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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Nigeria


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

OK, so Nigeria hasn’t played that well in recent years, but we are at the World Cup. We have a great chance to show the world what we can do. We amazed everybody in 1994 in the USA. We did the same in 1998 in France when we beat Spain 3-2. Everyone thought we could win that World Cup. The same will happen this time too. We are the Super Eagles and we have super players. So, OK, we don’t have a Lionel Messi, but we aren’t afraid of Argentina. We’ll be the underdogs in that game. No one thinks we can win, except us. You have to remember this World Cup is in Africa. It is our duty to do well and make all Africans proud of us. I can’t wait to see the players run out on the pitch and hear my national anthem. The roar of the African crowd will give us energy to win.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

OK, so Nigeria hasn’t played _______________ years, but we are at the World Cup. We _______________ to show the world what we can do. We amazed everybody in 1994 in the USA. _______________ 1998 in France when we beat Spain 3-2. Everyone thought we could win that World Cup. The _________________ time too. We are the Super Eagles and we have super players. So, OK, we don’t have a Lionel Messi, but _______________ Argentina. We’ll be the underdogs in that game. No one _______________, except us. You have to remember this World Cup is in Africa. It is _______________ well and make all Africans proud of us. I can’t wait to see the players run _______________ and hear my national anthem. The roar of the African crowd will give us energy to win.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

OK, so Nigeria hasn’t played that well in nctree years, but we are at the World Cup. We have a great hnecac to show the world what we can do. We aaemzd everybody in 1994 in the USA. We did the same in 1998 in France when we beat Spain 3-2. Everyone uthhtog we could win that World Cup. The same will ehpnpa this time too. We are the Super Eagles and we have super players. So, OK, we don’t have a Lionel Messi, but we aren’t iaadrf of Argentina. We’ll be the odredusng in that game. No one thinks we can win, pectex us. You have to remember this World Cup is in Africa. It is our yudt to do well and make all Africans proud of us. I can’t wait to see the players run out on the pitch and hear my national natmhe. The roar of the African crowd will give us energy to win.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

OK, so Nigeria hasn’t played recent well years in that, but we are at the World Cup. We have a great chance to what can show world we do the. We amazed everybody in 1994 in the USA. 1998 in same the did We in France when we beat Spain 3-2. Everyone thought we could win that World Cup. The same happen too this will time. We are the Super Eagles and we have super players. So, OK, we don’t have a Lionel Messi, afraid we of aren’t but Argentina. We’ll be the underdogs in that game. No one thinks we can win, except us. You have to remember this World Cup is in Africa. to well is duty do It our and make all Africans proud of us. I can’t wait to see the players run out on the and pitch anthem national my hear. The roar of the African energy win will us to crowd give.



  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 NIGERIA SURVEY

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

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

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