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3rd meeting: Tappara-Ilves 8-1

This time we vent to see an ice hockey match as ice hockey is usually thought of as something that Finnish people just love. Also in my opinion it is such an important part of Finnish culture that I just simply had to take Fruzsi and Boti to see some.

We decided to go to see a match between Tappara and Ilves as they both are local teams from Tampere. In the beginning of the match I explained Fruzsi and Boti the basic rules of the game.

The match ended:


So, we were able to see lots of goals!

However, now when I think about it, I’m not quite sure, what did I actually learn this time. It was my turn to be a teacher, so perhaps I could have written down the rules to make them easier to follow? Maybe I should have given the written rules to Fruzsi and Boti before the match to make the game more understandable? Also, I wonder, if it would have been more exciting, if we had a team to cheer for?

Of Hungarian culture I learnt that there is snow also in Hungary in winter time and that kids use to  play ice hockey with each other outdoors. However, even so, hand ball is seen as the most popular sport in Hungary.


#8 Hockey

Hello everyone!

Ugo wanted to share with me his passion about hockey! So we decided to take tickets to

the Tappara hockey game against Kalpa.

Ugo is supporting this team because some French player plays there: Teddy Da Costa.

This was my second hockey game but a good opportunity for me to truly understand the

rules such as the offside, the faults, the face-offs situation, etc.


Here is the picture of the opening faceoff. The rink was almost full and there was a really

good atmosphere in there.

Below you can find some tips if you need to learn some French words about sports:

Game: match

Hockey: hockey

Ice hockey rink: patinoire

Player: joueur

Team: équipe

Ice: glace

Championship: championat

Schedule: calendrier

Play-offs: play-offs

The score: le score

To score: marquer

Goal: but