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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Germany


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Of course, Germany is one of the favourites to lift the trophy. We have won it three times before and have played in the final seven times. We are always one of the strongest teams in any World Cup. This time, we have a really good chance. We have very experienced players who play at the top level in Europe. There is no doubt Michael Ballack will inspire the team to glory. I can’t wait for the tournament to begin. All Germans know they will see their team play really well. There is no one in our group who can beat us. I think we’ll beat Australia, Serbia and Ghana and top our group. And then it’s only a few games to reach the final. Germany will not fear any team. We can beat every team in the world, and we will. I hope I see our captain raise the trophy after the final.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Of course, Germany is ______________________ to lift the trophy. We have won it three times before and have ______________________ times. We are always one of the strongest teams in any World Cup. This time, we have a ______________________. We have very experienced players who play ______________________ in Europe. There is no doubt Michael Ballack will inspire ______________________. I can’t wait for the tournament to begin. All Germans know they will see their team play really well. There is ______________________ who can beat us. I think we’ll beat Australia, Serbia and Ghana and top our group. And then ______________________ to reach the final. Germany will not fear any team. We can beat every team in the world, and we will. I hope I ______________________ the trophy after the final.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Of course, Germany favourites the of one is to lift the trophy. We have won it three times before and have played seven final the in times. We are always one of the strongest teams in any World Cup. This time, we have a really good chance. We very have players experienced who play at the top level in Europe. There is no doubt Michael Ballack team the inspire will to glory. I can’t wait for the tournament to begin. All Germans know they will see well really play team their. There is no one in our group who can beat us. I think we’ll beat Australia, Serbia and Ghana top and group our. And then it’s only a reach to games few final the. Germany will not fear any team. We can beat every team in the world, and we will. I hope I see our captain final the after trophy the raise.



  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 GERMANY SURVEY

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

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

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