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Rini is standing in front of the National Football Association on her way to the Youth Council

The Youth Council

The Youth Council

In this issue, Rini is invited to represent Tanah Ijo at the National Football Association's Youth Council. When she gets there, she faces a tough challenge.

Rini has just finished football practice with her friends. Her coach calls her and asks to speak to her in his office. The coach gives Rini a letter from the National Football Association. It’s an invitation to represent Tanah Ijo (the neighbourhood the kids are from) at the city’s Youth Council. The coach asks her to talk to her friends about the issues she should bring up.
 
In this first activity, you have to match the words at the top with the descriptions below.
Match the words to the descriptions
 
When she arrives at the National Football Association, there’s a display with an agenda and list of participants. There are also name badges. She stands behind a couple of kids from rich neighbourhoods who are looking at the information and overhears one of them, saying: “I can’t believe they’ve invited someone from Tanah Ijo… what are they going to know about? Mud and rubbish? Ha ha ha!” Rini is embarrassed and puts her name badge in her bag.
 
She makes friends with the other representatives and gets on well with most of them. The discussion is good and she participates fully.  She goes back to Tanah Ijo and tells her friends all about it (except for the part about lying about where she’s from) and how fantastic it was.
 
The council makes a decision about where to play the tournament.
 
 
In this activity, you have to read sentences about the story so far. The sentences are about how the different characters feel, but the vocabulary that describes the feelings has been removed.
Fill in the gaps with the feelings.
 
Rini makes her speech nad persuades the council to play the tournament in her neighbourhood, too.
 
Five United is playing in the youth tournament. Their first match is against a team from one of the richest neighbourhoods in the city. As soon as the team arrives, she spots Raffi. He sees her and laughs.   Rini is disturbed and can’t concentrate on the match. Her team loses.   After the match the Raffi says: I knew it! Ha ha I knew you were lying. I’m going to tell everyone and you’ll have to leave the Youth Council.
 
In this activity, you have to match the descriptions of ways of speaking with the verbs.
Verbs that describe speaking
 
Rini is really upset and confesses to her coach. Her coach tells her it’s OK. They go together to visit the Youth Council and explain.
The boy asked to leave the council and RIni  is made a permenent member.
 
 

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What do you think?

What did Rini think of her neighbourhood at the beginning of the story? Why?
Why did they make Rini a permanent member of the youth council?
How do you think Rini feels now?
Are you always proud about where you are from?
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hsn's picture
hsn
22/05/2022
TR
5526
points

In my opinon we have no chance to choose the place in which we born.So it doesn't need to be proud or ashamed for it. It's destiny. In any reason also in case of necessity lying is a very bad attitude. So Rini didn't have to be made permanent member of the council.Then it have could been a "life lesson" for her.


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hsn
22/05/2022 16:28
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5526

In my opinon we have no chance to choose the place in which we born.So it doesn't need to be proud or ashamed for it. It's destiny. In any reason also in case of necessity lying is a very bad attitude. So Rini didn't have to be made permanent member of the council.Then it have could been a "life lesson" for her.

Michaelsun
27/03/2022
CN
738
points

Rini thought her neighborhood was not good enough compared with others in the city.
The Youth Council should be honesty, integrity and respect. Some guy did not respect Rini’s neighborhood.
I’m always proud about where I am from, because my hometown is
Rich in material and sprig it.


Michaelsun
27/03/2022 11:01
China
Manchester United
738

Rini thought her neighborhood was not good enough compared with others in the city.
The Youth Council should be honesty, integrity and respect. Some guy did not respect Rini’s neighborhood.
I’m always proud about where I am from, because my hometown is
Rich in material and sprig it.

Bruno123
31/01/2022
PL
296
points

Good,


Bruno123
31/01/2022 17:18
Poland
Manchester United
296

Good,

Paulinho
11/06/2021
BR
21
points

Rini, in the beginning of the story, was ashamed of her neighbourhood, because people were said bad things about it.
Rini said the truth to the youth council and they liked her attitude and they gave her the title of permanent member of the youth council.
I think Rini is happy for being a permanent member of the council and because she told the truth.


