Listen to the text "World Cup City".
Paul and Todd talk about what places are worthy of hosting the World Cup.
Write the phrases that you will hear.
1. Paul: So Todd, we're talking about there was the World Cup bidding process that occurred and the English campaign lost to the Russians and the American campaign lost to Qatar. How do you feel about that?
2. Todd: So that might be good. But actually to be honest what really surprised me was that Australia didn't get it. I thought Australia was the best choice. I thought Australia was a better choice than the US and Qatar. They've never had it in that region before, they have all the stadiums recently built for the Olympics in two thousand. They love football or soccer, they are always in the World Cup, a very festive atmosphere, very multi-cultural like the US, so I thought they were the perfect candidate but they came in third. I think they were voted out first, I don't even remember.
3. Paul: I would have chosen Australia because it's never been there before. I think they would make a real kind of, you saw the Olympics there and it was and I think having been to Australia, they don't really have a very good transportation network because it's so big and the cities are so far away from each other.