来自世界不同地方的六位学生在美国相遇。他们都是交换学生，到美国大学就读一个学期，学习英语，了解美国文化，同时修专业课程。英语“日常会话” (Everyday Conversations)系列围绕这六位学生在美国的经历展开。这套材料适于中级或中级以上英语水平的学生使用。
Ajay: Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, Lucía.
Lucía: No problem! I’m honored that you chose me.
Ajay: Well, you were the MVP of the last soccer game. Your team is on quite a winning streak. How does that feel?
Lucía: It feels amazing! Now that we are contenders for the championship title, more fans are coming out to support us. I’m glad that a women’s sports team is getting recognized.
Ajay: Do you think the women’s sports teams don’t get as much support from the fans as the men’s teams?
Lucía: It seems like there are more fans at men’s games. Even at the professional level, women’s sports take a back seat to men’s sports.
Ajay: You and the entire soccer team definitely should be front and center. You’re nearly undefeated. Your next matchup is against the Number 1 team in the league. How are you going to prepare?
Lucía: My teammates and I work hard at every practice until then. I’m also going to recruit as many people to come to the game to support our team and show us that women’s sports teams are just as important as men’s teams!
MVP：最有价值的队员 （most valuable player），即在一场比赛或一个赛季中表现最出色的队员
A winning streak：连续得胜，连胜势头
To get recognized ：引起注意，受到重视，得到承认
Take a back seat：居于次要位置
Front and center：居于最重要的位置
在体育中， a matchup 是指两个运动队或者运动员之间的比赛