Whatever your taste, Britain is home to some of the greatest sports – and sporting venues – in the world. Watch the video and go behind the scenes at Silverstone Circuit, home of F1, and Wembley Stadium, temple of football!

Task 1

Which of these things does Richard do?

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Task 2

Fill the gaps with words from the video.

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Task 3

Make sentences from the video by reordering the words.

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Task 4

Choose three words that can go in the gaps.

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Whereas I'm not in sports like cricket or racing,I do love football. It's really great that this year all the teams attending the final matches of the UCL and The UEFA Europa league are English. Somehow football has come back home.

My favourite sport is handball. I don't know why but when I play I'm feel really good. My country is a big nation of handball, our men's team is 6 times world champion.
Football is really popular in my country, but I don't really watch this sport. We are 2 times world champion since the last summer, it was a celebreation in the country !

My favourite sport is football because that entertains me since my childhood, I take pleasure to play on the pitch with my friends.Then, I think when you score a goal in football you vibrate more when you score a point in another sport. Football makes us live all the emotions (happiness, sadness, anger). But also, this sports brings us together after a victory of a national team in the World Cup.
I like do both things : Watch the football on the TV and play football on the pitch with my friends.
To finish, normally football is the sport most popular in Algeria .

Dear Sir
Could you please check the transcript
4:06 (minutes:seconds) - 4:16 (minutes:seconds)

Hello Marwa1083,

I've checked that section of the transcript and I found one or two things that needed correcting ('air and light' instead of 'light and air' and a word which is not in the audio but was in the transcript ('single'). The transcript should be accurate now.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,

Could you advice the right and effective method of IELTS level 8 listing, Please?

Thanks

Hello Bassam,

For most people, the best thing you can do to prepare for the IELTS is take an IELTS preparation class. If that doesn't work, however, there are also numerous online resources that I can recommend. Our IELTS section has some general advice and TakeIELTS has a lot of other useful information and specific advice on how to prepare for the test. In addition, our Facebook page has useful links from time to time, and I'd also recommend checking out the British Council YouTube channel's IELTS playlists.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

My favorite sport is soccer. When i was younger I used to play, but today a prefer to watch.

hi , may I ask you what is the meaning of ( have got ) in this sentence ?
I think you have got to
come to Silverstone. thanks a lot

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