could be argued, however, that the tube runs quite well considering the age of some of its infrastructure, the number of people it has to carry (over a billion passenger journeys a year) and the fact that the lines have only two tracks (one in each direction), which means that when maintenance work needs to be done there is no alternative track for trains to use.

Though they often wish the tube worked better, it seems Londoners want the famous map to stay exactly as it is. There were complaints recently when the Transport for London (TFL), the organisation that runs the network, published a new, ‘simpler’ design that did not include the light blue stripe representing the River Thames. Many people, including the mayor of London, said it was ridiculous for the map not to show whether stations are on the north or the south side of the river. So many people complained that TFL quickly agreed the Thames would be put back on the map as soon as possible.



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