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FIFA World Cup 2018

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Sports

  • 115 mins
  • In class
  • Writing
  • B2, C1


Learning goals:

  • Understand and respond to the content of an authentic article about the 2018 FIFA World Cup
  • Write an online comment about football, giving reasons for your opinions

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria:

  • Correctly answer questions on an article about three football teams
  • Identify the definitions of new language based on its use in the article
  • Prepare and produce a comment for an online football forum
  • Share opinions and information about football

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Activities (12)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

No instructions

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Pair, Class
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

Discuss the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to activate students' knowledge of international football.

Before students discuss the questions, you may wish to remind students about the 2014 World Cup by showing them this video of its top 10 goals:

 

Lead in

Lead in

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

Discuss the questions with another student. Tell another student what you know, or make guesses if you don't know about these teams.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce students to the teams mentioned in the article they will read in Read.

Put students in pairs or groups and have them guess the answers to the discussion questions about the national teams of Panama, Belgium, and Tunisia. Then have them check their ideas against the reference material. It is not important if students do not know anything about these teams, as this will be covered in the Read activity.


Language note

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Sequencing, closed


Student instructions

Read the article and put the main ideas in the order that they are mentioned.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise identifying, understanding, and sequencing the main ideas in a news report.

 

Read

Read

Recommendations

  • 10 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Text enntry, model


Student instructions

Read the article and answer the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to read an article about the national football teams of Panama, Belgium, and Tunisia and answer questions about each team's prospects for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Gap fill, closed


Student instructions

Complete the text about wedding nightmares. You do not need to use all of words and phrases.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise using key language from the article.

 

Lanuguage

Language

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Categorization, closed


Student instructions

Put the footballing words and phrases into the correct categories. Do you know what they all mean? Look in a dictionary or online for the meanings of any words and phrases you do not understand.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to categorize and define some key footballing language from the article.

After students have finished, have them try to guess the meanings of each of the terms, or look them up online or in a dictionary.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 10 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Support
  • Gap fill, closed


Student instructions

Complete the text about the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with the correct form of words and phrases from the key language. You do not need to use all the words and phrases.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to complete a text about football with vocabulary from the Language activity, and to practise changing word forms.

This prepares students for the Apply activity.

 

Apply

Apply

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students freer practice in using the key language. This prepares students for the Plan and Produce activities.

Have students compare their responses in pairs when they have finished.

 

Skills focus

Skills focus

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Support
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

Read the reference material 'Talking about football online' and decide if the statements are true, false, or not given.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to make students aware of the structures and language of online comments as outlined in the reference material.

This prepares students for the Plan and Produce activity.

 

Plan

Plan

Recommendations

  • 33 mins
  • Pair, Individual
  • Core
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to prepare a comment for an online football forum.

Have students research a football-related topic, and prepare a comment to post about it.

 

Produce

Produce

Recommendations

  • 25 mins
  • Individual
  • Core
  • Text entry, open
  • Classbot feedback


Student instructions

Work in a group. One student should write a comment and then the others in the group should post replies to it. Keep on adding replies for as long as you can. When you finish, show your thread to another group, and discuss your opinions with them.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to write online comments about football in a classroom setting.

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Group
  • Challenge
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to respond to the content of the lesson according to their own experiences and opinions.

Students can discuss the questions in groups, or as a class.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Individual
  • Core
  • Text entry, open
  • Classbot feedback


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to reflect on the objectives of the lesson and whether they were achieved.

 
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