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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Slovenia


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I am so excited about Slovenia being in the Finals. It’s really unbelievable for us. We totally love football here so it means a lot for us to go to South Africa. It’s amazing we reached the finals. We are a small nation of just two million people but we are now one of the top footballing countries in the world. I can’t wait for the Finals. Our first game is against Algeria. I’m really looking forward to the game against England. They are one of the favourites but I think we can beat them. If we beat England, we’ll go through to the next round. Slovenia is an underdog. No one thinks we will win. That’s good for us because there’s no pressure on us. We will score goals. Watch out for Novakovic. He’ll be a name to remember.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

_________________ about Slovenia being in the Finals. It’s really unbelievable for us. We totally love football here so _________________ us to go to South Africa. It’s amazing we reached the finals. We are a small nation of just two million people but we are _________________ footballing countries in the world. I can’t wait for the Finals. Our first game is against Algeria. I’m really _________________ the game against England. They are one of the favourites but I think we can beat them. If we beat England, _________________ the next round. Slovenia _________________. No one thinks we will win. That’s _________________ because there’s no pressure on us. We will score goals. Watch out for Novakovic. _________________ remember.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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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 SLOVENIA SURVEY

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

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

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