- Is soccer a popular sport in your country?
- Have you heard of the Women’s World Cup?
- compete /kuhm-PEET/
- progress /PROG-res/
- arrangement /uh-REYNJ-muhnt/
- champion /CHAM-pee-uhn /
- tournament /TOOR-nuh-muhnt/
[verb] – to take part in a race or competition
Athletes from different countries will compete in the Olympic Games.
[noun] – movement to an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position
The construction of the new building is making good progress, and it is expected to be completed on time.
[noun] – a plan for how something will happen
The couple made an arrangement to meet at the park for a picnic on Saturday.
[noun] – someone or something, especially a person or animal, that has beaten all other competitors in a competition
He worked hard and trained extensively to become the champion of the swimming competition.
[noun] – a competition for teams or single players in which a series of games is played, and the winners of each game play against each other until only one winner is left
The basketball team traveled to the neighboring city to participate in a regional tournament.
True or False:
- The Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was the eighth edition of the tournament.
- Both Australia and New Zealand co-hosted the matches in ten stadiums across nine cities.
- The 2023 Women’s World Cup featured 30 teams instead of 32, excluding new teams like Haiti, the Republic of Ireland, and Zambia.
- The prize money for the Women’s World Cup was increased to $110 million, nearly three times more than in 2019, with every player receiving compensation based on their team’s progress.
- FIFPRO did not support FIFA’s new payment model for the Women’s World Cup, expressing concerns about its fairness and universality.
Fill in the blanks:
- With consistent practice, she has made significant ________ in learning to play the piano.
- The team’s star player was instrumental in leading them to victory and becoming the ________ of the tournament.
- The schools’ sports teams will _______ in a soccer tournament next week.
- The chess __________ attracted players from different countries, each vying to be crowned the ultimate champion.
- The event organizers finalized the ___________ for the conference, including the schedule and guest speakers.