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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Ghana


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Everyone knows that Ghana is the best team in Africa. OK, we didn’t win the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, but we are Africa’s top side. We were the only African team to get past the group stages in the last World Cup. We have to remind the world that we won the FIFA under-20 World Cup last year. We beat Brazil in the final. If our youngsters can win, so can out national team. We will be hard to beat because we are playing in Africa. It will be like a home game every time we play. All Africans will be cheering for us and that will help us play better. We have the players to bring us success. Everyone knows Michael Essien. He just won the Premier League with Chelsea, so he’s already a champion. I think he’s one of the best players in the world. You’ll see that in South Africa.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Everyone knows that Ghana ___________________ Africa. OK, we didn’t win the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, but ___________________. We were the only African team to ___________________ stages in the last World Cup. We have to ___________________ we won the FIFA under-20 World Cup last year. We beat Brazil in the final. If our youngsters can win, so can out national team. We will be ___________________ we are playing in Africa. It will be like a home game every time we play. All Africans will be cheering for us and ___________________ better. We have the players ___________________. Everyone knows Michael Essien. He just won the Premier League with Chelsea, so ___________________. I think he’s one of the best players in the world. You’ll see that in South Africa.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Everyone knows that Ghana best the is Africa in team. OK, we didn’t win the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, but we are Africa’s top side. We were the only African team to the get group past stages in the last World Cup. We have the to world remind that we won the FIFA under-20 World Cup last year. We beat Brazil in the final. win youngsters If can our, so can out national team. We will because beat to hard be we are playing in Africa. It will like a home game every be time we play. All Africans will be cheering for us and that will help us play better. We have the us bring to players success. Everyone knows Michael Essien. He just won the Premier League with Chelsea, so a he’s champion already. I think he’s one of the best players in the world. You’ll see that in South Africa.



  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 GHANA SURVEY

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

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

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