My Secret Team



Can you keep a secret? I had to keep a secret for a long, long time. My family were all Boxton Town fans, but I was a fan of a different team – Boxton Rovers.

It was very hard being different. I had to be very good at pretending Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 1.13.11 PM.png when both teams played each other. 

I couldn’t cheer when my team scored a goal. I had to go the bathroom and celebrate Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 1.11.28 PM.png there. I couldn’t be sad when the other team scored a goal.
I could only have my team’s posters on my bedroom wall when I was alone.
If someone came to my room, I had to be quick to change how it looked.

I had to have a secret wardrobe Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 1.41.46 PM.png  too. I hid my favourite team’s clothes behind the other team’s clothes.

Birthdays were terrible too. I always got football gifts for the wrong team. But then my life changed.

A billionaire bought both clubs in my town and made one big team – Boxton United.

Now I can relax and enjoy all the matches with my family. I go to the bathroom a lot less now too.



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Watch the story. Circle the correct answer.

  1. He _______________ be very good at pretending. had to / didn’t have to
  2. He _______________ cheer when his team scored. could / couldn’t
  3. He _______________ go to the bathroom and celebrate there. had to / didn’t have to
  4. He _______________ be sad when the other team scored. could / couldn’t
  5. He _______________ only have his team’s posters when he was alone. could / couldn’t
  6. He _______________ be quick to change how his room looked. didn’t have to / had to
  7. He _______________ have a secret wardrobe. had to / couldn’t