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Jonathan Pearce's commentary masterclass

Jonathan Pearce

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Football commentators usually have the best seat in the house for the game they are covering, but it's hard work to make it in the profession.

Telling the story of a match is not easy - you can never tell what might happen next, and you have to ready for anything. That's why doing your background research beforehand is so important.

NOTE FOR TEACHERS

BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce has covered five World Cup tournaments and numerous England games and FA Cup finals, as well as regularly appearing on Match of the Day and BBC Radio 5 live.

He passed on some of his top tips to School Reporters from JFS School in London, and gave them a chance to commentate on some of the key incidents from the 2006 World Cup final!

You can recap the main points from the video in the accompanying worksheet:

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