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Arsenal Video

Arsenal Video

Arsenal's nickname is The Gunners and they play at The Emirates Stadium. You can learn all about Arsenal by looking at our featured club materials.

Video Guide to Arsenal

Watch the video. If it's a little difficult, read the tapescript below when you watch. When you finish, click on the learn tab at the bottom of the page and try the activities there, then try the quiz.

Transcript:

Hi, I’m John Dykes. Welcome to the Premier League’s video guide to Arsenal Football Club. Here we’ll take you behind the scenes at the Emirates Stadium, we’ll give you a insight into the match day experience as well as other things to see and do in and around the club.

With a capacity of more than 60,000, the Emirates Stadium is one of the most impressive sporting arenas in Europe. Arsenal’s previous ground, Highbury, held just 38,000 and after extension plans were rejected, the search for a new home began.

In November 1999, the club announced proposals to build a new stadium nearby at Ashburton Grove. Work began on the project in August 2002 and in 2006, 93 years of history moved just a few hundred metres down the road to the Emirates Stadium. Keeping the stadium in the borough of Islington maintained the club’s heritage and created 1800 new jobs in the area.

In addition, 2000 new homes were built including more than 700 at the old Highbury site. Behind the scenes, the Emirates boasts top-of-the-range facilities for the players to prepare meticulously match day.

Getting there is simple, London’s comprehensive public transport network will take you within a few minutes walk of the ground and clearly located signs will help pedestrians find their way from stations or bus stops. Two bridges were built at the east of the stadium to cater for arrival by rail.

Once you’ve reached the stadium, why not visit the Armoury, the official club shop, loaded with top quality merchandise to ensure you’re kitted out appropriately in Arsenal’s famous red uniform. With a reputation for playing the best football, entertainment is always guaranteed at the Emirates. All that’s left now is for you to take your seat and savour the rocking atmosphere.

If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Barclays Premier league in person, then why not visit the ticket availability section of premierleague.com or visit the club’s website.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Getty.

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: Now that you have watched the video, check your understanding with this quick quiz. Choose the best option but remember to check your answers if you get a question wrong!
How much did you understand?


Activity 2: Arsenal are called The Gunners and there were lots of military words mentioned in the video. Can you match the military word to the correct definition?
Lots of words in the video were related to the army. Do you know them all?

 

 


Activity 3: There were lots of verbs used in the past in the video. In this activity, can you choose the sentences that use the past tense correctly?
The past simple

 

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sirjoe777
02/04/2012
0
points

Dear Jack,
please don't hate me!
Featured Club - Arsenal (read finding the tip on Twitter or Facebook)
Task 2, Question 6: it looks like the past simple of "maintain" is MAINTAINT and not MAINTAINED. Using the Cambridge Dictionary on line I didn't find "maintaint"...
Enjoy the spring wherever you are.
Sergio


sirjoe777
02/04/2012 11:12


0

Dear Jack,
please don't hate me!
Featured Club - Arsenal (read finding the tip on Twitter or Facebook)
Task 2, Question 6: it looks like the past simple of "maintain" is MAINTAINT and not MAINTAINED. Using the Cambridge Dictionary on line I didn't find "maintaint"...
Enjoy the spring wherever you are.
Sergio

Jack
02/04/2012
0
points

Hi Sergio

Wow, you're a great proof reader. I am staying at my Mum's house in Spain at the moment, but back to Sri Lanka soon.

Thanks again - I'll try harder to check my work next time.

Jack


Jack
02/04/2012 19:59


0

Hi Sergio

Wow, you're a great proof reader. I am staying at my Mum's house in Spain at the moment, but back to Sri Lanka soon.

Thanks again - I'll try harder to check my work next time.

