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American football - Culture et connaissance en anglais

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Fan de foot, Maéva pense devenir la meilleure joueuse de football américain pendant son séjour aux USA... Buddy lui explique la différence entre les deux sports : la différence entre soccer et American football.

Le football américain est le sport le plus populaire aux Etats-Unis

Ce sport collectif est un mélange de foot et de rugby. Comme ce dernier, il se joue essentiellement à la main avec un ballon ovale.


- Maéva : Yes my dear Buddy, I have incredible news for you. Maéva is going to the States and she’s probably going to become the best American football player!

- Buddy : Hmm, I don’t think so. The sport you’re referring to as football is called soccer in the United-States.

- Maéva : Oh you’re right! I play soccer, and American football is a totally different sport.

- Buddy : American football was created during the 19th century by mixing traditional football rules and rugby rules.

- Maéva : Yeah, I heard it’s a quite violent game.

- Buddy : Indeed, that’s why players wear a football helmet and pads on both shoulders, knees and sometimes elbows.

- Maéva : That sounds dangerous...

- Buddy : It IS dangerous. Since it’s a full-contact sport, injuries are relatively frequent.

- Maéva : Ah ouais, carrément, les joueurs s’insultent ?

- Buddy : No, an injury is what you get when you get hurt. And American football players are very often hurt, even during training sessions.

- Maéva : Wow. And do people really like this sport?

- Buddy : Oh yes they do. American football is the most popular sport in the United-States, followed by baseball, basketball, ice hockey and… soccer. These are called  « the 5 major sports ».

- Maéva : At least there is soccer in the list... Do you know that I’ve actually never seen an American football match?

- Buddy : You’ve never seen a match but I’m sure you’ve already heard about the big championship game : the Super Bowl.

- Maéva : The Super Bowl, yes! I do know this name!

- Buddy : It’s one of the most-watched sporting events in the world: more than 100 million Americans watch it every year.

- Maéva : I think I’ve never watched it, but I’ve seen videos of the concerts.

- Buddy : The Super Bowl is indeed well-known for its incredible half-time shows. Major artists have been performing on its stage.

- Maéva :  Yeah, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Mickael Jackson, Shakira… Maybe I could sing there?

- Buddy : Definitely not. And you couldn’t even play the match.

- Maéva : What?

- Buddy : Well, technically you could, since women are allowed to play, but American football is almost exclusively played by men.

- Maéva : That’s a shame!

- Buddy : Yes, but… in 2015, a woman was for the first time hired as a full-time official in NFL.

- Maéva : What’s an official?

- Buddy : Officials or referees are responsible for enforcing game rules.

- Maéva : Oh right and what does NFL mean?

- Buddy : National Football League. It’s the organizer of the Super Bowl.

- Maéva : Ok, so there is a female official, but…  

- Buddy : No woman has ever played in the NFL.

- Maéva : Ok. So I will be the first woman to play American football professionally.

- Buddy : That’s wonderful! Bravo Maéva ! Mais euh… tu connais même pas les règles, si ?

- Maéva : Et voilà, tu commences déjà à chipoter !

Le football américain en quelques mots de vocabulaire 

  • Soccer : le football (européen)
  • A helmet : Un casque 
  • The shoulder : l'épaule
  • The knee : le genou
  • The elbow : le coude
  • An injury : une blessure
  • A championship : un championnat
  • A stage : une scène (pour faire un concert)

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Réalisateur : Benjamin Valière

Producteur : France TV studio / Goldenia Studios

Année de copyright : 2021

Année de production : 2021

Année de diffusion : 2021

Publié le 18/10/21

Modifié le 26/08/22

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