Paulinho
11/06/2021 22:39
Brazil
Arsenal
21

Rini, in the beginning of the story, was ashamed of her neighbourhood, because people were said bad things about it.
Rini said the truth to the youth council and they liked her attitude and they gave her the title of permanent member of the youth council.
I think Rini is happy for being a permanent member of the council and because she told the truth.

mat_cfc_pl
05/08/2020
PL
351
points

I'm always proud in my city but sometimes people laugh at one.


mat_cfc_pl
05/08/2020 10:45
Poland
Chelsea
351

I'm always proud in my city but sometimes people laugh at one.

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mobeckham
30/06/2020
TR
6510
points

I'm always proud that I'm from Cairo , Egypt and I also love Izmir , Turkey my current city and country.


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mobeckham
30/06/2020 19:54
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I'm always proud that I'm from Cairo , Egypt and I also love Izmir , Turkey my current city and country.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
30/06/2020
TR
6510
points

She made a permanent member of the youth council because she told them the truth so as a result the committee respected her.
I think she feels proud of herself and her neighbourhood.


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mobeckham
30/06/2020 19:52
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

She made a permanent member of the youth council because she told them the truth so as a result the committee respected her.
I think she feels proud of herself and her neighbourhood.

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mobeckham
30/06/2020
TR
6510
points

She thought it's not good to introduce her neighbourhood because she heard someone says it's muddy and dirty.


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mobeckham
30/06/2020 19:50
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

She thought it's not good to introduce her neighbourhood because she heard someone says it's muddy and dirty.

Izabela
20/06/2020
BR
1505
points

Great


Izabela
20/06/2020 00:45
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Great

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jjosebadillo
13/02/2020
MX
435
points

She was ashamed
Hers spech
very proud
Not always


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jjosebadillo
13/02/2020 01:43
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

She was ashamed
Hers spech
very proud
Not always

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josegsalass
23/11/2019
VE
581
points

She was ashamed because someone said it was just mud and rubbish.
She told the truth to the council about where she was from.
She is happy because of her new role,
Yes, I am. I grew up in a poor neighborhood but I never complained about that, I always played for the team from this neighborhood.


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josegsalass
23/11/2019 23:55
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

She was ashamed because someone said it was just mud and rubbish.
She told the truth to the council about where she was from.
She is happy because of her new role,
Yes, I am. I grew up in a poor neighborhood but I never complained about that, I always played for the team from this neighborhood.

Czarek54321
18/10/2019
PL
314
points

Badly

.


Czarek54321
18/10/2019 19:29
Poland
Manchester City
314

Badly

.

stevewankou
17/08/2019
US
97
points

1)at the beginning of the story rini felt ashamed of her neighborhood because someone talked bad about her neighborhood.
2)rini has been honest at the youth concil
3)rini feels well
4)I very happy where I from


stevewankou
17/08/2019 22:31
United States
Liverpool
97

1)at the beginning of the story rini felt ashamed of her neighborhood because someone talked bad about her neighborhood.
2)rini has been honest at the youth concil
3)rini feels well
4)I very happy where I from

Jakub123
24/10/2018
PL
96
points

easy


Jakub123
24/10/2018 16:45
Poland
Manchester United
96

easy

Maks Poland
03/03/2018
PL
823
points

Yeah!


Maks Poland
03/03/2018 07:32
Poland
Manchester United
823

Yeah!

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kwesimanifest
17/07/2016
GH
4768
points

She feel proud to represent her neighborhood


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kwesimanifest
17/07/2016 01:06
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

She feel proud to represent her neighborhood

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
17/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes I am proud of where I am from.


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kwesimanifest
17/07/2016 00:57
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes I am proud of where I am from.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
16/07/2016
GH
4768
points

She was made a permanent member as she agreed she lied about her neighborhood initially and came back to say the truth.
She showed rumours for her action.


