The Reading / Listening - Boxing - Level 4

Floyd Mayweather has won the richest fight in boxing history. He won $100 million for beating Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. Thousands of people paid big money for ringside seats. Millions more around the world watched on pay-per-view sites. Boxing fans called the fight a mismatch. Mayweather is one of the greatest fighters ever. He has never lost. McGregor is a mixed martial arts fighter. It was his first professional boxing match.



Mayweather, 40, was the big favourite. He had 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, is the UFC lightweight world champion. The referee stopped the fight in the 10th round to save McGregor from any more punishment from Mayweather's punches. Mayweather's record is now ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano's record. McGregor was brave, but in the end, Mayweather had greater experience and better technique.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Boxing - Level 5 or  Boxing - Level 6

Sources
  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2727620-floyd-mayweather-beats-conor-mcgregor-by-10th-round-tko-in-megafight
  • http://www.bbc.com/sport/boxing/41064767
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/08/26/fight-night-has-arrived-floyd-mayweather-and-conor-mcgregor-set-to-face-off/?utm_term=.ffacf0dbd06d


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. won the richest fight in
  2. Thousands of people paid big
  3. ringside
  4. watched on pay-per-
  5. Boxing fans called the fight
  6. one of the greatest fighters
  7. McGregor is a mixed martial
  8. It was his first professional
  1. money
  2. arts fighter
  3. view sites
  4. boxing match
  5. ever
  6. boxing history
  7. seats
  8. a mismatch

Paragraph 2

  1. Mayweather, 40, was the big
  2. He had 49 wins
  3. the UFC lightweight world
  4. The referee stopped the fight
  5. save McGregor from any more
  6. ahead of the legendary
  7. McGregor was
  8. greater experience and
  1. Rocky Marciano's record
  2. in the 10th round
  3. brave
  4. favourite
  5. better technique
  6. champion
  7. punishment
  8. (including 26 knockouts)

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Floyd Mayweather (1) ___________________ richest fight in boxing history. He won $100 million (2) ___________________ Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. Thousands of people paid big money for (3) ___________________. Millions more around the world watched on (4) ___________________ sites. Boxing fans called the fight a mismatch. Mayweather is one of the greatest fighters ever. He (5) ___________________. McGregor is a mixed martial arts fighter. It (6) ___________________ professional boxing match.

Mayweather, 40, (7) ___________________ favourite. He had 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) (8) ___________________. McGregor, 29, is the UFC lightweight world champion. The referee (9) ___________________ in the 10th round to save McGregor (10) ___________________ punishment from Mayweather's punches. Mayweather's record (11) ___________________ of the legendary Rocky Marciano's record. McGregor was brave, (12) ___________________, Mayweather had greater experience and better technique.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FloydMayweatherhaswontherichestfightinboxinghistory.Hewon$10
0millionforbeatingConorMcGregorinLasVegas.Thousandsofpeoplep
aidbigmoneyforringsideseats.Millionsmorearoundtheworldwatched
onpay-per-viewsites.Boxingfanscalledthefightamismatch.Maywea
therisoneofthegreatestfightersever.Hehasneverlost.McGregorisami
xedmartialartsfighter.Itwashisfirstprofessionalboxingmatch.Mayw
eather,40,wasthebigfavourite.Hehad49wins(including26knockouts
)andnodefeats.McGregor,29,istheUFClightweightworldchampion.T
herefereestoppedthefightinthe10throundtosaveMcGregorfromany
morepunishmentfromMayweather'spunches.Mayweather'srecordis
nowaheadofthelegendaryRockyMarciano'srecord.McGregorwasbra
ve,butintheend,Mayweatherhadgreaterexperienceandbettertechni
que.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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Answers

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