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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Algeria


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

This World Cup will be brilliant for Algerians. It’s the first time since 1986 for us to be in the Finals. We totally love our football. You should have seen the excitement when we beat Egypt in Sudan last November to book our place. That final whistle was one of the best moments of my life. We have a really strong squad. Most of our players play in the top leagues in Europe. Antar Yahia is a superstar in Algeria. If he plays well, no one will score against us. We also have Yazid Mansouri, Karim Ziani and Mourad Meghni in the middle. They form such a strong midfield. And finally there’s our striker Karim Matmour. I have a feeling we will be one of the shining stars of the tournament. Algeria must do well because we are African and the Finals are being played on our continent for the first time.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

This World Cup _________________ Algerians. It’s the first time since 1986 for us to be in the Finals. We totally love our football. You _________________ the excitement when we beat Egypt in Sudan last November to book our place. That _________________ one of the best moments of my life. We have a really strong squad. Most of _________________ in the top leagues in Europe. Antar Yahia is a superstar in Algeria. If he plays well, no one will _________________. We also have Yazid Mansouri, Karim Ziani and Mourad Meghni in the middle. They _________________ strong midfield. And finally there’s our striker Karim Matmour. I have a feeling we will be one _________________ of the tournament. Algeria must do well because we are African and the Finals are being played _________________ for the first time.

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

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  TEAM ALGERIA SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Algeria’s team 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 Algeria’s team 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 Algeria’s team. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Algeria. How will they do in the 2010 World Cup? Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. ALGERIA POSTER Make a poster about Algeria’s team. Include profiles of the star players.  Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY ALGERIA LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Algeria. 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 Algeria. Share your findings with the class.

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