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It is World Cup fever time! Use the built in motivation that comes with it - to teach your students English!  

Here are many resources you can use. Scroll below too! 

See our World Cup flashcards (printable) on Quizlet. Also others in our group about soccer. Read the review of all teams and present in class.

Lots of resources available. See FIFA's website but also Larry Ferlazzo's list of best websites with World Cup resources.    This site offers a quality list of resources too.

I'll be posting resources here too! See this nifty Project World Cup. Students work in groups to collect info about the country , their team and history. then present to the class. Get a great schedule for the World Cup HERE.

Here is a nice ppt (attached) of all the countries in the forthcoming world cup. Test your student's knowledge!  Also, this presentation is a nice interactive summary of all the rules.

You might also try the even bigger Flags of the World presentation.
See these resources to teach about the country of Russia. 

Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0
With the soccer field, you might play Whiteboard Soccer.  It really inspires them during the heightened time of World Cup.  This is a kind of online version.

What do you have to share and "teach" using this great event?

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And here are a few more powerpoints. One is a handy Power Point of a soccer pitch to use for Whiteboard soccer.

Also, why not for the fun of it - play World Cup Hangman?
Here are some more resources you might find useful.

1. High level world cup webquest. Lots of detail (attached)

2. Soccer and spelling idea (attached)

3. BreakingNewsEnglish has a whole lesson on the world cup and the baboon problem!

4. ESOL courses has some handy games and downloads for use by teachers.

5. A VERY challenging quiz about world cup history!

6. A nice lesson plan for teaching the world cup (attached).

7. A complete presentation in pdf all about the world cup! FIFA WorldCup 2010 Presentation.pdf

And these games available free online...


http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/games/fc/word.html hangman



Here is a World Cup BAAM game.

It will really test your students and get them motivated. Use the last slide to play Whiteboard Soccer with students making the questions!

Here are the full set of flags for the world cup. for making your own materials in class. See our World Cup flashcards (I used these pics) in our Quizlet account. HERE
For the "Whiteboard Soccer," I made this PPT of World Cup Trivia. There are 25 questions. I borrowed from the BAAM template to add an extra element of surprise. The students choose a question 1-25 until all are answered.
Hey this is a great resource. I was wondering how do you get the ball to move around the pitch without moving to the next slide in your " White board soccer" game slide
Hmmm... Actually, the slide show is not an interactive playing field. Unfortunately, since I'm not good enough at Power Point to be able to make one, I'm just going to draw a soccer field on the board and tape a cut-out paper soccer ball in the middle of it. Divide the class into two teams. If a team answers correctly, move the ball toward the opposing team's net. Three correct answers in a row is a goal. If a team answers incorrectly, ball possession goes to the other team.

I think the game should only take about 30 minutes, so I made a worksheet to go along with it. It has some TRUE/FALSE questions, a fill-in-the-blank section, and a countries word search.
Tornod and Rachel,

No suppossed to be "interactive". Best just put the ppt on the board if possible (the projector shines on the board). Otherwise as Rachel suggested, just draw one. Then use a magnet or something sticky to move the ball around to play the quiz/game.

Rachel, they look great and I'm sure some teachers will make good use of those ...... good idea too might be to get them to make their own word search afterward - time permitting!
Ok I understand now. It would be difficult to have the board on the screen at the same time as the questions so I reckon I had better draw it as you said. Still getting to grips with PP. My computer at school is all in Korean so makes it tough to play around with
Great site, I've gained so much from here, feel compelled to contribute.
I did a demo lesson using an interactive (flash) soccer pitch.
You'd need to embed it onto power point to use video footage with the game.

The reason I have two balls is it makes the game a lot faster.

The objective of the game is to move the ball to the striker, who can then shoot for goal.
I used multiple captured video footage of successful attmpts and failed shots at goal to make the game more exciting. (shooting doesn't automatically equates to points)
Here's my version of the game:

Start by dragging the balls to the center (Korea / Argentina)
Teams take turns in answering a target question.
(target question for my lesson was what's your favorite hobby?)
If a student answers it correctly, they get to choose a number (baam style number board) the number will then reveal a certain "play". "e.g. short pass, = the ball moves to the next player, back pass = the ball goes back, long pass = the ball moves two players up, shoot = go for goal.

If creating a video is too much hassel, you can simply toss a coin, head = goal, tail = no goal. The play resets from the center.

I developed these resources to play with my students. We had fun. I hope they are useful for you, too.
The first is a game like jeopardy. Instructions are included. Divide the class into two teams, each team chooses a color (green or red) and chooses a question to answer. If the answer is correct, click the corresponding button. When you click the button the score "100" appears on the side of the slide. For each right answer, the Team gets 100 points.
The second is a simple boardgame with questions similar to the ppt and a crossword puzzle.
The third worksheet is for beginners. They have to put into alphabetical order the 32 World Cup 2010 Teams.
I downloaded the ppt and everything is working. Please try to download it again. Sometimes it does not work the first time.

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