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The 2010 Soccer World Cup -
Uruguay


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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Uruguay won the first World Cup in 1930 and we’re going to win the next one too. There are only three million people in Uruguay but we have a great footballing history. We really think it’s our turn to shine again on the world stage. We have the players to do that. Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez are among the best strikers in the world. I love watching them play. They really are top class goalscorers. I’m so looking forward to seeing my team play in South Africa. I know I will get a lump in my throat. Every time I see their blue and white striped shirts, I get excited. I think we have the best soccer kit in the world. As our coach Oscar Tabarez says, “we have a lot of strong points and we hope to be able to show them.” I hope his words come true in South Africa.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Uruguay won the first World Cup in 1930 and we’re going to win __________________. There are only three million people in Uruguay but we have a great footballing history. We really think it’s __________________ again on the world stage. We have the players to do that. Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez __________________ best strikers in the world. I love watching them play. They really are top class goalscorers. I’m __________________ to seeing my team play in South Africa. I know I will get a __________________. Every time I see their blue and __________________, I get excited. I think we have the best __________________ world. As our coach Oscar Tabarez says, “we have a lot of strong points and we hope to be able to show them.” I hope his __________________ in South Africa.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

Uruguay won the first World Cup in 1930 and we’re going to win the next one too. There are only three nlilmoi people in Uruguay but we have a great footballing yotihsr. We really think it’s our turn to esinh again on the world stage. We have the players to do that. Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez are among the best irstesrk in the world. I love watching them play. They really are top salsc goalscorers. I’m so looking forward to seeing my team play in South Africa. I know I will get a lump in my orhatt. Every time I see their blue and white pseritd shirts, I get xtdicee. I think we have the best soccer kit in the world. As our ahcoc Oscar Tabarez says, “we have a lot of strong points and we hope to be able to show them.” I hope his rsodw come true in South Africa.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Uruguay won the first World Cup in 1930 and we’re going one next the win to too. There are only three million people in Uruguay but we have a great footballing history. We really think to turn our it’s again shine on the world stage. players do We the to that have. Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez are the among best in world the strikers. I love watching them play. They really are top class goalscorers. I’m seeing team looking to my so forward play in South Africa. in lump a get will I know I my throat. time see blue Every I their and white striped shirts, I get excited. I think we have the best soccer kit in the world. As our coach Oscar Tabarez says, “we have a lot of strong points and be to we to able show hope them.” I hope his words come true in South Africa.



  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 URUGUAY SURVEY

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

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

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