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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Switzerland


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Switzerland was unlucky not to make it to the quarter finals at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. We only lost on penalties to Ukraine. This time, I think we can reach at least the quarter finals for the first time since 1954. We finished top of our group in the European qualifying round, so we have the ability to do well. Switzerland is such a small country but we produce many high quality things. The same is now true for our football. Our group is not too difficult. If we play really well, we can beat Spain. I really don’t think we will lose to Honduras or Chile, so that means we’ll go through to the next round. We’re all hoping our hero Alexander Frei will play well. He’s a great goal scorer and a really important captain.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Switzerland was unlucky ________________ to the quarter finals at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. We only ________________ to Ukraine. This time, I think we can reach at least the quarter finals ________________ since 1954. We finished top of our group in the European qualifying round, so we have the ________________. Switzerland is such a small country but we produce many ________________. The same is now true for our football. Our group is ________________. If we play really well, we can beat Spain. I really don’t think ________________ Honduras or Chile, so that means we’ll go through to the next round. We’re all ________________ Alexander Frei will play well. He’s a great goal scorer and a really important captain.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Switzerland was to not unlucky to it make the quarter finals at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. We only lost on penalties to Ukraine. This time, think I at reach can we least the quarter finals since time first the for 1954. We finished top of our group in the European qualifying round, ability the have we so well do to. Switzerland is such a small country high many produce we but quality things. our for true now is same The football. Our group is not too difficult. If we play really well, we can beat Spain. will we think don’t really I to lose Honduras or Chile, so that means through the round go to next we’ll. We’re all hoping our hero Alexander Frei will play well. He’s a great goal scorer and a really important captain.



  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 SWITZERLAND SURVEY

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

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

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