This is for all the football fans! Here’s a lesson I revised last year using resources from the brilliant Premier Skills English.
You may have seen a previous post I did on using sports commentaries in class. It focused on using the instantaneous present simple, which is popular among commentators. When I listen to managers being interviewed I often hear past incidents described using a mixture between present simple, past simple AND present perfect! Even the continuous is used… it’s so confusing!
‘He committed himself to the tackle, Cazorla sees that and dinks it over him and he’s ended up getting a card’.
‘He’s come on and played really well. He got the goal he deserved’.
‘When he played Zamora in you’re thinking ‘this is it’, but he’s hit the post and, well, we drop two points’. (more…)