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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



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello everyone, I'm Duy and I'm from Vietnam. Most of people just watch football matches in my country. I know this sport is well-known by name King of sport but personally I think it's a little unfair to the other sport such as volleyball, swimming, basketball...I feel football is a bit of violent though. I'm not a football fan but I sometimes cheer with the crowd when Vietnam's football team win in matches. The only thing is some football fans have a low consciousness. They scream and use bottles to make noise sounds when their team win and they can break anything when their team lose. The illegally motoring races are the typical thing after the matches. These days, they down to streets to courage their team so the traffic jams are getting more and more regular. I hope they will celebrate the victory in a more civilized manner.

I don’t like football at all and i don’t know why it’s just looks boring

I do not like football in our country because they cannot play very well.

In my country there are many football teams and all of them has special fans, but we have two popular football team which has the most fans in the country and fan of these team always want to prove their team is the best, and mock the other team. But fans of one of these teams which is named "Perspolis" are really hooligen. they always fight and break everything when they lose .

My favorite team is the team of my country, Colombia, and when they play and they win, the fans go out on the streets to celebrate and to dance all together. It's for me beautifull, because you can see every street whith the Colombia flag and you can listening and dancing the colombian music that is very cheerfull and autoctone.

I do not like football, really. In my country almost all people are very fond of football. It is the most popular sport. When there is an important game (it is never for me, I am sorry), the whole country is paralyzed. I hate that. The emergency services do not even respond. Fans of the winning team make noise and trash for days, and it is impossible to talk about another topic.

I don't like football. But I have friends who are football fans. The whole family - husband, wife and tho sons (9 and 14 yaears old) - like football and watch all interesting matches.
Moreover, the boys train in the kids football team.
Fortunately, they are jast the football fans, not a hooligans )))

As many young people and olds I like football as my first preference sport. In my country football is the most popular game with a lot of fans. we have two senior football clubs, they are rivers. Every match between them requires a big number of security offices to avoid conflicts and fight among supports on both sides where one fan group call themselves hooligans. But generally at the football match people enjoy and relax despite the lack of modern infrastructures as pitches and stadiums

Hello teachers and all of you helping and encouraging us to learn English. You' re all a really irreplaceable team, with a lot of knowledge, neccessary patience
and, above all, gentle and communicative at this serious task.Thanks a lot...
From my childwood I've loved football and I've been fun of Olympiacos team. But,I

I like football. Every 4 years I always expect the World championship. In World cup 2018, my favorite team was France and I supported Mbappé who was my favorite player. In Vietnam, we also have some crazy football fans. They scream, angry or even throw the bottle in the pitch when their football team loses. With the tournaments in the area, when Vietnam team win, the people go to the street, sing and wave the flag to cheer and share together. I just watch the matches on TV and I hope someday I will go to the stadium to support my team.