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The Manager

The Manager

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Listen to the manager's match day and try to answer these questions:

 

 

  1. What does the manager do when there is no match?
  2. Who does a different type of training?
  3. What formations does the manager like to use?

When you have finished, click on learn below for some practice activities, then try the quiz.

Improve your listening

 
Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the pictures to some of the football phrases you heard in the listening.
Can you match the football words to the picture?

 

 
 
Activity 2: In this activity, you have to complete the gaps in the sentences. Listen again if you're not sure of the answer.
Listen again and put the words in the correct part of the text.
 

Quiz

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What do you think?

Was the listening easy or difficult?
What's the most difficult thing about a manager's job?
Is it more difficut to be manager of a big team or a small team?
Is Sir Alex Ferguson the best ever manager?
 

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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

Sir Alex Fergus Ferguson is the best club manager ever but not the best manager ever


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 17:58
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Sir Alex Fergus Ferguson is the best club manager ever but not the best manager ever

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

It's more difficult to manage a big team because of the pressures that comes from fans


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 17:59
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

It's more difficult to manage a big team because of the pressures that comes from fans

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

It was easy listening


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:00
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

It was easy listening

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

The most difficult thing about a manager's job is selection especially if there are a lot of excellent players to choose from


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:03
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

The most difficult thing about a manager's job is selection especially if there are a lot of excellent players to choose from

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
6922
points

The listening was just fine.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:11
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

The listening was just fine.

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aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
6922
points

The most difficult about a manager's job is the thing he has to make a team and it means that he has to know well all of his players and try to find the ideal position for them. If he changes his tactics then again he has to try with different players or change the rolls they play.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:14
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

The most difficult about a manager's job is the thing he has to make a team and it means that he has to know well all of his players and try to find the ideal position for them. If he changes his tactics then again he has to try with different players or change the rolls they play.

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aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
6922
points

When you're a manager of a big team the pressure is bigger and you have big responsability also.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

When you're a manager of a big team the pressure is bigger and you have big responsability also.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/07/2016
ME
6922
points

Sir Alex is one of the greatest in this game.


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aragorn1986
05/07/2016 12:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Sir Alex is one of the greatest in this game.

assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3433
points

It was easy.


assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:08
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

It was easy.

assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I think it is how to let the players give all what they have.


assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think it is how to let the players give all what they have.

assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I think it is difficult to be a manager of a big team.


assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:11
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think it is difficult to be a manager of a big team.

assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3433
points

Manchester United are our rivals,but I can not ignore that Sir Alex Feguson is the best manager in football history.


assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Manchester United are our rivals,but I can not ignore that Sir Alex Feguson is the best manager in football history.

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Ghigo
01/08/2016
IT
961
points

The listening was right for me.
Yes the manager job is a fantastic job but not very easy.
In my opinion as difficoult to be a manager of a big team as to be a manager of small team.
Yes Sir Alex Ferguson is th best


Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
01/08/2016 09:49
Italy
Liverpool
961

The listening was right for me.
Yes the manager job is a fantastic job but not very easy.
In my opinion as difficoult to be a manager of a big team as to be a manager of small team.
Yes Sir Alex Ferguson is th best

Zlajkan
12/01/2017
RS
168
points

It was easy.


Zlajkan
12/01/2017 10:01
Serbia
Liverpool
168

It was easy.

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Tips

Become a better listener

Remember! You don't need to hear every word, to understand everything in the listening.

If there is a word that you can't hear, think about the rest of the sentence and guess what the word is.

You will be surprised how much you can understand, even when you don't hear everything.