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Reading lesson plans: Football

Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Print material

Students complete a series of activities based on a text about football.

Football – Intermediate

Skills: Reading skills including recognizing style and point of view. Also follow on activities for speaking and writing.

 

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  • Hi Spur,

    Thanks for your feedback. For the 'Fact or fiction' section, the statements are based on the following definition:

    A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven.

    While you say it's hard to argue that the World Cup is not lively or colourful, some people might disagree with you as it cannot be proven and therefore that statement falls under opinion.

    As football fans ourselves here at onestopenglish, we'd argue that not all World Cup matches are lively, Ukraine vs Switzerland's 0-0 draw in the last 16 match at the 2006 World Cup being a prime example of a distinctly drab match *. That, however, is our opinion so could not be included as a fact in this lesson.

    Why not use this approach as a springboard for a lively discussion in class?

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team.

    * Ukraine won 3-0 on penalties after a goalless period of extra time. They were subsequently eliminated by Italy in the quarter-final.

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  • Thank you for the lesson plan, which is great.

    In the 'Fact or Fiction' section, I believe No.3 is a fact: It is hard to argue that the World Cup of football is not "lively and colourful".

    Why do you say it is opinion?

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  • Hi there,

    Many thanks for your feedback. We won't be updating this worksheet at the moment as the answers are currently correct but why not ask your students to do the quiz and then challenge them to alter the questions so they are more recent to reflect Brazil 2014 and France 2016?

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • The quiz is a bit dated (over 10 years old) - it would be super if it could be brought up to date!

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  • Hi Gaby,

    Thanks for your feedback. The quiz answers have now been added to the teacher's tips (pre-reading tasks 1c).

    Hope that helps!

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • I know the kids will love this quiz, but I sure would like the answers
    if only to play referee. (I am hopeless on football quizzes!)

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  • Hi Zhanna,

    Many thanks for the great feedback. Glad that this resource is so useful for you.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Thank you! I've just been looking for smth of this kind!

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  • Thanks cvorster, glad you like the lesson plan!
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Thank you!

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