Bradford City FC

An Englishman talks about the football team he supports, Bradford City FC.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


What's my favourite sport?

My favourite sport is football, it's the perfect combination of speed, skill, and teamwork. I support my local football team which is Bradford City. In fact my whole family supports Bradford City and we have done for a long time.

The home stadium is called Valley Parade. The fans call Bradford City the 'Bantams'. And they have two mascots, one of which is a bantam, and the other is the 'City Gent'. He's a bit of a strange mascot but, he's a fat man, he wears a bowler hat and he parades around the stadium each match.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What's his favourite sport?
  • Which team does he go for? Which team does he support? Which team does he follow?
  • Where does the team play its home games.
  • What nickname do the fans call the team?
  • What are the club's two mascots?


His favourite sport is football (UK - football / US - soccer).

He supports his local club, Bradford City Football Club.

They play at Valley Parade.

The fans call them 'the Bantams'.

One mascot is a bantam, the other mascot is called the 'City Gent', a fat man with a bowler hat.