Tess & Ravi

Tess and Ravi talk about football and hooligans in the UK and how things have changed. Adam is on holiday so we only have Rob this week.

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Tell us something about football. Which team do you support? Why? What do football fans do in your country? What happens at football matches?

If you don’t like football, tell us why not?

Send us your comments and we’ll talk about your answers in the next podcast.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I like one team in my country and the fans not very much supported of this team so now I hate this team because change the fans less and less difficult so in the future will be remove my best team.


At the beginning of this podcast Rob says how well educated some people are who sent a comment in the last episode about their first job.

Why are they starting learning English? I thought that you have to take English everywhere?

This is the case in German.


I love football I've gone to a lot of matches, my favourite team is blackburn rovers I've a fan for 24 years I've them play a few times , I live in westcliff on sea so I've seen Southend United play I've been to.Wembly to see England play.I use to live in canvey island so I've seen them play I was born in Colchester so,I've seen Colchester United and grays athletics play.

Hi everyone.
I do not appreciate football so much. I am more a rugby girl. But i follow french national team during international competition like world cup or euro cup. I love the atmosphere in stadium, in bars or even in the street. All people are there for the same thing and everybody is in good mood.

Hello everybody,

I support Fc Barcelona because they play as a team and not as single players. In my country they are not big fans of football so it is not a big deal.

If you don’t like football, tell us why not?

Hi Everbody!
The world say The is the country of footbal. The brazil team had great players with Pelé, Garrincha, Zico, and today Coutinho, Neymar, William. A great fabric of players. In my Region My team is a Clube do Remo. The great team. I don't go stadium because the violence Is a great problem in the world, isn't so Brazil. I was dream that will see the final world cup between Brazil and England. The country where football born versus the country of football.
Will be the match of century.

Hello everybody
From Iran, and fans Esteghlal team (Blue Boys) and I love Liverpool.

I'm from Viet Nam. I'm a proper fan of football and My favourite club is Chelsea FC. When I was child, I saw a match of Chelsea. And from that, I started to attend them. My love that I give for Chelsea FC was bigger by day after day. I love them so much.

Hello British council team.
Well here in colombia there are many group of holligans as well, but they're not called like that they're called Barras Bravas, I am not going to talk about the bad things those group do because if you search in the internet you find them right away, I love soccer I support the barranquilla local team, it is Junior de Barranquilla, I go to the stadium every time it plays, I do that since I was 13, I started joining a barra-brava one year later and after a short time a got the membership. a long this time I have lived many experiencia following my team, I had travel to other place so that I see it playing, it's so sad when we lost an important match specially when it's a final.

I also like to see colombia's soccer selection, though I do not go to the stadium because I can't affort the ticket, I watch all its match at my place or wherever I can.

thanks for these exercises and greetings.

I support Deportivo Tachira