168 Cricket


Selvam talks a little about his favorite sport.

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Todd: So, Selvam, you said you like cricket very much.

Selvam: Yes, sure.

Todd:and who is the best player in the world? Cricket player?

Selvam: According to my view, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar is the best player.

Todd: Oh, and he's from India?

Selvam: Yeah, he's from India.

Todd: OK, is he from the south of India or?

Selvam: He's north India.

Todd: He's from north India. And he's a very good batter?

Selvam: Yeah, batsman.

Selvam: Batsman

Selvam: Batsman.

Todd: OK, so in cricket how many times do you bat in one day?

Selvam: How many times you bat?

Todd: How many times do you get to try to hit the ball?

Selvam: Until you are out you can bat. Until you are out you can bat.

Todd: Oh, really but you only get one time. Like in baseball you bat and another person bats

Selvam: No, it's not like that. Until you get out you can play.

Todd: Oh, really,

Selvam: Yeah.

Todd: Oh, OK

Selvam: It's like that.

Todd: Wow and do you play cricket with your friends?

Selvam: Yes, yes, I used to play cricket with my friends.

Todd: You said this guys name, what's it, I'm sorry?

Selvam: Sachin Tendulkar.

Todd: Wow! I don't know him. See I like baseball. Do you know who Barry Bonds is?

Selvam: Yeah, sorry, I don't know anything about baseball.

Todd: Well, that's OK. You teach me about cricket and I'll teach you about baseball.


Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

my view

According to my view.

The phrase "my view" can have a view different meanings.  It is either what you can literally see or what you believe, your opinion.  Notice the following:

  1. I think my view on the subject is a little different than yours.
  2. Your view of the game is better than mine.

player

Sachin Tendulkar is the best player.

A "player" is an athlete that plays sports.  Notice the following:

  1. Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball players of all time.
  2. Do you have a favorite football player?

how many times

How many times do you get to try to hit the ball?

"How many times" something happens is the number of occasions it repeats.  In the example, it is asking how many opportunities you have to hit the ball.  Use this phrase in questions.  Notice the following:

  1. How many times has she been married?
  2. How many times have you been to Europe?

you are out

Until you are out you can play.

When "you are out" of a game you have lost.  This can be in cards, sports and board games.  Notice the following:

  1. If you can't play a card then you are out.
  2. If the ball hits you then you are out.

teach me

You can teach me about cricket.

To "teach someone" about something is to tell them the rules, methods, history, etc. of the topic.  Notice the following:

  1. She is teaching me about the history of her country.
  2. Can you teach me how to play the guitar?

 

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
my view • player • many times
he is out • teach me
  1. of the game for 5 minutes for a penalty.
  2. I need you to how this program works when you have some free time.
  3. He is the best on the team.
  4. It is difficult for them to understand on this issue.
  5. How have you seen this movie?