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Manchester City Video

Manchester City Video

Manchester City's nickname is The Sky Blues and they play at the Etihad Stadium. You can learn all about Manchester City by looking at our featured club materials.

Video Guide to Manchester City

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 Manchester City Football Club. Here we’ll take you behind the scenes at the Etihad Stadium, we’ll also give you an insight into the match day experience plus we’ll tell you other things to see and do in and around the club.

The Etihad Stadium stands proudly on the eastern edge of Manchester. Holding over 47,000 fans on match day, the stadium was officially opened in 2002 as the athletics stadium for the Commonwealth Games. The football club inherited it the following year and settled into their new home having spent 80 years at Maine Road.

The stadium boasts top of the range facilities for players and fans alike. State-of-the-art treatment rooms and luxury dressing rooms welcome and relax players. While fans can wander around the club shop buying everything from key rings to club shirts. Complete with official Premier League name and number.

The development of the stadium was followed by two takeovers of the club. Now, the team once considered as underdogs can be talked about as premier league powerhouses capable of competing with the world’s elite on financial and footballing terms. Greater Manchester is densely populated. Some two and a half million people reside there. During the day, the city is filled with the latest in high-street retail and fashion, evenings bristle with activity with a wide range of bars and restaurants to choose from.

One of the world’s longest running and best loved soap operas is Coronation Street. Filmed at Grenada Studios in Manchester, home to the show for more than 50 years. Located in the Salford Keys, the Lowry is open to the public and brings a diverse variety of education and entertainment in the arts. The aim is to generate interest from the general public and embrace the community in which it is situated.

A match day at the Etihad stadium is always filled with excitement and passion. Where you’ll walk with a blue wave of fans heading along the Joe Mercer Way and up to the ground. And come kick off time, you’ll witness the Manchester City faithful in full voice, an experience like no other.

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.

Manchester won the Premier League for the second time last season, 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: There were lots of numbers and years mentioned in the video. In this activity, try to match the figures to the right information.
Can you put the words in the gap?

Activity 3: In this grammar activity, try to put the words in the correct order to make sentences.
Put the words in the right order.
 

Activity 4: In this game, click on the words as fast as you can. It's a race against the clock!
Race to click on the words in the right order!

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sirjoe777
24/04/2012
0
points

Wow!
What an interesting, exaustive and challenging... "homework" today!
Thanks you very much to all the BC team.
Sergio
P.S. Considered, James, in the morning I'd just done THE lesson blog too!


sirjoe777
24/04/2012 20:50


0

Wow!
What an interesting, exaustive and challenging... "homework" today!
Thanks you very much to all the BC team.
Sergio
P.S. Considered, James, in the morning I'd just done THE lesson blog too!

Jack
25/04/2012
0
points

Hi Sergio

It's always great to get feedback from you! You must have spent some time on the site yesterday. Have you noticed the small change on the site?

Thanks

Jack
The Premier Skills English Team


Jack
25/04/2012 04:11


0

Hi Sergio

It's always great to get feedback from you! You must have spent some time on the site yesterday. Have you noticed the small change on the site?

Thanks

Jack
The Premier Skills English Team

sirjoe777
25/04/2012
0
points

Dear James,
I noticed only that the - "the" because is that particular and unmistakable video - James' video is inside a more articulated lesson about the team you're talking about.
I don't know if it's what you really mean... You know, today here is holiday - we celebrate "La Liberazione" (and I'm married too on April 25!!!) - so I cannot study!
Best regards,
Sergio
P.S. In the last lesson blog I noticed a sort of pun between "to play" and "to ply"... Does it worth?


sirjoe777
25/04/2012 08:39


0

Dear James,
I noticed only that the - "the" because is that particular and unmistakable video - James' video is inside a more articulated lesson about the team you're talking about.
I don't know if it's what you really mean... You know, today here is holiday - we celebrate "La Liberazione" (and I'm married too on April 25!!!) - so I cannot study!
Best regards,
Sergio
P.S. In the last lesson blog I noticed a sort of pun between "to play" and "to ply"... Does it worth?

James
26/04/2012
0
points

Hi Sergio,

Thanks for your continued support on the predictions. Season coming to a close but still some other interesting things happening. Hope you can 'spread the word' to the other football fans you know. Keep up the good work!!!


James
26/04/2012 11:55


0

Hi Sergio,

Thanks for your continued support on the predictions. Season coming to a close but still some other interesting things happening. Hope you can 'spread the word' to the other football fans you know. Keep up the good work!!!

vinikovic
06/02/2013
0
points

Blues!


vinikovic
06/02/2013 23:57


0

Blues!

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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Is Chelsea your favourite team?


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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015 14:39
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Is Chelsea your favourite team?

vinikovic
22/09/2013
0
points

Today City won United: 4x1. Congratulations!


vinikovic
22/09/2013 19:18


0

Today City won United: 4x1. Congratulations!

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aragorn1986
29/10/2015
ME
15249
points

I would rather see some other stadium first.


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aragorn1986
29/10/2015 16:43
Montenegro
Arsenal
15249

I would rather see some other stadium first.

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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I need to learn more. This one is also interesting


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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 18:17
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I need to learn more. This one is also interesting

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footballlearner
03/02/2016
ES
130
points

I would love to visit the Etihad Stadium, it has an original name, that sounds good. Apart from being a commercial name, does it have a meaning?


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footballlearner
03/02/2016 00:00
Spain
Aston Villa
130

I would love to visit the Etihad Stadium, it has an original name, that sounds good. Apart from being a commercial name, does it have a meaning?

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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I liked it.


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 02:45
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I liked it.

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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I liked it.


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 02:45
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I liked it.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

It is good.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:52
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

It is good.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

No i have not.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:53
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

No i have not.

assemjuve
29/03/2016
PS
3433
points

The fans.


assemjuve
29/03/2016 18:53
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

The fans.

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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
10031
points

It was very easy listening and watching


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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:48
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

It was very easy listening and watching

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
10031
points

I haven't being to Manchester before


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:49
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

I haven't being to Manchester before

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
10031
points

I would love to visit the Etihad


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:50
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

I would love to visit the Etihad

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
10031
points

The best thing about going to a Manchester city match will be to see their lovely attacking football.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:52
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

The best thing about going to a Manchester city match will be to see their lovely attacking football.

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oscarlsoy
13/11/2016
ES
7
points

I`ve been only once on the airport to take the plane (I was staying in Liverpool). Of course I´d like a lot to see a macth at the Etihad. I´d like to see a Manchester City - Liverpool or a MC -MUnited. I imagine there a lot of people cheering their club. I hope could enjoy it sometime.


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oscarlsoy
13/11/2016 20:41
Spain
Manchester City
7

I`ve been only once on the airport to take the plane (I was staying in Liverpool). Of course I´d like a lot to see a macth at the Etihad. I´d like to see a Manchester City - Liverpool or a MC -MUnited. I imagine there a lot of people cheering their club. I hope could enjoy it sometime.

Atsushi
19/02/2017
JP
37
points

this video is great.


Atsushi
19/02/2017 10:07
Japan
Tottenham Hotspur
37

this video is great.

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2Spain32511
3Bosnia and Herzegovina29137
4Serbia23308
5Albania23000
6Montenegro19855
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8Russia17922
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Club ranking
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1Arsenal105193
2Manchester United90789
3Liverpool71354
4Chelsea54378
5Manchester City23554
6Leicester City21926
7Watford9842
8Tottenham Hotspur9041
9West Ham United3680
10Everton1584

Level

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

• Practise listening

• Learn some useful vocabulary

• Learn some interesting facts about Manchester 

 

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.