Jack

antoniokian
15/09/2014
BR
0
points

Nice!!!!


antoniokian
15/09/2014 00:25
Brazil
Chelsea
0

Nice!!!!

fernandopineda
19/10/2014
CO
0
points

This web page is excellent. I hope to learn a lot. Tahnks


fernandopineda
19/10/2014 21:23
Colombia
Arsenal
0

This web page is excellent. I hope to learn a lot. Tahnks

fernandopineda
19/10/2014
CO
0
points

Very good


fernandopineda
19/10/2014 21:24
Colombia
Arsenal
0

Very good

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aragorn1986
29/10/2015
ME
6882
points

It is my dream to see AFC. Maybe one day I will do it. My favourite all time player is Thierry Henry. I remember Highburry, it was so nice stadium. Small but nice. Like you're at home..


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aragorn1986
29/10/2015 16:51
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

It is my dream to see AFC. Maybe one day I will do it. My favourite all time player is Thierry Henry. I remember Highburry, it was so nice stadium. Small but nice. Like you're at home..

nikosonris
10/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I have never been to London, but I am planning to go to the UK to take some coaching courses (watch the training process, visit the training facilities, talk to coaches and managers, get an insight into what a football club should look like), cause I am thinking of becoming a coach some day.


nikosonris
10/11/2015 12:05
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I have never been to London, but I am planning to go to the UK to take some coaching courses (watch the training process, visit the training facilities, talk to coaches and managers, get an insight into what a football club should look like), cause I am thinking of becoming a coach some day.

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MUGEMANYI
27/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Good idea even I'm not interested in being football coach


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MUGEMANYI
27/11/2015 17:07
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Good idea even I'm not interested in being football coach

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Being a coach is a very interesting experience. You should try) maybe you will like it just like me)


nikosonris
04/12/2015 16:46
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Being a coach is a very interesting experience. You should try) maybe you will like it just like me)

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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Wow,it's my team and my dream is to be at Emirates watching Gunners


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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 18:15
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Wow,it's my team and my dream is to be at Emirates watching Gunners

Shakhtar_FC
27/01/2016
UA
25
points

Its not bad information. But i would like to learn more about history(managers, players) dont about stadium and areas of London and transport. But Generally I like it


Shakhtar_FC
27/01/2016 14:01
Ukraine
Manchester United
25

Its not bad information. But i would like to learn more about history(managers, players) dont about stadium and areas of London and transport. But Generally I like it

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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1750
points

That's very good.
No,I haven't been.Yes of course.


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 02:34
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

That's very good.
No,I haven't been.Yes of course.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

It is good.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:42
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

It is good.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

No i have not, not a lot.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:43
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

No i have not, not a lot.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

The atmosphere.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:43
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

The atmosphere.

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kwesimanifest
27/06/2016
GH
6505
points

I liked the video's sequence of display


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
27/06/2016 09:30
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I liked the video's sequence of display

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
27/06/2016
GH
6505
points

I haven't been to London before.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
27/06/2016 09:37
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I haven't been to London before.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
28/06/2016
GH
6505
points

I would love to go to the Emirates


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
28/06/2016 06:16
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I would love to go to the Emirates

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
28/06/2016
GH
6505
points

To watch them play
I must say their style of play is delightful to watch


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
28/06/2016 06:17
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

To watch them play
I must say their style of play is delightful to watch

admin's picture
admin
28/06/2016
GB
7595
points

Hi Kwesimanifest

The Emirates is really impressive. I think it's the best looking stadium in England.

Jack


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admin
28/06/2016 09:27
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7595

Hi Kwesimanifest

The Emirates is really impressive. I think it's the best looking stadium in England.

Jack

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Hi Jack
Am looking forward to visiting the Emirates


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 12:56
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Hi Jack
Am looking forward to visiting the Emirates

mirush
15/11/2016
AL
59
points

5 from 6


mirush
15/11/2016 21:36
Albania
Arsenal
59

5 from 6

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2Arsenal63241
3Liverpool54045
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Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

• Practise listening

• Learn some useful vocabulary

• Learn some interesting facts about Arsenal football club

 

Tips

Become a better listener

The first time you listen to the video, don't look at the transcript. Try to understand as much as you can from the video alone.

The second time you listen to the video, again don't look at the transcript. Try to understand more detail and have a go at the exercises on the learn tab and the quiz.

If you want to learn more vocabulary from the video or check your understanding have a look at the transcript the third time you watch.