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Heroes

Heroes

We asked stars from the Premier League a series of questions about football, culture and English. In this video, the players talk about their football heroes and heroes from outside football. What players do you think they will talk about? Ronaldo? Maldini? Zidane? Watch the video and find out!

Watch the video, and then complete the activities by clicking LEARN below and tell us what you think by clicking on TALK AND QUIZ.

Complete the activities

Activity 1: The Premier League players talked about some of their heroes both in and out of football. In this first activity, you have to match the players with what they said about their heroes.
Match the players to the things they said.

Activity 2: In this activity, you have to fill in the gaps in sentences using some of the vocabulary the players used in the video.
Fill in the gaps with the correct word.

Activity 3: In the video, Angel Rangel said, 'I think footballers should definitely be role models.' Here Angel used the word 'should', which we use to say if something is a good idea or 'shouldn't if something is a bad idea. In this activity, you have to match the sentences to 'should' or 'shouldn't'. Do you agree with what the sentences say?
What should good role models do?

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Premier Skills English online questionnaire

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

What do you think?

Who is your footballing hero?

Do you think footballers should be role models?

Who are your heroes outside of football?

 

 

 

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karodclr's picture
karodclr
05/01/2015
CO
38
points

He still playing but his perfomance isn´t great now. I think that he's my hero because when I saw playing for my favorite colombian team always played with the soul, gave it all in the games.


karodclr's picture
karodclr
05/01/2015 21:57
Colombia
Chelsea
38

He still playing but his perfomance isn´t great now. I think that he's my hero because when I saw playing for my favorite colombian team always played with the soul, gave it all in the games.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Watch and listen to stars of the Premier League talk about their football and non-football heroes.

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Glossary

To admire

to respect someone for what they do

An inspiration

a person or thing that makes you want to be better

To look up to

to respect and admire someone

To be impressed by something

to feel respect or admiration about something someone does

To be there for someone

to be available if someone wants to speak to you or needs your help

A role model

a person that you admire and try to copy

Humble

someone who shows that they are not as important as other people

 

 

Tips

Become a better listener

Sometimes people speak too quickly. If you find listening difficult, remember you can stop the video and listen again. You can also do this when speaking in English.

Remember to say: 

'Sorry, can you say that again?'

or

'Sorry, what did you say?'.