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Daily English 741 - Playing in a Tournament

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Irene: How is your team doing in the standings?

Kent: They’re seeded sixth and they’re in a bracket with one of the best teams in the tournament. Our team has already lost to them.

Irene: I thought it was a double-elimination tournament.

Kent: It is. That’s the only reason they’re not out of contention for the title.

Irene: Why did the organizers get rid of the round-robin rounds?

Kent: I think it’s because they wanted to cut down on the number of games overall. I’m not sure.

Irene: Your team is the defending champion. What happened this year? Why aren’t they ranked higher?

Kent: They didn’t have a very good season. There were a lot of injuries, and as the coach, I had some run ins with a couple of the new players. Let’s just say we had some clashes in personality.

Irene: Isn’t there a game this afternoon?

Kent: Yeah, but I have to feed my team first. They won’t play until they get what they want.

Irene: What do they want?

Kent: Ice cream. Who knew six-year-olds could be so demanding?

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