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Monday Night Owls - 18 June 2018 - Predicting football results with national anthems
We read an article which explained the connection between a football (soccer) team winning matches and singing their national anthem with passion:
Vocabulary Top 8:
kick off - the start of something
embrace - to accept (something or someone) readily or gladly
hunch - a belief or idea about something (especially a future event) that is not based on facts or evidence
gusto - great enjoyment, energy, and enthusiasm
concede - to allow an opponent to score (a point, goal, etc.)
knockout round - designed so that winning teams or players continue to play and losing teams or players do not
rendition - a performance of something
when the chips are down - when a very serious and difficult situation arises
Do you believe that the way a team sings the national anthem makes a difference?
Who are you supporting in the World Cup this year? Who do you think will win?