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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Italy


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

We are the defending world champions so we are one of the favourites to win the tournament. We really want to win the trophy twice in a row again. We last did this in 1934 and 1938. We also want to join Brazil as the only teams to win the World Cup five times. That is an amazing achievement. Football is in our blood in Italy. It’s the national passion. Serie A is the best league in the world, full of the most skilful players. We have Buffon, the world’s greatest goalkeeper. We have the legendary Cannavaro in defence. Most of our squad play in Italy – that’s why we’re such a strong team. All Italians believe we can win this tournament again. Our players have the same belief. They will make all Italians proud when we lift that beautiful gold trophy.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

We are the defending world champions ______________ the favourites to win the tournament. We really want to win the trophy ______________ again. We last did this in 1934 and 1938. We ______________ Brazil as the only teams to win the World Cup five times. That is an amazing achievement. Football ________________ Italy. It’s the national passion. Serie A is the best league in the world, full of the most skilful players. We have Buffon, the world’s greatest goalkeeper. We have the legendary Cannavaro in defence. Most ________________ in Italy – that’s why we’re _________________. All Italians believe we can win this tournament again. Our players have ______________. They will make all Italians proud ______________ beautiful gold trophy.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

We are the fgdndenie world champions so we are one of the favourites to win the tournament. We really want to win the tyrhpo twice in a row again. We last did this in 1934 and 1938. We also want to join Brazil as the only teams to win the World Cup five times. That is an anmgzai achievement. Football is in our obdlo in Italy. It’s the national isnspao. Serie A is the best league in the world, full of the most skilful players. We have Buffon, the world’s ttresage goalkeeper. We have the legendary Cannavaro in cedenfe. Most of our squad play in Italy – that’s why we’re such a ognsrt team. All Italians believe we can win this tournament again. Our players have the same eibelf. They will make all Italians odpru when we lift that beautiful gold trophy.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

We are the defending world champions so we are one of the favourites to win the tournament. We really want to win the trophy twice in a row again. We last did this in 1934 and 1938. We also want to join Brazil as the only teams to win the World Cup five times. That is an amazing achievement. Football is in our blood in Italy. It’s the national passion. Serie A is the best league in the world, full of the most skilful players. We have Buffon, the world’s greatest goalkeeper. We have the legendary Cannavaro in defence. Most of our squad play in Italy – that’s why we’re such a strong team. All Italians believe we can win this tournament again. Our players have the same belief. They will make all Italians proud when we lift that beautiful gold trophy.



  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 ITALY SURVEY

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

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

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