A. Match the words to their definitions on the right (write the correct letter in each box).

an object such as a silver cup that is given as a prize for winning a competition to find new people to join a company, an organization, the armed forces, etc a person's main opponent the official song of a particular country or organization that people sing on special occasions able to be chosen for something a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones the rows of seats in a stadium a small cupboard that can be locked, where you can leave your clothes, bags, etc. while you play a sport or go somewhere to separate from a nation or state and become independent a large public meeting to support or oppose someone or something

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

locker (n) secede (v) rally (n) doctrine (n) archrival (n) anthem (n) trophy (n) eligible (adj) recruit (v) stands (n. pl.)

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B. Now watch the video and decide whether the following statements are true or false? Write T for True or F for False. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The boys who join Barcelona's youth academy are often seven years old or younger. About 500 million people all over the world are about to watch El Clasico. Camp Nou is a cathedral in Barcelona. The rules of football were written in a Liverpool pub. Barca has won 8 out of the last 10 matches against Real Madrid. La Masia was originally a farmhouse built in the 18th century. In the 1960s it was transformed into a training camp for children. La Masia moved to a new facility a year ago. Cesc Fabergas and Gerard Pique came to La Masia at the same age.

10 Messi's nickname is "the fly". 11 Barca's Nike store is worth about 1.3 billion dollars. 12 It belongs to a very rich person. 13 Barca's president, Sandro Rosell, joined the club six years ago. 14 On every locker the names of the previous players are displayed. 15 Barcelona is the capital of Spain. 16 Barca's fans want Catalonia to become an independent country.
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C. Now watch the video again and discuss the following questions.
1 What is football called in the USA?

2

What is the secret of Barcelona's success?

3

What team is Barca's main opponent?

4

What is a match between the two clubs called?

5

What is La Masia?

6

What is the Masia's new facility like?

7

What happens if a boy does not study enough and just likes to have a good time?

8

What is the Barca doctrine?

9

Why has the Masia been called a football factory?

10

How many members does FCB have?

11

How many competitions has Barca won in the last four years?

12

What record did Messi break last month?

ANSWER KEY
A. Match the words to their definitions on the right (write the correct letter in each box).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 locker (n) secede (v) rally (n) doctrine (n) archrival (n) anthem (n) trophy (n) eligible (adj) recruit (v) stands (n. pl.)

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a b c d e f g h i j

an object such as a silver cup that is given as a prize for winning a competition to find new people to join a company, an organization, the armed forces, etc a person's main opponent the official song of a particular country or organization that people sing on special occasions able to be chosen for something a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones the rows of seats in a stadium a small cupboard that can be locked, where you can leave your clothes, bags, etc. while you play a sport or go somewhere to separate from a nation or state and become independent a large public meeting to support or oppose someone or something

B. Now watch the video and decide whether the following statements are true or false? Write T for True or F for False. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The boys who join Barcelona's youth academy are often seven years old or younger. About 500 million people all over the world are about to watch El Clasico. Camp Nou is a cathedral in Barcelona. The rules of football were written in a Liverpool pub. Barca has won 8 out of the last 10 matches against Real Madrid. La Masia was originally a farmhouse built in the 18th century. In the 1960s it was transformed into a training camp for children. La Masia moved to a new facility a year ago. Cesc Fabergas and Gerard Pique came to La Masia at the same age. T F F F T T F T F F T F F T F T

10 Messi's nickname is "the fly". 11 Barca's Nike store is worth about 1.3 billion dollars. 12 It belongs to a very rich person. 13 Barca's president, Sandro Rosell, joined the club six years ago. 14 On every locker the names of the previous players are displayed. 15 Barcelona is the capital of Spain. 16 Barca's fans want Catalonia to become an independent country.

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Here is the link to the video. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50138328n (Click the CC button if you wish to view the video with English subtitles.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AieW3xIdF0Q&playnext=1&list=PLCE7D631B549D71DE&feature=results_video

C. Now watch the video again and discuss the following questions.
1 What is football called in the USA? Soccer 2 What is the secret of Barcelona's success?

Its youth academy which recruits boys, gives them a rigorous education and teaches them Barca's unique way of playing the game
3 What team is Barca's main opponent?

Real Madrid
4 What is a match between the two clubs called?

El Clasico
5 What is La Masia? Barca’s youth academy (A soccer training camp for children) 6 What is the Masia's new facility like?

It looks like any other international prep school: communal living, lots of carbohydrates, and after a long day at school, there's homework with tutors and training and more training and then, a little recreation
7 What happens if a boy does not study enough and just likes to have a good time? They will be out very quickly. 8 What is the Barca doctrine?

Keep passing that ball, caress it, learn to love it
9 Why has the Masia been called a football factory? Because it creates good football players. 10 How many members does FCB have? 170,000 11 How many competitions has Barca won in the last four years? 14 out of 19 competitions 12 What record did Messi break last month? He broke the world record for scoring the most goals in a calendar year

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