This Sunday (7th February) is Super Bowl Sunday – the most watched American football event of the year! The Super Bowl is the championship game of the NFL and the winning team get the Lombardi trophy which is handcrafted by Tiffany & Co.
The Super Bowl isn’t only for football lovers either – the half-time show is as famous as the championship itself and has had many memorable performances from celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Prince, not to mention the iconic ads (commercials in US English) in which famous brands try to create the most impressive advertisements to reach the thousands of people watching.
Do you watch the Super Bowl? Can you think of a sporting event that is popular in Spain?
Championship = campeonato
I hope the Kansas City Chiefs win the championship! They’ve played so well this season!
Trophy = trofeo
Did you know that the Lombardi Trophy is made of silver and is worth over $10,000?
Half-time show = espectáculo durante el descanso
I loved Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s performance in the Super Bowl half-time show last year!
Advertisements/commercials (ads) = anuncios
The big brands spend a lot of money on making great advertisements to be shown during sporting events.
You can learn more about sports in B1.2 unit 5.