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NEB Grade XII Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 3 Euro 2020 | News

NEB Grade XII Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 3 Euro 2020 | News

Unit: 3

Euro 2020

Pronunciation

/aɪ/

fine, shine, why, height, bright, five, sight, white, by

/eɪ/

rein, rail, sleigh, snail, break, fake, freight, eight, game, claim, friend, gait, hail, frame

Comprehension

A. True or False or Not Given

a. England ....... 1996 World Cup Football.
... Answer:
False

b. Italy ....... trophy in the Euro Cup 2020.
... Answer:
False

c. The English team ....... International Football than Italy.
... Answer:
False

d. According to the captain of the English team,....... has lasting effects.
... Answer:
False

e. The Italian team ....... in their home ground.
... Answer:
False

f. The goalkeeper of the Italian team ....... the best than any other players in the match.
... Answer:
True

B. Answer the following questions.

a. Why does the reporter ....... heal its half-century long pain?
... Answer:
The reporter says that England is waiting to heal its half-century long pain because they are playing the European Championship final.

b. How did the Italian players react ....... became the champions?
... Answer:
They shouted with the expression “It’s coming to Rome. It’s coming to Rome.” as soon as they became the champions.

c. Why did ....... cry?
... Answer:
Saka and Sancho cried because their decisive spot kicks were saved by the Italian goalkeeper.

d. Penalty shoot-out ....... the English team. Why?
... Answer:
Penalty shoot-out has long been a bitter experience for the English team because that was England’s third straight failure from the penalty spot in the shootout at major tournaments.

e. State ....... Roberto Mancini to the Italian football.
... Answer:
Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018. It happened for the first time in six decades. Now, they are the best team in Europe and on a national-record 34-match unbeaten run under Roberto Mancini, their suave coach who has won an international trophy in his first attempt to add to the country’s other European title and its four World Cups.

f. How does the Euro Cup final 2020 remind ........ the 2018 World Cup semifinals? How?
... Answer:
The Euro Cup final 2020 reminds the audiences of the 2018 World Cup semifinals as England scored early against Croatia then spent most of the game chasing its opponent’s midfield before losing in extra time.

Critical thinking

a. "Every match is a new opportunity. Put its failure behind and start over again." Does this apply to ............ in the European Championship in these four years?

The Italian football is one of the most successful national teams in the history of football. They have won the four world cup titles and two European Championships. It was less than four years ago that the team plunged to the lowest moment of their soccer history as they failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018 for the first time in six decades.


Now, the Italian football team is the best team in Europe. Roberto Mancini is their head coach. He has guided the team to win their second European Championship. The team has set a new world record after breaking the 36-match unbeaten. They prove that every match is a new opportunity as one can put its failure behind and start over again.

b. When a team plays in a home ground, it gets a huge support from the audience in the stadium ........ to win and thus lose? What do you think?

In most team sports, a team playing in a home ground is considered to have a significant benefit over a visiting team. Many studies have shown that home ground matches support the teams to win the match. Taking home ground advantage into consideration, many important games have special rules for determining what match is played where.


Physical environment and crowd involvement are the factors, attributing to home advantage. The home ground benefit takes in players’ comfort with their physical environment. They are more easily able to maintain their practice and rest in comparison to the visiting teams. Familiarity with the physical characteristics of the competition venue could provide a competitive advantage to home performers.


Home audiences can have influence on the home ground advantage in several ways. They may encourage performers to invest extra effort to reward the audience for their support. In sports like football, home audiences collectively raise their noise levels to interrupt the on-field communications of the visiting team. The emotional strength of home audiences also seems to influence decisions made by referees.

Writing

News story

Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa America

by Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 10

Argentina beat Brazil in Saturday’s Copa America final to secure the national team’s first title in 28 years at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Argentina’s win was a victory for Lionel Messi, who picked up his first medal in a blue and white shirt. Angel Di Maria’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over the bitter rival and a record-equaling 15th Copa America.


Brazil piled on the pressure and were more aggressive in the second half, but could not get an equalizer. Even with five strikers on the field they couldn’t break down an Argentine defence.


When the final whistle was blown, the Argentine players surrounded their captain.

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