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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Argentina


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Argentina are the best team in the world. Everyone knows that. We have the best manager. Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978. He will get us to the final in South Africa and we will win it. We have the best player in the world. Maybe the best player ever. Lionel Messi will show the world how to play beautiful football. No one can stop him scoring goals. I am confident he will be the leading goalscorer in South Africa. It has been a long time since Argentina lifted the trophy, but this year we will do it. Getting to the knockout round will be easy. There’s no way South Korea, Nigeria and Greece can beat us. We are far too good. I can’t wait for the Finals to begin so we can show the world just who is best. This will be a very memorable year for our heroes.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Argentina are the best team in the world. Everyone knows that. We _____________________. Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978. He will get us to the final in South Africa and we will win it. We have the best player in the world. _____________________. Lionel Messi _____________________ how to play beautiful football. _____________________ scoring goals. I am confident he will be the leading goalscorer in South Africa. It has been _____________________ Argentina lifted the trophy, but this year we will do it. Getting to the knockout _____________________. There’s no way South Korea, Nigeria and Greece can beat us. We _____________________. I can’t wait for the Finals to begin so we can show the world just who is best. This will be a very memorable _____________________.

  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 ARGENTINA SURVEY

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Argentina. 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. ARGENTINA POSTER Make a poster about Argentina’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 ARGENTINA LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Argentina. 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 Argentina. Share your findings with the class.

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