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News Round Up

by Patrick O’Connor


THE BBC says Andy Murray’s Wimbledon tennis victory drew the highest TV ratings of the year so far with a peak audience of 17.3 million viewers tuning in to watch him beat Novak Djokovic – the highest audience for a Wimbledon final since at least 1990.

Viewing peaked at 5.30pm as Murray closed in on Djokovic, representing a 79.6% share of the total TV audience during the same period.

English In Use – ‘Wimbo Dimbo’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

News Round Up #1

MURRAY mania swamped Britain this last week but there were more interesting goings on at Wimbledon than whether Scotsman Andy could become the first UK singles title winner since 1936.

In the end Murray was well beaten but I was more interested in the report that a woman staggered the nation by spending most of Murray’s thrilling late night tennis clash with Marcos Baghdatis a week last Saturday KNITTING!

Sports Diary 7

Sports Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

THE gift of the gab has always been a vital component in sport and never has this been more evident than over the last few days.

Just listen to British heavyweight boxer Dave Haye, talking after losing his title fight to Wladimir Klitschko on points in Hamburg.

Sports Diary 6

Sports Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

WHO cares who won Wimbledon or the big fight in Hamburg, a far more interesting sports champion emerged last week.

Step forward Paul Beech, otherwise known as ‘Predatoe.’