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Featured Club - Newcastle United

Featured Club - Newcastle United

Featured Club - Newcastle United

Newcastle's nickname is The Magpies and they play at St. James's Park. You can learn all about the Magpies, the Toon Army (Newcastle United fans) and the city of Newcastle by looking at our featured club materials.

Video Guide to Newcastle United

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.

Video Transcript:

Hi there. I’m John Dykes. Welcome to the Premier League’s video guide to Newcastle United football club. Here, we’ll take you behind the scenes at St James’ Park. We’ll also give you an insight into the match day experience and point you towards other things to see and do in and around the club.

One of the most instantly recognisable cities in England, Newcastle is home to quite possibly the Premier League’s most passionate set of fans. For Newcastle United’s fans or the ‘Toon Army’ as they are known, supporting the Magpies is something of a religion and St James’ Park is their place of worship.

Sitting majestically in the heart of the city, the stadium dominates the skyline. Just minutes from all major road and rail links, access to the ground is one of the easiest in the country.

The oldest and largest football stadium in the northeast of England, St James’ can hold over fifty-two thousand fans making it the sixth largest ground in the United Kingdom.

Some great footballing names have graced the James’ Park dressing room and as a result this famous old club enjoys a rich heritage within the sport. Eighth in the all time Premier League table, United are also the eighth most decorated club in England.

Match day, however, is when the city really comes alive. You can take a pre-match stroll to the popular Quayside or walk along the picturesque Grey Street.

if you need to show your support more expressively, head to one of the many official Newcastle United club stores en route to the ground. No pre-match ritual would be complete without a trip to Shearer’s bar and a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale.

It’s in the stadium, however, that you really begin to discover what supporting the Magpies is all about. Newcastle United is without question, the heart and soul of this city and once you’ve experienced one of their matches, you’ll know exactly why.

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.

 

Papiss Cisse wears the number 9 at Newcastle.

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!
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Activity 2: In this activity, read the sentences and try to correct the mistakes.
Read the sentences and correct the mistakes.

Activity 3: In this grammar activity, look at the words and try to make true sentences about Newcastle.
Rearrange the words to make sentences about Newcastle.

Activity 4: In this game, try to find some words that you heard in the video!
Find the words from the video using the clues.

 

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sabanoleg
25/09/2017
UA
2018
points

I would like to drink pint of Newcastle Brown Ale.


sabanoleg
25/09/2017 11:18
Ukraine
Arsenal
2018

I would like to drink pint of Newcastle Brown Ale.

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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016
GH
4662
points

To hear the fans speaking geordie and learn a few phrases as I enjoy the match


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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016 16:30
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

To hear the fans speaking geordie and learn a few phrases as I enjoy the match

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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016
GH
4662
points

I would like to go to the St. James Park.


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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016 16:26
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

I would like to go to the St. James Park.

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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016
GH
4662
points

I have never been to Newcastle


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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016 16:24
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

I have never been to Newcastle

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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016
GH
4662
points

Nice video


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kwesimanifest
01/07/2016 16:21
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

Nice video

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3696
points

The atmosphere in the stadium.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 19:37
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

The atmosphere in the stadium.

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3696
points

No i have not,not a lot.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 19:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

No i have not,not a lot.

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3696
points

It is good.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 19:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

It is good.

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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

That's enjoyfull.
I like their stadium and fans.


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 03:09
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

That's enjoyfull.
I like their stadium and fans.

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MUGEMANYI
15/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Good video! Thank you for uploading.


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MUGEMANYI
15/11/2015 03:25
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Good video! Thank you for uploading.

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aragorn1986
29/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It would be great to learn some new phrases between Geordies. St.James is one of the best stadiums in England. Very passionate fans they have..


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aragorn1986
29/10/2015 15:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It would be great to learn some new phrases between Geordies. St.James is one of the best stadiums in England. Very passionate fans they have..

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Rich
29/10/2015
ES
370
points

Have you seen this lesson that we have about the Geordie accent? http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/stories/diffe...


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Rich
29/10/2015 18:10
Spain
Liverpool
370

Have you seen this lesson that we have about the Geordie accent? http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/stories/diffe...

Abdallah
21/09/2015
KW
1813
points

Good video
I've never been to Newcastle but I've heard from my friends it's really awesome city


Abdallah
21/09/2015 20:20
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Good video
I've never been to Newcastle but I've heard from my friends it's really awesome city

Aland124
08/11/2012
0
points

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08/11/2012 08:00


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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015
RW
2320
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This web is really awesome


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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015 15:05
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

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Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

• Practise listening

• Learn some useful vocabulary

• Learn about Newcastle

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. 

Extension

Learn more about the city of Newcastle on the Visit Britain website.