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May 30, 2009

World’s famous team : ‘Manchester United’

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardlstansfield @ 8:07 am

※Glossary :

▷ commercial : involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods
▷ corporation : a large business or company
▷ insurance : an arrangement in which you pay money to a company, and they pay money to you if something unpleasant happens to you, for example if your property is stolen or damaged, or if you get a serious illness
▷ pursuit : an activity, interest, or plan consists of all the things that you do when you are carrying it out.
▷ capability : you have the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do it
▷ sequentially : follows a fixed order
▷ priceless : you are emphasizing that it is worth a very large amount of money

World’s famous team : ‘Manchester United’

Manchester United's logo

Manchester United's logo


Park Ji-sung

Park Ji-sung


Christiano Ronaldo

Christiano Ronaldo

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Soccer is one of the, if not the, most popular sports in the world. There are many soccer leagues in the world, but England premier league is the most popular. So, most of the best soccer players play in the premier league and the games are broadcasting all around the world. Especially, there are four team in the premier league, these teams have a lot of fans in the world. One of those team name is Manchester United. M.U is located in Manchester city. And their stadium is ‘Old Trafford’
M.U have good coaches like Ferguson, and the best players like Ronaldo, Rooney, Giggs, and Ji-sung etc. Wherever they show up, a lot of M.U fans cheers their team, and respect each players and coaches.
Although M.U is soccer team, M.U is also well-known for commercial-related team. Because of their fame, many commercial corporation wants to advertise their products or other things through M.U team. For example, insurance corporation ‘AIG’ contracts with M.U condition for ‘AIG’ marks on the team’s uniforms. Sometimes M.U is blamed for these commercial pursuit but their capability of soccer
stands high above the others, it is not important for their fans. They are champions in EPL(English Premier League) two seasons sequentially and win the UEFA’s champions League last season.
Of course M.U is famous for Park ji-sung’s soceer team in Republic of Korea, but M.U is world’s most famous team, and their just name merit ‘Manchester United’ is priceless.

References:

http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=073&aid=0001995459&
http://picsrv.manutd.com/?fif=/manu/1002653.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=1280&hei=960&cvt=jpeg

Discussion Questions :

1. a. Have you ever watched a soccer game? Which countries or leagues were the teams from?
b. Do you like soccer? Why or why not?
2. Do you like Manchester United? Why or Why not?
3. Who are your favorite players in Manchester United?
4. What do you think about Manchester United’s commercial pursuits?
5. a. Do you think that Park Ji-sung has had an impact? Why or why not?
b. If so, what kind of impact has he had?

[ Class #53, Group #4, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Ha Myeong-hee, Pak Joon-yeon (Kang Seul-gi??) ]

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