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What is a match day like in Brazil?

What is a match day like in Brazil?

We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans tell us about match day in Brazil.

What do you think match day is like in Brazil?

Watch the video and complete the activities.

Tapescript

First watch the video, then, if the video is too difficult try reading the tapecript to help your understanding.

Artur: Ah, it's big. It's like a whole preparation for the game, everyone is starving to the game to begin. It's just a big event they have.

Victor: In an important game, on a Sunday for example, it's typical to go to the beach, discuss alot about the game, having some beers. And then after lunch go to Maracana - it's tradition.

Fernando: Well, full of excitement, I mean, people look forward to going to the match. And everything that is associated with it, even before the match, during the match, after the match.

Andre: Everybody start yelling for the players and they sing, like, songs and stuff like that.

Patricia: Well, they get together, go to bars to drink, watch the match together. It's very cheerful, it's very lively.

Caio: I guess it's a special day for the classic.

Aloisio:  For the national team it's just like a vacation or holidays, you know. Everybody stops to see and to support the national team.

Joao: We are all excited with the game. Especially when it's an important game, and when it's your team, of course!

What is match day like in Brazil?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that was used by the fans. Match the vocabulary to the definitions. When you finish the activity, watch the video again and listen to the fans using the vocabulary.
Match the words with their definitions

Activity 2: This activity tests your memory. Can you remember what the different fans said about match days in Brazil? Use the words to complete the fans' quotes. Watch the video again, if you can't remember :)
Complete the quote


Activity 3: Have a go at this game and try to put the words into a sentence. All the sentences use 'before', 'during' and 'after', do you know how to use them correctly? When you finish, have another go and see if you can do it faster!
Put the sentence together in this word game.

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Over to you: What's match day like in your country?

 
Do you watch matches on TV or go to the stadium? What's the atmosphere like? Is it exciting?
What do you do before a match? What do you do during a match? What do you do after a match?
What's the best match you have ever seen or been to?
 
Leave your message in the comments below :)

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/06/2020
TR
6496
points

I usually watch on telly but sometimes go to the stadium but not often
The atmosphere is so exciting especially when United play Arsenal and my brother comes over to watch with me


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mobeckham
13/06/2020 20:48
Turkey
Manchester United
6496

I usually watch on telly but sometimes go to the stadium but not often
The atmosphere is so exciting especially when United play Arsenal and my brother comes over to watch with me

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The best match that i have ever seen was when Juventus won Turin 2-1 in the last minute of added time.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:21
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The best match that i have ever seen was when Juventus won Turin 2-1 in the last minute of added time.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

nothing.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:20
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

nothing.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I watch them on tv,only one match that i watched at a stadium.


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assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:19
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I watch them on tv,only one match that i watched at a stadium.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/11/2015
ME
3557
points

The best match I have ever seen in my life was Brazil - Denmark, 3-2, played in Nantes, 1998!


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aragorn1986
23/11/2015 13:33
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The best match I have ever seen in my life was Brazil - Denmark, 3-2, played in Nantes, 1998!

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Usually I watch match on TV


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 08:36
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Usually I watch match on TV

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

I watch the matches on TV. During the match me and my friends often take a pint of beer in the local pub.


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aragorn1986
05/11/2015 16:25
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I watch the matches on TV. During the match me and my friends often take a pint of beer in the local pub.

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almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1326
points

I watch matches on TV.


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almirpereira
01/11/2015 21:53
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

I watch matches on TV.

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SajidaXI
29/06/2014
PK
0
points

Nice Quiz


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
29/06/2014 14:50
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Nice Quiz

Anec's picture
Anec
26/06/2014
LK
0
points

Actually I've never been to see a football match but It's kind a exciting when I see people cheer for their teams.


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Anec
26/06/2014 11:49
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
0

Actually I've never been to see a football match but It's kind a exciting when I see people cheer for their teams.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/02/2016
ME
3557
points

That's what football is about. In some sports it's all about the show and commercials. Not here.


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aragorn1986
08/02/2016 19:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

That's what football is about. In some sports it's all about the show and commercials. Not here.

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