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“The World Cup and the United States” – Real Deal English

18 Jun , 2014  

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It’s World Cup time and everyone is talking about it. But are people in the United States talking about their team? What’s the deal with Americans and soccer anyway? And what the heck is this word “soccer”?!

Key Vocabulary:

highly-respected

spearheaded

aussie football – Australian Footbal

disdain

British Association of Football

asSOCiation –

combative

established

dominant

demographic shift

qualified

sexist

to root for a team

globalized world

the World Series

jumping on the bandwagon

“fairweather fans”

“fairweather friend”


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