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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
France


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

France will win the World Cup for the second time. I have no doubt about that. When we won the trophy in 1998 French football changed. We knew we were a world power in football. French hearts still hurt from the 2006 finals in Germany. We lost on penalties to Italy – that famous match when Zinedine Zidane got sent off for headbutting that Italian player. We have an easy group. We have no reason to fear Uruguay, South Africa or Mexico. I can’t wait to see Les Bleus take to the field. They always make me feel so proud. Our team has a great mixture of experienced and young players. Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka are still world class strikers and will score many goals. I’m so looking forward to seeing them play. I know we can go all the way to the final again.

  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 FRANCE SURVEY

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

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

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