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Talking sport; learning the word represent

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Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about hockey inPakistanand learning the word represent.

Hockey isPakistan's most important Olympic sport.

Over the yearsPakistanhas won three Olympic gold medals in hockey.

InPakistanthere is a school called MC High, which is well known for producing top hockey players.

Let's hear from BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool, who has been there to find out more about the school's sporting history.

Listen for the word represent and listen for how many international players the school has produced over the last 40 years.

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These pupils all share a dream - to one day representPakistanat the Olympics. They're in the right place to achieve it. Their school has an amazing history when it comes to hockey –Pakistan's most important Olympic sport. So many ofPakistan's greatest hockey stars have come from these very classrooms. This one school alone over the last 40 years has produced over 50 international players who have won world cups, champions trophies and over a dozen have been Olympians as well.

Presenter

Listen again for the word represent and listen for how many international players the school has produced over the last 40 years.

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These pupils all share a dream - to one day represent Pakistan at the Olympics. They're in the right place to achieve it. Their school has an amazing history when it comes to hockey – Pakistan's most important Olympic sport. So many of Pakistan's greatest hockey stars have come from these very classrooms. This one school alone over the last 40 years has produced over 50 international players who have won world cups, champions trophies and over a dozen have been Olympians as well.

Presenter

Aleem said the pupils want to representPakistanat the Olympics.

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Presenter

"These pupils all share a dream to one day representPakistanat the Olympics."

Did you hear how many international players the school has produced over the last 40 years?

Yes it was over 50 international players!

Very impressive!

Well we have learnt the word represent. Now let's hear from some people inLondon. Listen to how they use the word 'represent'.

Vox pops

I want to represent my university in netball.

When I was younger I wanted to represent my country in football.

I want to represent my university in rugby.

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I want to represent my university in netball.

When I was younger I wanted to represent my country in football.

I want to represent my university in rugby.

Presenter

I'm Natalie and that’s all from Talking Sport.

See you next time.

Represent

In the video we heard the word 'represent' which in this context means to be an official member of your country's sporting team:

"These pupils all share a dream - to one day represent Pakistan at the Olympics.

'Represent' can mean to act for something or someone.

E.g. My sister represented our school in the music competition.

'Represent' can mean a symbol for something.

E.g. This statue represents the hard work of all the people who raised money for charity.

'Represent' can also mean the result of something.

E.g. This television series represents 1 year of hard work.

Words that represent numbers

In the video we heard the word 'dozen':

"… and over a dozen have been Olympians as well."

'Dozen' represents the number 12.

Complete the exercise below by guessing the number each phrase represents. Chose from one of the numbers in the brackets (20, 2, 13, 2, 6).

The answers are at the end of the worksheet.

half a dozen: _________

a baker's dozen: _________

a couple: _________

a pair: _________

a score: _________

Answers

Words that represent numbers

half a dozen: 6

a baker's dozen: 13

a couple: 2

a pair: 2

a score: 20