My Favorite Sport, Soccer

A young American man explains why soccer (football) is his favorite sport.

Self Study


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


Ah, my favorite sport is soccer, um, I just really enjoy it. I've played it since I was a little kid.

Um, I've always been really good at it as well, which has helped me to enjoy it even more. My dad used to play when he was a kid, so he kind of taught me and showed me what to do, um, when I was little.

And I've played many other sports, but um, there was always something about soccer, that I just really really enjoyed and I love to play.

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.


  • How long has he played soccer for?
  • Why has he enjoyed it?
  • Who taught him how to play?


He's been playing soccer ever since he was a little kid.

He's enjoyed it because he's been quite good at it.

His father showed him how to play when he was younger.



US - soccer
UK - football