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Mike: So, hello and welcome to the English waffle. This morning I am joined by Sam and Una. Welcome guys!
Mike: We’re going to talk about football today with Sam, b’cos Sam you’re very into football aren’t you?
Sam: I love Crystal palace!
Mike: Do you? So, is Crystal palace your favourite football team?
Sam: But I also play for a team called Dulwich United; we’re not doing that well though, although we’re still in the tournament
Mike: So where is Dulwich United, for our listeners who are not from England?
Sam: Well, we play in London. In Dulwich park. And in away matches we just go wherever the home team plays
Mike: And why do you think you’re not doing so well this year?
Sam: Well, we’ve got a lot more players, so we have to kind of keep doing substitutes, so not all of us can play. So that’s why we’re not doing that well.
Mike: We’ve had a lot of rain in England recently, with lots of flooding and waterlogged pitches. Have you had a lot of matches cancelled?
Sam: Yes we have. But we’ve still played about 5 or 6 matches. We’ve lost 4, drawn 1 and won 2, I mean won 1.
Mike : That’s not bad! Theres always hope!
Sam: But we did lose a match 8 nil!
Mike: 8 nil?! And did your heads go down?
Sam: I wasn’t .. I dodnt’ go to that match b’cos I was in Salisbury.
Mike: But you’re friends told you about it?
Sam: Yes, they said we did really badly
Mike: And in half-time, do you get Oranges?
Sam: No, its just the water break… we just get drinks..
Mike : And Una, you are Sam’s sister! Do you go and support Sam, do you cheer him on from the sidelines?
Una: Yeah! But he usaully does it on Saturday. And Saturday I have swimming. And Sunday I have gymnastics. But whenever I can I go to watch him…
Mike : like a good supportive sister! Very good…. Sam, tell us about your love affair, your passion, your support for Crystal palace? How long have you been supporting them for ?
Sam: Well, I ve been a member for 5 years. I’ve been supporting them for about 6 years tho; we go to about 5 or 6 matches a year..
Mike: What’s the best thing about going to a football match?
Sam: We just have fun watching the players…. Last time I went to the match, lots of the players waved at me and gave me thumbs up!
Mike: That sounds fun. And does it make you want to become a professional footballer?
Sam: Yes…. But I do have…. I don’t have training to do….. (uninteliigible..)
Mike: And do you think watching them play professional football help you improve your own football skills?
Sam: Yes it does! Like when they’re running down the wing and they do a quick skill.. it kind of helps me out figure out what I can do when I play football for Dulwich united
Mike: You try it out?
Sam: Yeah, I do try it out. I do some of their skills, I practise my speed as well
Mike: And have you met any of the players?
Sam: Yes! I went to a CP xmas party the other day. And I got 3 of their signatures!
Mike: Cool, we call these autographs
Mike And where did they sign?
Sam: They signed on my autograph book, and also a picture of them, they signed that
Mike: So you’re not gonna lose that?
Sam: No! It’s safe and sound in my bedroom
Mike: Very good! And… moving onto your sister. Una, what’s your favourite hobby?
Una: My favourite hobby is acting. But I also like Gymnastics as well.
Mike: And where do you do gymnastics?
Una: I do it on Sunday, in Southwark gymnastics.
Mike; Is that a club?
Una: Yes, club. I do it on Sundays but sometimes the holiday club
Mike: And what’s your favourite thing?
Una: Going on the trampolines. And doing seat-drops …. And I like doing kickovers…
Mike: Can you describe what a ‘sleakdrop’ is?
Una: A slipped…drop is a … what’s it called again??! Whatever it’s called!
Mike: Una’s shaking her head in confusion… She can’t remember what it is.. Can you describe to the audience what it is?
Una: So you have to jump up… wait, it’s called a seat-drop! So you have to jump up, land on your bum, then without jumping back up, you only use one bounce… so you go UP, DOWN, UP! But you don’t go down and jump back up, your bum just bounces back up!
Mike: Ok, that sounds active, and maybe a bit dangerous?!!
Una: Not so much. The trampolines are really big!
Mike: And you mention acting… is something you enjoy a lot. What plays have you been to this year?
Una: I've been to Peter Pan Matilda and now on the 29th to see Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Mike: Alright ok some very well-known plays, Roald dalh and CS lewis in there
Mike: Have you ever acted in something?
Una : yeah I did a play at my school for my Christmas play. I did Peggy the pint-sized pirate and I was Peggy 2 so one of the main actors
Mike : And what did you most enjoy about having such a big part?
Una: I like doing the dances because I got to dance in 2 dances .
Mike: great! And that was dancing with all your fellow cast members was it?
Una: No, just a few just those who had a part - I was dancing with my friends Polly, Leo, Jadine Hannah and Naomi Rose
Mike: I saw that play and it looked very well put together, did you have to do a lot of rehearsing?
Una: Yeah I had to go out of lessons and practice and I had to miss a bit of lunch to do my dancing and stuff... but it was fun!
Mike:. And what lessons did you learn from it for the future for your future acting?
Una: To be loud and first clear and face the audience when you're speaking, cos if you don't face the audience the sound goes behind you and they don't get to hear it as loud and they don't know what you're saying because it's not as clear
Mike : Yeah, valuable lessons. And Sam you were in the audience? you watched your sister or not?
Sam: No actually, I couldn't because I was on a school trip that day.
Una: On the rehearsals he was on a school trip and then he couldn't come out of lesson to the play that you came to watch
Mike: but you saw your sister rehearse quite a lot didn’t you?
Sam: yeah I heard her speaking but she didn't really do dancing or anything she did at school
Mike: Ok guys favourite actor before we draw this episode to a close?
Una: Emma watson!
Mike: And what did you see Emma Watson in?
Una: Beauty and the Beast she was Belle and in Harry Potter she was Hermione
Mike: And sam, favourite actor?
Sam: I m not like Una - i don;t know many actors … I'd say The Rock –
Mike: Ok, i think i've heard of him. Does he do wrestling?
Sam: Yeah, but he also acts in films
Mike : And what's a film that you want to go see in the cinema or on DVD, you've been dying to see??
No?? Drawing a blank here…
Sam: Well, there is one that i can't wait to watch when im a bit older
Una: Is it the chucky one? Chuck and Annabella?
Sam: Call of duty. Game of thrones..
Here are some of the bits of Language that we at English Waffle think you may find interesting...
Heads go down: (expression)
If lose confidence in something, we say your head goes down
Autograph : (noun)
A signature of a celebrity or someone famous
When you practice a speech, or play or piece of music for later performance, you rehearse it
We talk of a rehearsal