The World Cup in Disguise (C1 CEFR)

This lesson has been planned not only to follow the World’s happening but also to raise our students’ awareness and of course, widen their vocabulary range. 

Material used: 

PPT file: The World Cup in disguise

Article:  World Cup in disguise

Adapted from: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/sports/world-cup-shadow-layoffs-anger-russian-factory-article-1.4036549 

 

[Slide 1] 

1. Introducing the topic of the lesson

  • Interaction:  T-SS
  • Timing: 2′
  • Monitoring: Check whether ss are “on the same page”
  • Feedback: Only if needed.
  • Steps: T shows students the first slide with the topic of the lesson.

[Slide 2] 

2. Setting the scene

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 10′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: Have you been following the World Cup? Who are you supporting? (Why?) /  What has been happening in Russia – the background of the World Cup 2018?

[Slide 3] 

3. Reading-Task 1 – Brainstorming

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 07′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: You are going to read the following article. What do you think is going to be the main topic? “In World Cup’s shadows, layoffs, and anger at Russian factory”. Students’ read the article quickly (skim through) and check whether they were right. 

[Slides 4 – 5] 

4. Reading-Task 2 &3 – Vocabulary Work

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 20′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: Ss are going to go over the following words and their meanings from the article. They may use the dictionary (or apps). 

 

  • baking early morning sun
  • pester
  • lay off / layoffs
  • head off
  • standstill
  • hazardous
  • wage
  • grapples
  • walkout
  • penned
  • placate
  • wrongdoing
  • undergoing
  • euphemism

 

[Slides 6 – 7] 

5. Reading-Task 4 – Vocabulary Work in Context

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 20′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: Ss are going to answer the following questions:

 

Have you been pestered enough by the current economic situation we have been undergoing?

Do you think the government is trying to head off the problems by diverting our attention?

What do you think of standstills in Brazil? Do you think they profitable in a way? Or hazardous all the way?

Do you believe that the minimum wage in Brazil is a proper amount to live?

How have you been grappling this year?

[Slide 8] 

6. Reading-Task 5 – Follow-up

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 03′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: Ss are going to answer the follow-up question: What do you think is the biggest euphemism of this World Cup?

[Slide 9] 

7. Revisit the topic of the lesson

  • Interaction:  T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 02′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and makes notes on ss’ contributions.
  • Feedback: Board relevant vocabulary. Work on pronunciation. 
  • Steps: Revisit the topic of the lesson and ask ss to list the words they have just acquired. 

 

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- 16 years of teaching experience (Seven Idiomas / Cultura Inglesa Jundiaí) - 5 years as an Academic and Pedagogic coordinator - 1 year as a Pedagogic Bilingual coordinator at a Regular school - Letras Inglês Licenciatura Plena (PUC-SP) (2007) - CELTA - St. Giles SP (2008) - ETYL (English Teaching for Younger Learners) - International House Sydney (2012) - Cambridge DELTA MOD II, III - Cambridge Train the Trainer Cambridge Course - Pós em Pegagogia - PUC RS - MBA em finanças e geração de valores - PUC RS - MBA em Gestão da Escola na Contemporaneidade

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