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Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey. It is a friendly game. There are no losers or winners. It is a show. Everybody likes it.

Some players are amateurs like Putin. Other players are professionals. They play ice hockey. They don’t play now.

Something bad happens in Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers fight with pro-Russian soldiers. Some people die. The game starts with a moment of silence because of this.

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1 ) Loser — noun /ˈluː.zər/ — a person or team that does not win a game or competition:

The losers of both games will play each other for third place.

He’s a good/bad loser (= he behaves well/badly when he is defeated).

3) Winner-noun  /ˈwɪn.ər/ someone who wins a game, competition, or election:

There’ll be a prize for the winner.

The winner of this game will play Oregon in the semifinals.

And to find out who are the lucky winners of our competition, Samantha is going to draw some names out of the bag.

4) Everybody –pronoun  /ˈev.riˌbɒd.i/-  everyone

The terrorists forced everybody to lie face down on the floor.

He always tries to outdo everybody else in the class.

Why did you have to embarrass me in front of everybody like that?

Come to the table everybody — supper’s ready.

After the conference, the organizers gathered everybody together for a group photograph.

4) Amateur-adjective  /ˈæm.ə.tər/- taking part in an activity for pleasure, not as a job:

an amateur astronomer/boxer/historian

He was an amateur singer until the age of 40, when he turned professional.

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5) Like-preposition  /laɪk/- similar to; in the same way or manner as:

He looks like his brother.

She’s very much like her mother (= she is similar in appearance or character).

Is Japanese food like Chinese?

I have a sweater just like that.

Her hair was so soft it was like silk.

You’re acting like a complete idiot!

6) Other-determiner /ˈʌð.ər/ as well as the thing or person already mentioned:

The product has many other time-saving features.

There is no other work available at the moment.

There is only one other person who could help us.

7) Something-pronoun  /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/- an objectsituationquality, or action that is not exactly known or stated:

There’s something sharp in my shoe.

Something in the cupboard smells weird.

We thought there was something wrong because we hadn’t heard from you.

There’s something wrong with the engine — it’s making strange noises.

Something’s happened to upset him but we don’t know what it is.

heard something worrying at work this morning.

Is there something you’d like to say?

Don’t just stand there, do something.

There’s just something strange about him.

8) bad-adjective /bæd/- unpleasant and causing difficulties or harm:

Our vacation was spoiled by bad weather.

We’ve just had some very bad news.

Watch out — he’s in a bad mood (= being unpleasant to everyone).

She’s just a bad loser (= she is unpleasant when she loses).

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9) happen-verb  /ˈhæp.ən/ (of a situation or an event) to have existence or come into existence:

No one knows exactly what happened but several people have been hurt.

Anything could happen in the next half hour.

funny thing happened in the office today.

I don’t want to think about what might have happened if he’d been driving any faster.

10) fight-verb  /faɪt/ to use physical force to try to defeat another person or group of people:

There were children fighting in the playground.

The soldiers fought from house to house.

They fought with (= on the side of) the North against the South.

The birds were fighting over (= competing for) a scrap of food.

They fight like cats and dogs (= fight or argue very angrily and violently).

They fought to the bitter end/to the death (= until everyone on one side was dead or completely defeated).

11) die-verb  /daɪ/ to stop living or existing, either suddenly or slowly:

Twelve people died in the accident.

She died of/from hunger/cancer/a heart attack/her injuries.

It is a brave person who will die for their beliefs.

I would like to die in my sleep (= while I am sleeping).

Many people have a fear of dying.

Our love will never die.

She will not tell anyone — the secret will die with her.

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12) Silence-noun /ˈsaɪ.ləns/ a period without any soundcomplete quiet:

loud crash of thunder broke the silence of the night.

Silence reigned (= there was complete silence) in the church.

The conductorwaited for dead silence before commencing the performance.

After he had spoken, a deathly silence/hush fell on the room.

In the silence of the night, a lone wolf howled.

screech of brakes jarred the silence.

The Russian president played hockey- level 2

The Russian president played hockey- level 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin played ice hockey in Sochi. It was a friendly game with no winners or losers. It was a show and everybody enjoyed it.

Players of the game were former professionals or amateurs like Putin. The League was created by Putin in 2011. Thanks to the League, athletes older than 40 could keep competing.

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian soldiers fought in a Ukrainian city recently. The hockey event began with the moment of silence for the victims. A Russian flag hung next to a Ukrainian flag.

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The Russian president played hockey-level 3

The Russian president played hockey-level 3

Russian President Vladimir Putin has played in an ice hockey game in Sochi.

The Russian President also took part in a moment of silence before the game for those who died a day earlier in violence in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Players in the Night Hockey League game included amateurs like Putin along with former professional athletes.

The League was created by Putin in 2011 to keep athletes competing after they’ve reached the age of 40. Russian television showed footage of Putin scoring a goal and the crowd cheering. The President spoke to journalists after the game.

“We don’t have winners and losers. It’s a friendly game. It’s a show and all of us enjoyed it.”

Inside the stadium, a Russian flag hung next to a Ukrainian flag. Russian news reported that the event began with a moment of silence for victims of the violence in Mariupol, where Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian soldiers fought in a police station in the port city.

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