English Listening Lesson on
 Football

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THE LESSON ON FOOTBALL

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Football, that’s soccer to Americans, is the biggest and best sport in the world. There are millions of reasons why it is the world sport. For a start, it is played all over the world. The football World Cup is the biggest event on Earth. It’s bigger than the Olympics. More people watch the Final on TV than any other event. Football also brings nations together. The greatest of enemies put aside their differences for 90 minutes to play a football match. Then there are the teams, like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool. These names are more well known across the world than the top basketball or baseball teams. A famous coach once said: “Football isn’t a matter of life and death; it’s more important.”





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Football, ____________________ to Americans, is the biggest and best sport in the world. There are millions ____________________ it is the world sport. ____________________ , it is played all over the world. The football World Cup is the biggest event on Earth. It’s ____________________ Olympics. More people watch the Final on TV than ____________________ . Football also brings nations together. The greatest ____________________ put aside their ____________________ 90 minutes to play a football match. Then there are the teams, like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool. These names are ____________________ across the world ____________________ basketball or baseball teams. A famous coach once said: “Football isn’t a matter ____________________ ; it’s more important.”




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT FOOTBALL SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about football in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about football for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about football. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about football. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. FOOTBALL POSTER Make a poster about football. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY FOOTBALL LESSON: Make your own English lesson on football. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on football. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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