#3. The Press Conference

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Published: 4.07.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:01
Accent: American
Source: Ted Lasso [S1 E01]

Ted meets the press for the first time after being hired as the manager of AFC Richmond.


    

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  • without further ado [exp] - without any delay,immediately
  • one sec [exp] - please wait one second (one moment)
  • the throat [n] - xthe front of the neck
  • fizzy water [n] - carbonated water (water with gas)
  • jump right in [exp] - start right away
  • address [v] - talk about
  • the elephant in the room [exp] - an important issue that everyone knows but no one wants to mention
  • folks [n] - people
  • four quarters [n] - the length of an American football game (4 15-minute parts)
  • two halves [n] - the length of a European football game (2 45-minute parts)
  • a tie [n] - when both team have the same score so that neither team wins or loses
  • a sign of the apocalypse [exp] - an event that signals the world will end soon (from the Bible)
  • a fellow [n] - a guy
  • never set foot in [exp] - never been to
  • the amateur level [exp] - sports that is not professional (the players do not get paid)
  • second tier [n] - second level (not the highest)
  • possessing [v] - having
  • my fellow countrymen [exp] - people from my country
  • salty [adj] - angry and unfriendly
  • a bunch [n] - a group of people
  • a mad notion [exp] - a crazy idea
  • after all [exp] - opposite of expectations
  • the press room [n] - the room where news reporters (the press) meet
  • the stewardship of [n] - the control and protection of
  • profound mediocrity [n] - very average
  • a bit harsh [exp] - a little bit strong and negative
  • a CV [n] - a Curriculum Vitae (a resume)
  • a trophy [n] - a cup or other object given for winning a championship
  • this millennium [n] - since the year 2000
  • a match [n] - a football (soccer) game
  • spit [v] - push saliva (water) out of one's mouth

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Ted Lasso Rebecca
  • Ted Lasso is an American football coach.
  • Ted has recently been hired to coach an English Premier League football club, AFC Richmond.
  • Rebecca Welton is the new owner of AFC Richmond. Her ex-husband was the previous owner.
  • Ted doesn't know anything about football (soccer).

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  1. Why does Ted cough at the beginning of the press conference?
    He is sick.
    He is nervous.
    The water tastes bad.
    The water has gas.

  2. What is the "elephant in the room"?
    Ted knows nothing about football.
    Rebecca has recently divorced her husband.
    AFC Richmond has lost many matches recently.

  3. What coaching experience does Ted have with European football?
    He coached a professional team in the USA.
    He was an assitant coach for a high school team.
    He coached his son's team.
    None

  4. What mistakes does Ted make while talking about football?
    He keeps calling it soccer.
    He doesn't know how long a game is.
    He forgets that football matches can end in tie.
    He doesn't know how many players are on the pitch.
    He doesn't know any of the players, names on AFC Richmond.
    None

  5. What does Ted compliment about Trent (the reporter)?
    His hair
    His glasses
    His polite way of speaking

  6. What information does Trent give about Ted Lasso?
    He is American.
    He is divorced.
    This is his first time in England.
    He has never played football before.
    He has never coached a winning team.
    He coached a second-tier amateur team.

  7. Which football players does Ted mention?
    Pele
    Maradona
    David Beckham
    Ronaldo
    Messi
    Harry Kane

  8. Why does Rebecca think that Ted is already a success?
    The team won their first game.
    The team sold many tickets.
    The press room is full.

  9. What does Rebecca say about AFC Richmond?
    She rarely watches their games.
    The team has been losing money.
    The team has not been succeesful.

  10. What does Rebecca say about Ted Lasso?
    He has recently won a championship.
    His teams are always successful.
    He does not have a CV.

  11. Which team will AFC Richmond play in their next match?
    Manchester United
    Crystal Palace
    Chelsea

  12. What does Ted apologise for?
    His lack of football knowledge
    Rebecca's impolite speaking
    Spitting on the people's stuff


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Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence.

  • Ted decides to talk about (the elephant in the room) right away.
    → the thing everyone is thinking about but no one wants to mention
  • Before today, Ted had (never set foot in) England.
    → never been to (England)
  • Rebecca says she has witnessed (nothing but) profound mediocrity while watching Richmond play.
    → only
  • Rebeccas says that Richmond will be doing things the "Lasso way" (from now on) .
    → into the future starting from now


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Introducing Ted Lasso
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Ted meets the team
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