English Teacher Article ESL World Cup links

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Here are some links to ESL sites and lesson plans, etc, related to the World Cup.

Languagecaster.com- English through Football

 site for English language learners that is dedicated to football.

http://languagecaster.com/



English soccer boss in World Cup scandal

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1005/100517-football_scandal.html


World Cup insured for 9 billion dollars

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1006/100607-insurance.html


BBC Learning English football quiz

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quiznet/pdfs/88_football.pdf


Discourse Analysis of a Football Match Report

http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/football


Visual ESL.com football vocabulary quiz

http://www.visualesl.com/drag/21.htm


Macmillan Dictionaries football jargon (example text with glossary, from last World Cup- lots of idioms, so quite advanced)

http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/med-magazine/April2006/37-Feature-Football-Jargon.htm


Nana in Ghana talks about football in Africa

http://www.elllo.org/english/0400/440-FootballFactories.htm


Soccer spat- couple arguing about watching football

http://www.elllo.org/english/0400/441-SoccerSpat.htm


Alex talks about soccer in Kenya (short downloadable mp3 and tapescript)

http://www.elllo.org/english/0051/098-Alex-Soccer.htm


Rules of football (short EFL text with online questions)

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-football-soccer.php


The 2010 World Cup in South Africa

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-football-world-cup-south-africa.php


Christiano Ronaldo

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-cristiano-ronaldo.php


Lionel Messi 

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-lionel-messi.php


World Cup conversation questions from TEFLpedia

http://teflpedia.com/index.php?title=The_World_Cup_conversation_questions


Football conversation questions from TEFLpedia

http://teflpedia.com/index.php?title=Football_conversation_questions


World Cup 2010 English and Numeracy quizzes

http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/the-world-cup-numeracy.html


Argentina's controversial coach (BBC Learning English)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2010/06/100607_witn_maradona.shtml


Lesson plan with quiz, video clip and project idea from ESL Imaginarium blog

http://eslimaginarium.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/esl-world-cup-fever-game-1/#comment-24


World Cup countries and nationalities online quizzes from ESOLcourses.com

http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/countries-and-nationalities.html


Ideas on using the football community site Footbo with EFL learners from Nick's Daily Activities blog

http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/2009/05/learn-english-in-football-community.html

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Here's a really nice one that a UE forums regular passed onto me:

http://www.t-english.com/topics/football.pdf

An 11-page lesson on every team in the World Cup: http://www.listenaminute.com/


A 9-page match report lesson on every game: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/world_cup_news_2010/front.html

This is another good one, this time listening

http://www.listenaminute.com/#fifa

Here's a video with some great world cup vocabulary for learners!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMTfKWK_EeA

I wish the world cup could be every month

Here's a new vocab book for the English of football/soccer, "Football English":

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007Q2926I

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