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Video, vocabulary and conversation activity  
ESPN Commercial - Length: 1 minute


Watch the ESPN commercial and do the exercises that follow.
  







1.What do people do around the world to watch the World Cup? Match the place to the action in the chart below.

PLACE

ACTION
Río de Janeiro Brasil
A) Mother driving with child in the middle of the night to watch game.

London Egland 
B) People grilling meat, getting together to see the match.

Kumasi Ghana
C) Man running out of his office in the afternoon to get to see the game.

Valencia Spain 
D) Fans gathering around small TV set pedaling to get power.

Moscow, Russia
E) Man shoveling snow near antenna to get a good signal.

(near) Tehran, Iran
F) People gathering late at night at restaurant.

Osaka, Japan
G) Boy sneaking out from home at night to meet with friends.

Seattle, United States
H) Boys extending long cords to get electricity to watch the game.

Guadalajara, Mexico 

I) Soccer fans eeting in a pub.
Los Andes, Chile
J) Fishermen adjusting the satellite dish.



2.Describe the way people feel around the world, in each place the commercial shows. Use the adjectives in the box. Give examples and explain why you say that.



INDIFFERENT -  ALIVE  -   CONFIDENT  -  AFFLICTED  -   DELIGHTED   IMPORTANT  -  OPTIMISTIC  -    FEARLESS  -  ANIMATED  -  RELAXED   PESSIMISTIC  -   SERENE   -   SAD   -  ANGRY  -  CURIOUS  - INSPIRED
DEPRESSED  -  CONFUSED  -  INTERESTED  -  AFRAID   -  POSITIVE
BORED  -  STRONG  -   FASCINATED   -  LIFELESS



3.What time zone is the commercial refering to?

4.Is your country represented in the commercial? What do people do where you live during the Soccer World Cup?





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