English In Use – ‘When Gary Met Sally’

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.

Football Diary 14

Football Diary

by Patrick O’Connor


A vision of football in the future emerged last week and although on the face it seemed a miserable prospect, there could be a hidden bonus.

The president of Spanish giants Barcelona Sandro Rosell was quoted as saying that the English Premier League needs to be cut by four teams to help the Champions League.

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 2

Sports Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

THE British media is already getting its knickers in a twist over Andy Murray.

They got wildly excited when the country’s only genuine tennis star reached the semi-finals of the French Open but then sank back into the usual frenzy of over-analysis when he succumbed to Rafael Nadal.