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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
The Netherlands


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

This will be the World Cup when the Netherlands finally win. We are easily the best team never to win it. We came so close in 1974 and 1978 when we reached the final. We were so unlucky to lose both those finals. Everyone loves watching our team play. We have a very exciting and attacking style of football. We have history on our side for this tournament. We reached South Africa by winning every game in the qualification round. We won eight out of eight. The last team to do that was West Germany in 1982 and they went on to lift the trophy. Our assistant coach Frank de Boer said our mission is to be champions of the world and we believe he’ll do this. I’m really looking forward to watching a great World Cup.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

This will be the World Cup when the Netherlands finally win. _____________________ best team never to win it. We came so close in 1974 and 1978 when we reached the final. We _____________________ both those finals. Everyone loves watching our team play. We have a very exciting and attacking _____________________. We have history on our side for this tournament. We reached South Africa ______________________ in the qualification round. We _____________________. The last team to do that was West Germany in 1982 and they went on _____________________. Our assistant coach Frank de Boer said _____________________ champions of the world and we believe he’ll do this. I’m really looking _____________________ a great World Cup.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

This will be the World Cup when the Netherlands finally win. We are best easily team the never to win it. We came so close in 1974 and 1978 when we reached the final. We both lose to unlucky so were those finals. Everyone loves watching our team play. We have a very exciting of attacking football style and. We have history on our side for this tournament. We reached South Africa game every winning by the in qualification round. We won eight out of eight. to that The team do was last West Germany in 1982 and trophy went to the they on lift. Our assistant coach Frank de Boer said our mission is to be champions of the world believe he’ll do this and we. I’m watching forward really to looking a great World Cup.



  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 NETHERLANDS SURVEY

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

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

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