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Cristiano Ronaldo


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Cristiano Ronaldo

  1. 1. Cristiano Ronaldo 1. Match the following words to its definitions. Then, translate them into Spanish. 1. soccer A. a period of time in a year during which a particular activity takes place, or during which something usually happens. 2. team B. the middle part of the area where a game such as football is played. 3. midfield C. a sport played by two teams of 11 players, who try to kick a round ball into their opponents’ goal. 4. score D. the thing behind the posts that players try to kick or hit the ball into in games such as football or hockey. 5. kick E. a group of people who play a game or sport together against another group. 6. sign F. to hit something with your foot. 7. skill G. to write your signature on something to show that you wrote it, agree with it, or were present. 8. season H. an ability to do something well, especially because you have learned and practised it. 9. net I. to win a point in a sport, game, competition, or test. _______________ 2. team _______________ 3. midfield _______________ 4. score _______________ 5. kick _______________ 6. sign _______________ 7. skill _______________ 8. season _______________ 9. net _______________ 2. Listen to the podcast and say if the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE. Correct false sentences. 1. Cristiano Ronaldo was born in 1975. _________ 2. Johan Cryff does not like Cristiano Ronaldo. _________ 3. Cristiano Ronaldo has played for Manchester United. _________ 4. Cristiano Ronaldo started playing football at 3 years old. _________ 5. Sporting Lisbon was his second team. _________ 6. David Beckham replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United. _________ 7. Diego Maradona said Ronaldo was "the worst player on the planet." _________
  2. 2. 3. Fill in the gaps with the past tense of the verbs in brackets. Pay attention, some of the verbs are irregular. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (1) ____________ (be born) in 1985. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. The legendary Dutch genius Johan Cruyff said he's one of the best ever. Ronaldo (2) ____________ (become) a soccer superstar playing for English team Manchester United, Spain's Real Madrid and for Portugal. He plays in midfield, from where he regularly scores spectacular goals. Ronaldo (3) ____________ (start) kicking a ball around when he (4) ____________ (be) three. His skill (5) ____________ (be) obvious then and by ten years old, two of Portugal's top clubs (6) ____________ (want) to sign him. He (7) ____________ (join) Sporting Lisbon and (8) ____________ (become) the only player in their history to play for the Under-­‐16, Under-­‐17, Under-­‐18, B team and first-­‐team within one season. His skills soon (9) ____________ (attract) Europe's big teams. Manchester United (10) ____________ (decide) Ronaldo was the perfect replacement for David Beckham and (11) ____________ (sign) him in 2003. He (12) ____________ the English Premier League alight in his time there with his silky skills, and (13) ____________ (help) the team win nine trophies, including the UEFA Champions League. He also (14) ____________ (pick up) the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008. In 2009, Ronaldo joined his boyhood heroes Real Madrid and became the most expensive footballer in history. His transfer fee was over $131 million. He (15) ____________ (break) Real's scoring record in his second season, with 53 goals in all competitions. He bettered that in 2011-­‐12, netting 60 times to help Real win Spain's La Liga. In 2012, Diego Maradona (16) ____________ (say) Ronaldo was "the best player on the planet." 4. Fill in the chart with the irregular verbs in the text. INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PARTICIPLE TRANSLATION be become break say 5. In pairs. Answer the following questions about Cristiano Ronaldo. 1. What do you know about Cristiano Ronaldo? 2. Would you like to meet Cristiano Ronaldo? 3. What questions would you like to ask Cristiano Ronaldo? 4. What’s your opinion about Cristiano Ronaldo? Expand your vocabulary In my opinion… I think that… Sources: Definitions: Photo: Listening: If you ask me… It seems to me that… To my mind… Honestly…