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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Paraguay


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Paraguay are in their fourth World Cup Finals in a row. We are all so proud of this. We love football here and to get to South Africa made us all so happy. We did really well in the qualification round to get to the Finals. Our best ever, in fact. We won ten matches, including a victory against Argentina. Going out in the first round in Germany in 2006 still hurts. This time, that will not happen. We are too strong now. We have really big-name players like Roque Santa Cruz, Oscar Cardozo and Nelson Valdez. They all play in the world’s top leagues. I’m really looking forward to seeing Santa Cruz in action. He’s electric when he’s on the ball. I also can’t wait to see us run onto the pitch for our first game. I’ll be so, so nervous.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Paraguay __________________ World Cup Finals in a row. We are all so proud of this. We love football here and to get to South Africa __________________. We did really well in the qualification __________________ the Finals. Our best ever, in fact. We won ten matches, __________________ against Argentina. Going out in the first round in Germany __________________. This time, that will not happen. __________________. We have really big-name players like Roque Santa Cruz, Oscar Cardozo and Nelson Valdez. They all play in the world’s top leagues. I’m really __________________ seeing Santa Cruz in action. He’s electric when he’s on the ball. I also can’t __________________ onto the pitch for our first game. I’ll be so, so nervous.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Paraguay are in their World Finals a fourth Cup in row. We are all so proud of this. We love football here and to get to South Africa so us happy all made. We did really well in the qualification round Finals the to get to. Our best ever, in fact. We won ten matches, including a victory against Argentina. in the first round Going out in Germany in 2006 still hurts. This time, that will not happen. We are too strong now. big really have We name  players like Roque Santa Cruz, Oscar Cardozo and Nelson Valdez. They all world’s the in play leagues top. I’m really looking forward to seeing Santa Cruz in action. He’s
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  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 PARAGUAY SURVEY

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

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

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