Listen to the report on the good, the bad and the ugly of the recent World Cup and then try our 2014 World Cup Listening Quiz below. Click ‘play’ to listen and ‘start’ to answer the test. You can read the original post (with transcript and vocabulary support) here.
World Cup 2014 Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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1. Question1 points
Which of the following did the speaker not mention when talking about the good points of the tournament?Correct
Yes, that’s right. He did not mention the refereesIncorrect
Sorry, that’s not right. He did not mention the referees
2. Question1 points
According to the report, which of the following statements are true?Correct
Yes, that’s right. 3 out of 4 teams from CONCACAF qualified for the second round (75%)Incorrect
No, sorry that’s not right. 3 out of 4 teams from CONCACAF qualified for the second round (75%)
3. Question1 points
According to the speaker, Spain crashed out of the group stage. What other verb used in the report is similar to this phrase?Correct
Yes, that’s right – ‘to be dumped out of’Incorrect
Sorry, that’s not right. The answer is ‘to be dumped out of’
4. Question1 points
Which word does the speaker use in the ‘bad’ section of the report to introduce a list?Correct
Yes, that’s right. Namely.Incorrect
Sorry, that’s not right. The correct answer is ‘namely’.
5. Question1 points
Complete the phrase with the appropriate prepositions
- ... by Germany in the semi-final that was then followed by a 0-3 defeat (at) the hands (of) the Dutch in the third-place play-off. An
Yes, that’s right. At the hands ofIncorrect
Sorry, that’s not right. At the hands of
6. Question1 points
Listen to the final part of the report and fill in the gap below
- There really was only one ugly story from the World Cup and that was Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez’ bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chielinni in their Group D game. Suárez initially (protested) his innocence but was eventually banned from all football activity for four months.
Yes, that’s correct.
Suárez initially protested his innocence but …Incorrect
Sorry, the correct word is ‘protested‘