The Reading / Listening - Boxing - Level 5

Floyd Mayweather has won the richest fight in boxing history. He took home an amazing $100 million for beating Conor McGregor in 10 rounds in Las Vegas. Thousands of spectators paid tens of thousands of dollars for ringside seats. Millions more around the world looked at the fight on pay-per-view streaming sites. Boxing fans called the fight a circus event and a mismatch. Mayweather, one of the greatest fighters in boxing history, who had never lost or been knocked down, fought McGregor - a mixed martial arts fighter in his first ever professional boxing match.



Mayweather, 40, was the heavy favourite, even though he retired two years ago. He had 49 wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight world champion. Mayweather's victory came in the 10th round. The referee dived in to save McGregor from any more punishment from Mayweather's punches. The victory puts Mayweather ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano. McGregor gave a brave performance, but in the end, Mayweather's greater experience and better technique came through.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Boxing - Level 4 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. the richest fight in boxing
  2. Thousands of
  3. ringside
  4. pay-per-view
  5. a circus event and
  6. never lost or been
  7. a mixed martial arts
  8. his first ever professional
  1. fighter
  2. seats
  3. history
  4. boxing match
  5. knocked down
  6. spectators
  7. a mismatch
  8. streaming sites

Paragraph 2

  1. Mayweather, 40, was the heavy
  2. he retired
  3. He had 49 wins
  4. lightweight world
  5. Mayweather's victory came
  6. save McGregor from any
  7. McGregor gave a brave
  8. greater experience and
  1. performance
  2. champion
  3. better technique
  4. two years ago
  5. favourite
  6. (including 26 knockouts)
  7. more punishment
  8. in the 10th round

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Floyd Mayweather has won (1) ___________________ in boxing history. He took home an amazing $100 million for beating Conor McGregor in 10 rounds in Las Vegas. Thousands (2) ___________________ tens of thousands of dollars for ringside seats. Millions more around the world looked at the fight (3) ___________________ streaming sites. Boxing fans called the fight a circus event and a mismatch. Mayweather, (4) ___________________ fighters in boxing history, who had never lost or been knocked down, fought McGregor - a (5) ___________________ fighter in (6) ___________________ professional boxing match.

Mayweather, 40, (7) ___________________ favourite, even though he retired two years ago. (8) ___________________ wins (including 26 knockouts) and no defeats. McGregor, 29, (9) ___________________ Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight world champion. Mayweather's victory came in the 10th round. The referee (10) ___________________ save McGregor from any more punishment from Mayweather's punches. The victory puts Mayweather (11) ___________________ legendary Rocky Marciano. McGregor (12) ___________________ performance, but in the end, Mayweather's greater experience and better technique came through.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FloydMayweatherhaswontherichestfightinboxinghistory.Hetookho
meanamazing$100millionforbeatingConorMcGregorin10roundsinL
asVegas.Thousandsofspectatorspaidtensofthousandsofdollarsforri
ngsideseats.Millionsmorearoundtheworldlookedatthefightonpay-
per-viewstreamingsites.Boxingfanscalledthefightacircuseventan
damismatch.Mayweather,oneofthegreatestfightersinboxinghistory,
whohadneverlostorbeenknockeddown,foughtMcGregor-amixedm
artialartsfighterinhisfirsteverprofessionalboxingmatch.Mayweather
,40,wastheheavyfavourite,eventhoughheretiredtwoyearsago.Heha
d49wins(including26knockouts)andnodefeats.McGregor,29,isthere
igningUltimateFightingChampionshiplightweightworldchampion.Ma
yweather'svictorycameinthe10thround.TherefereedivedintosaveMc
GregorfromanymorepunishmentfromMayweather'spunches.Thevic
toryputsMayweatheraheadofthelegendaryRockyMarciano.McGrego
rgaveabraveperformance,butintheend,Mayweather'sgreaterexperi
enceandbettertechniquecamethrough.

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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