Article ESL World Cup links


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

Football (Soccer) Vocabulary English through Football (site for English language learners that is dedicated to football)

English soccer boss in World Cup scandal


World Cup insured for 9 billion dollars

BBC Learning English football quiz

Discourse Analysis of a Football Match Report

Visual football vocabulary quiz

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

Nana in Ghana talks about football in Africa

Soccer spat - couple arguing about watching football

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

Rules of football (short EFL text with online questions)

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Christiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

World Cup conversation questions from TEFLpedia

Football conversation questions from TEFLpedia

World Cup 2010 English and Numeracy quizzes

Argentina's controversial coach (BBC Learning English)

ESL Imaginarium BlogLesson plan with quiz, video clip and project idea

World Cup countries and nationalities online quizzes from

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

Categories: Lesson Plans & Handouts


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

An 11-page lesson on every team in the World Cup:

A 9-page match report lesson on every game:

This is another good one, this time listening

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

I wish the world cup could be every month

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

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