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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
South Africa


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

FIFA deciding to give the 2010 World Cup to South Africa was a proud moment for us. We South Africans have been preparing years for this event – the first on African soil. We will win the trophy. History is on our side. If you look back at previous tournaments, the host nation has won many times. That will happen this time too. We will show the world our Bafana Bafana spirit. We aren’t afraid of anyone and will even beat France to reach the next round. We can do it. Last year we only just lost to Brazil in the Confederations Cup. We will go a stage further in June. We have some of the world’s top players. They play in the English Premier League. I’m sure Steven Pienaar will shine and become one of the stars of the World Cup. Please enjoy our African football.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

FIFA deciding to give the 2010 World Cup to South Africa was ____________________ us. We South Africans have been preparing ____________________ event – the first on African soil. We ____________________. History is on our side. If you ____________________ tournaments, the host nation has won many times. That will happen this time too. We will ____________________ Bafana Bafana spirit. We aren’t afraid of anyone and will even beat France ____________________ round. We can do it. Last year we only just lost to Brazil in the Confederations Cup. We will go ____________________ in June. We have some of the world’s top players. They play in the English Premier League. I’m sure Steven Pienaar will shine and become ____________________  of the World Cup. Please enjoy our African football.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

FIFA iengddic to give the 2010 World Cup to South Africa was a proud etnmmo for us. We South Africans have been preparing years for this event – the first on African soil. We will win the ytrhpo. History is on our side. If you look back at ovrsipue tournaments, the host tinona has won many times. That will happen this time too. We will show the world our Bafana Bafana spirit. We aren’t afidar of anyone and will even beat France to reach the next donur. We can do it. Last year we only just lost to Brazil in the Confederations Cup. We will go a stage tehrufr in June. We have some of the world’s top yreplsa. They play in the English Premier League. I’m sure Steven Pienaar will esnih and become one of the stars of the World Cup. Please enjoy our African football.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

FIFA deciding to give the 2010 World Cup to South Africa a was us for moment proud. We South Africans have preparing been event this for years – the first on African soil. We will win the trophy. History is on our side. If you previous back tournaments at look, the host nation has won many times. happen will That too time this. We will show the world our Bafana Bafana spirit. We aren’t afraid of anyone to France beat even will and reach the next round. We can do it. lost Last we just to year only Brazil in the Confederations Cup. We will go a stage further in June. players top world’s the of some have We. They play in the English Premier League. I’m sure Steven Pienaar will and one the shine become of stars of the World Cup. Please enjoy our African football.



  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 SOUTH AFRICA SURVEY

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

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

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