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Episode 05

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.

Tess & Ravi

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Task 5

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Task 6

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


Hi, you're from Venezuela, aren't you?

When I was young, I loved watching football and I was strict follower of football. I support the team ,Fenerbahçe, which has the most fans in Turkey and I watched all football matches which were both on tv and in the stadium. But I haven't chased football since 2011 because of both violence and match fixing events. I think football should be fair and fun. There's no point watching football if I am not having fun watching it.

Hi everyone. Most of all I like volleyball. The Polish team is one oh the best teams of the World. In the 2014 year won the World Cup.
I like football a little. Recently the Polish Team is playing very good and is on the eleven place in FIFA ranking. Robert Lewandowski is one of the best football player of the world. Fans in Poland always support Polish team, whether it is footballs or volleyballs, basketballs or handballs. In the stadium, when Polish team are playing with other team, fans behave calmly, like in Britain, but when plays Polish league team team isn't calmly.

First of all, i don't like football not only football but also many games, because i think they are not fascinating me as much as it does others and also it's a waste of time for me. but in my country in india there are a lot of fans for Cricket, also fans for football and other games like every country. I would like to mention here about a friend of mine in my room where i live now, He is a great football fan, whenever it comes to match he always watch it without missing it even if it is midnight as indian time, he has a long list of people so he always would be updated with matches. that's the really a good thing that i would appreciate him.

I don't really support a football team, but I like football, it's just that I get bored sometimes when the match is not that interesting. I get into a match in the final matches, they're the best sometimes.

I don't like football and I am not much more interested in any sport.But I have a knowledge of many sports including football.


hi dear British Council team.
I listen to the British Council´s elementary podcasts on my mobile, and I realice that the series three episode five does not end the same as in computer. Into my mobile device there is an explanation about why there are two "mores" and so make the task five.

Hello anaisavecas,

I'm sorry about this, and we thank you for pointing out this discrepancy to us. I'll check with our mobile team and we'll fix this as soon as we can. In the meantime, I suppose the best thing to do would be to just continue.

Thanks again.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I don't really like football. Maybe I am a girl so it is quite boring to me. Al, people of the team try to chase a small ball. I hate watching football match but it would be happier to play one. I don't like watching it but I love playing it. This kind of sports help me a lot, I can work with many people and learn many social skills which are very necessary for me in the future.