BBE & Authors Bookstore Conversation Club Review: June 20th!

Hello Everyone! Last week we were not able to host the Conversation Club due to unforeseen circumstances! The good news is that we will start the Club again tonight at 6 pm to talk about JULY 4TH or U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY! This will be a great opportunity to learn about an important aspect of American culture. You can also compare U.S. Independence Day with Colombian Independence Day. So bring your friends and come check out the Bogota Business English conversation club at Author’s Bookstore (Calle 70 #5-23) tonight at 6:00 pm.

If you did not attend on June 20th you don’t have to worry because on this blog you will be able to review the conversation topics, vocabulary and trivia that we discussed. We sincerely hope to see you there this Wednesday, July 4thto talk about INDEPENDENCE DAY with us! We are going to learn a lot of really cool things and new vocabulary.

Here’s what we talked about during the last Conversation Club…

“Let’s Talk About…”

SOCCER!

Vocabulary Bank

n. goal n. referee adj. riveting
n. pitch v. to score adj. challenging
n. team captain v. to root (for a team or player) n. home team / opponent
n. the score n. soccer fan v. to kick adj. entertaining

*Do you know what all of these words mean? Discuss with your group or ask a native speaker if you need clarification! Try to figure them out!

Conversation  topics…

  1. In general, there are 11 players on the pitch for each team during a match. They fall into four categories: goalkeepers, strikers, midfielders and defenders. What do each of these do?
  2. What was the final score of the last soccer match you watched? Were you at the stadium or did you watch the game on TV? Did the team that you were rooting for win?
  3. What was the most riveting soccer match you have ever watched?
  4. Do you have a favorite soccer team or player? Which one or who?
  5. Trivia: Which company has manufactured the official soccer ball for the World Cup tournaments since 1970?
CHECK OUT THIS COOL VIDEO ON THE HISTORY OF SOCCER!

Quotes of the week…

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

 

Did you know?

-Soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.

-The term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford “-er” abbreviation of the word “association”.

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