Sunday, June 13

The Vuvuzela - Symbol of South Africa

This week's listening lesson for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students is about the vuvuzela. What is a vuvuzela, and what is its connection with the World Cup?



Watch the video to find out, and then scroll down the page to answer some questions and test your listening skills.

Click on the link below to do an online quiz and check your answers when you have finished:

World Cup 2010 Quiz: The Vuvuzela - Symbol of South Africa >>



Questions:

Watch the first 4 minutes of the video, and then answer questions 1-8

Question 1

What is a vuvuzela?

Question 2

What is the vuvuzela a modern day copy of?

Question 3

What was was the vuvuzela historically used for?

Question 4

The noise of a vuvuzela was said to be sufficient to kill which animal?

Question 5

True or false? The association between the vuvuzela and South African football is a recent one.

Question 6

What does Brazilian footballer Luís Fabiano have to say about the vuvuzela?

Question 7

True or false? FIFA wanted to ban the vuvuzela during the 2010 World Cup.

Question 8

What is Neil Van Schalkwyk's connection with the vuvuzela?

Now watch the rest of the video and then answer questions 9-15

Question 9

How easy is it to create a tune with a vuvuzela?

Question 10

How did Pedro Espi-Sanchis modify the vuvuzela?

Question 11

Where did the vuvuzela orchestra make its debut?

Question 12

True or false? The vuvuzela orchestra only play football (soccer) songs.

Question 13

True or false? The vuvuzela orchestra usually get a positive reaction when they play.

Question 14

What is the name of the World Cup venue in the Eastern Cape?

Question 15

True or false? FIFA may consider imposing a ban on vuvuzelas if they cause too much annoyance.

Click on the link below to do an online quiz and check your answers:

World Cup 2010 Quiz: The Vuvuzela - Symbol of South Africa >>




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