PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 June, 2009, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 How many goals did Cheung Tin-tak's team concede?

a. 5

b. 1

c. 2

d. 4

2 What was the reason Cheung gave for players throwing away the game?

a. too tired from other jobs

b. money

c. poor fitness levels

d. the other team was too good

3 Who offered to pay the unnamed player HK$30,000?

a. bookmakers

b. fellow teammates

c. referees

d. businessmen

4 Why is it difficult for clubs to find evidence of match-fixing?

a. they don't want to search players

b. evidence needed was beyond their reach

c. police were unhelpful

d. players were often not involved

5 By how much can a player's salary vary?

a. between HK$5,000 and HK$50,000

b. between HK$4,000 and HK$30,000

c. between HK$3,000 and HK$50,000

d. between HK$3,000 and HK$30,000

Word power

Match the following words with their meanings below:

1 concede

2 slack

3 evidence

4 probe

5 turnover

6 improve

a. to admit something after denying it

b. facts that prove something is true

c. to explore or examine something

d. to behave lazily and slowly

e. to make or become better

f. the amount of money passing hands during a particular period

Think about

1 If players were paid higher salaries would match-fixing be less attractive?

2 What should world soccer governing body Fifa do to prevent match-fixing?

3 What punishments should guilty players, teams and referees receive?


June 22

Reading comprehension 1. b, 2. c, 3. a, 4. c, 5. a, 6. d

Word power 1. c, 2. d, 3. f, 4. e, 5. b, 6. a