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General Listening Quiz

“World Cup Soccer”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate World Cup Soccer man – woman 01:48

Pre-Listening Exercise

In what way(s) is the game of soccer similar and/or different from other individual or team sports?


be bounced out” = be eliminated from
Although there were high expectations from our team, they were quickly bounced out of the tournament.”

roll over” = beat a team convincingly
The championship team rolled over the competition with ease.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

What do you think are the three specific keys to becoming a good soccer player and a great soccer team?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to learn three things about the history of soccer around the world. Here are some possible questions:

  • Where and when did the sport begin?
  • What are the basic objectives and rules of the sport?
  • How is the game different from sports such as American football and rugby?
  • Which two or three players in the world have made a significant impact on the game?
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