Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Video: Mo Farah interviewed after marathon win

(B1), B2, C1, (C2)

In February 2013, athlete Mo Farah won the New Orleans half-marathon in the fastest time ever. He is interviewed after the race by a TV presenter who asks him: "Haven't you run before? This isn't your first time?" She clearly hasn't done her homework. What she doesn't know is that Mo was the 2012 Olympic champion in both the 5,000 m and 10,000 m.  Video time: 2 minutes 9 seconds. Activity time: 15 - 30 minutes

Task:   1 Watch the video and answer the questions.
a  Do you think Mo Farah
    - doesn't realize she has no idea who he is?
    - realizes but isn't sure how to respond?
b  Do you think the journalist 
    - has no idea he's famous from beginning to end?
    - starts to have doubts?


2  Watch again. Which expressions are used in place of the words in italics?  
    (If you need help, combine words from list A and list B below)

a  It's an incredible exploit
b  Quite a lot of people came to the event
c  It's nice to run the fastest ever time.
d  The crowd really supported us.
e  It's a big distance
f   It's twice as far as what I've done today.
You've certainly begun well
h  Do you have any other races in the near future?
i   It's I can't remember exactly when in April.

A  double    break the    long    some    coming    you're off to     got    turned    amazing
B  a great start    feat    the distance    up     time     course record    behind    up    way

Go to the video here..

Check your answers to task 2 here.





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