The World Cup has begun - 世界杯开始了 | Slow-Chinese Reading
June 14th, The World Cup in Russia has officially begun. The World Cup is a carnival for soccer fans. Today let's talk about some news about The Russian World Cup.
Key words and phrases
世界杯 [Shì jiè Bēi]
开始 [kāi shǐ]
俄罗斯 [É luó sī]
正式 [zhèng shì]
球迷 [qiú mí]
兴奋 [xīng fèn]
虽然……但是…… [suī rán……dàn shì……]
影响 [yǐng xiǎng]
热情 [rè qíng]
中国队 [Zhōng guó duì]
进入 [jìn rù]
新闻 [xīn wén]
门票 [mén piào]
足球 [zú qiú]
吉祥物 [jí xiáng wù]
中国制造 [Zhōng guó zhì zào]
赞助商 [zàn zhù shāng]
方便 [fāng biàn]
如果……就好了 [rú guǒ……jiù hǎo le]
希望 [xī wàng]
The World Cup in Russia has officially begun.
The soccer fans were excited.
Although the Chinese team did not enter the World Cup,
this has not affected Chinese fans' enthusiasm for watching football.
The news said,
Chinese soccer fans have already bought more than 40,000 tickets to the World Cup,
eight thousand more than English fans,
putting them eighth on the list of all countries.
Then the news said,
the football and mascot of the Russian World Cup are all made in China,
seven of the sponsors are Chinese companies.
China is close to Russia,
it is convenient for Chinese fans to go to Russia to watch the game.
It would be great if that Chinese team enter the World Cup!
Hope that after four years,
the Chinese team can enter the World Cup.