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Saint Jimmy - Cloze

Tom Morse
Activity set by: Tom Morse
Voice of Steven Starry.

First, do these activities: Vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz. Then, watch a video on Youtube

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


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   avoiding      background      beat      delighted      dramatic      draw      EFL      enabling      equalized      escape      excitement      fans      gap      goalkeeper      hugged      injury      instead      maverick      momentous      nervous      pitch      prayed      promotion      proud      reached      relegation      runs      stadium      stands      taste      thick      took      unfortunately   
‘Saint’ Jimmy – The greatest in English football.
In a city in the north of England called Carlisle, the 8th of May is called ‘St Jimmy’s day’ by of Carlisle United, the local football team. Why? Come on, admit it, you don’t know why. Few Spanish students do. However, if you love the passion and of English football like me, you should know the story.
I’m going to fill this in your football knowledge and tell you about one of the most moments in English football history. I hope that you’ll get a of the emotion that I felt on that day as a Carlisle United fan. Perhaps you will even be inspired to watch a match at Brunton Park, Carlisle United’s .
So why ‘Saint Jimmy’? What actually happened?
Let’s start with some information... Carlisle United is a football team with a history and thousands of loyal supporters. In the 1973-1974 football season, Carlisle won to the highest division of English professional football and the top of the league for 3 weeks in the following football season! Carlisle teams like Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
, by the 1998-99 football season, things had changed. Carlisle United was fighting against from the lowest English professional league. The club’s owner, a businessman, had promised the fans Champions league football! , he sold many of the team’s best players, including the . In desperation, Carlisle took an unknown goalkeeper on loan for the last 3 matches of the season. His name was Jimmy Glass.
On the 8th May 1999, Carlisle United needed to win their last league match to have any hope of relegation. It was a , emotional day and there was a large crowd at Brunton Park. The fans were angry with the club’s owner, but prepared to support the team through and thin. Jimmy Glass, in his red jersey, was in goal for Carlisle.
The Carlisle United players were and started the match badly. The opposition scored a goal and the lead. However, Carlisle thanks to a great shot from their captain. The score was 1-1, but a would not be enough for Carlisle United to survive. Time passed and the crowd became more and more nervous. Carlisle attacked again and again, but couldn’t score another goal.
The match entered 5 minutes of time added by the referee. The Carlisle fans screamed, cried, and for a goal. One, two, three, four minutes of injury time passed and the score was still 1-1. The fifth and last minute began and Carlisle won a corner. Carlisle’s manager told his goalkeeper Jimmy Glass to go up the into the opposition’s penalty area.
The corner was taken, and can you guess what happened next? The man in red, the unknown, on loan goalkeeper scored a fantastic goal and saved Carlisle United from relegation! Thousands of , relieved Carlisle fans invaded the pitch! The noise was incredible! Supporters each other and danced in the ! Jimmy Glass, or ‘Saint’ Jimmy left the pitch on the shoulders of happy Carlisle fans!
‘Saint’ Jimmy became famous in the UK for this goal. However, he never played for Carlisle United again and retired from football at 27! ‘Saint’ Jimmy, now a taxi firm on the south coast of England, but is still loved by most English football fans for ‘the greatest escape’.