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1 Material preparado por : Miss Ingrid Villa Baier READING COMPREHENSION WORKSHEET Name: Grade: Date: ALEXIS SANCHEZ A GENIUS FOOTBALL STAR SHORT BIOGRAPHY. Our best football Chilean star was born on 19 December 1988 in Tocopilla, Chile. His full name is Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez. He joined the academy of the Atacama Desert based Club Cobreloa when he was fifteen. One year later he made his debut for the Calama side on 12 February Sanchez became the youngest player played in South America s equivalent of the Champion s league. The Copa Libertadores, He made good goals and Unidense from Italy signed him in Then he was loaned him to Chilean soccer team Colo- Colo to get more experience. He won two Chilean titles with Colo-Colo, the 2006 Clausura and the 2007 Apertura. At River Plate he won the Argentine Primera Division s Clausura in Since 2009 to He played in Unidense. He got to the Coppa Italia semi-finals in In 2011, He was signed by Barcelona for 25 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history. Sanchez signed for Arsenal in July 2014 for a fee reported to be around 35 million, making him the second most expensive signing in the club s history after Mesut Ozil. Sanchez has been a full international for Chile since 2006, and has earned over 25 caps, making him the team s second most capped player of all time after goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo. With 31 goals, he is their joint- third scorer of all time. He played in two FIFA WORLD CUPS ( 2010 and 2014) as well as the 2011 and 2015 Copa America tournaments, winning the latter. He has made 445 goals since he started to play football.

2 He has made 445 goals since he started to play football. His style of play Sanchez is a quick creative, and hardworking player with an eye for goal. Due to his ability with either foot, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front line on either flank, or through the centre of the pitch, thorough his career, he has been deployed as a supporting striker, as a winger, and as an attacking midfielder. Sanchez is gifted with excellent technical ability, agility, flair and acceleration. which enables him to dribble past opponents with skill. Some expressions of important English people about our Chilean football star: Alexis Sanchez is as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, says Arsenal star ( www, express.co.uk/sport/football) The Arsenal star has been named him as one of the shortlisted players for this year s Balloon d Or and sits among some illustrious name Mikel Arteta His appetite for the game is phenomenal, he looks so hungry, he wants to play in every single game and it is a special thing to have in a footballer We have to help him to be the best. It depends on the rest of the team, they have to be a strong team around him October 19, This year Alexis won Kid s Choice awards 2015 in UK. (Text taken from Internet and adapted for Miss Ingrid Villa Baier ) It is a Tribute to one of the most lovely and nice Chilean soccer player.

3 Reading Comprehension Exercises. I.- Match Photos with the right soccer team. 1.- Arsenal soccer team. Unidense soccer team. 2.- Cobreloa Soccer Team 3.- Chilean soccer team. 4.- River Plate soccer team. 5.- Colo-Colo soccer team. 6.- Barcelona Soccer team. 7.-

4 Read the text again, and find. a) 3 superlatives c) two ordinal numbers b) 4 football player position in the pitch. d) 5 adjectives. Look at the following pairs of words. Decide if they have the same or Opposite meaning. 1.- the best the worst S O 2.- Single Several S O 3.- Skill Ability S O 4.- Pitch field S O 5.- Front Flank S O 6.- Important Famous S O 7.- Won Got S O 8.- Later Sooner S O

5 True or False. Justify it is false. 1. Alexis signed In Arsenal at the beginning of the year, He started to play football when he was fifteen. 3.- He has played two Fifa World Cups. 4.- He won Kid s choice awards in U.S.A. 5.- He has made 445 goals during his career. 6.- He played in Unidense two years. 7.- He is better than Messi, says Arsenal Star. 8.- He is playing in Barcelona now. Answer the following questions. Give complete or short answers. 1.- When was Alexis Born? 2.- How old is Alexis? 3.- Does he love playing football? 4.- Mention some skills Alexis have. 5.- What did Alexis win this year? 6.- Is he recognized as a genius football star in U.K? 7.- What does Arsenal star say about Alexis? 8.- What is your own opinion about our Chilean soccer player? ENJOY THE TEXT!

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