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kwesimanifest
16/07/2016 15:42
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

She was made a permanent member as she agreed she lied about her neighborhood initially and came back to say the truth.
She showed rumours for her action.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
16/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Rini was ashamed to speak about her neighborhood as few kids at the youth council made fun of her neighborhood


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kwesimanifest
16/07/2016 15:37
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Rini was ashamed to speak about her neighborhood as few kids at the youth council made fun of her neighborhood

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ZoeyRedbird
14/03/2016
RU
369
points

Rini represent very well her neighbourhood after all.


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ZoeyRedbird
14/03/2016 13:31
Russia
Manchester United
369

Rini represent very well her neighbourhood after all.

joto
06/03/2016
AT
271
points

1.At the beginning Rini felt ashamed. because others were saying bad about her neighbourhood.
2.For honesty integrity respect they make Rini a permanent member of the youth council.
3.Now Rini feels well.
4.Yes.I am always proud about my neighbourhood.


joto
06/03/2016 07:14
Austria
Stoke City
271

1.At the beginning Rini felt ashamed. because others were saying bad about her neighbourhood.
2.For honesty integrity respect they make Rini a permanent member of the youth council.
3.Now Rini feels well.
4.Yes.I am always proud about my neighbourhood.

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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

She lied because she felt ashamed when some people spoke about her neighbourhood.
I think she relieved.
Yes.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 06:21
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

She lied because she felt ashamed when some people spoke about her neighbourhood.
I think she relieved.
Yes.

cisilce
16/02/2016
US
358
points

I always proud about where I came from.


cisilce
16/02/2016 11:06
United States
Arsenal
358

I always proud about where I came from.

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aragorn1986
24/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Rini is ok now, but I'm sure she felt like a person against whom other people have total lack of respect. You should never allow anyone to even try to behave like that.


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aragorn1986
24/12/2015 15:01
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Rini is ok now, but I'm sure she felt like a person against whom other people have total lack of respect. You should never allow anyone to even try to behave like that.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I'm always and very proud of where I come from


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 16:26
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I'm always and very proud of where I come from

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
30/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Calm


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almirpereira
30/10/2015 00:17
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Calm

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
29/10/2015
ME
3557
points

I'm always proud about town I'm from. Rini is proud too, but she felt that the others might get wrong conclusions and disagree with her about the tournament she wanted to be held in her neighbourhood. After that she admitted that she made a mistake and explained everything to members of the council.


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aragorn1986
29/10/2015 15:08
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I'm always proud about town I'm from. Rini is proud too, but she felt that the others might get wrong conclusions and disagree with her about the tournament she wanted to be held in her neighbourhood. After that she admitted that she made a mistake and explained everything to members of the council.

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SAGAR HALDAR
19/07/2015
IN
0
points

1.At the beginning Rini felt ashamed. because others were saying bad about her neighbourhood.
2.For honesty integrity respect they make Rini a permanent member of the youth council.
3.Now Rini feels well.
4.Yes.I am always proud about my neighbourhood.


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SAGAR HALDAR
19/07/2015 16:58
India
Arsenal
0

1.At the beginning Rini felt ashamed. because others were saying bad about her neighbourhood.
2.For honesty integrity respect they make Rini a permanent member of the youth council.
3.Now Rini feels well.
4.Yes.I am always proud about my neighbourhood.

b_keerthi7
19/07/2015
IN
0
points

1. Initially, Rini was ashamed to speak about her neighborhood as few kids at the youth council made fun of her neighborhood.
2. The youth council made rini, a permanent member as she agreed she lied about her neighborhood initially and came back to say the truth.
3. She feel proud to represent her neighborhood.
4. Yes I am. I love the place I am brought up though I love to travel I would always want to come back to my home town.


b_keerthi7
19/07/2015 15:57
India
Arsenal
0

1. Initially, Rini was ashamed to speak about her neighborhood as few kids at the youth council made fun of her neighborhood.
2. The youth council made rini, a permanent member as she agreed she lied about her neighborhood initially and came back to say the truth.
3. She feel proud to represent her neighborhood.
4. Yes I am. I love the place I am brought up though I love to travel I would always want to come back to my home town.

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