The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Sepp Blatter is president of FIFA again. He beat his only rival in a vote on Friday. Mr Blatter has another four years as FIFA's boss. In his victory speech, he said: "I am the president now. The president of everybody." On Wednesday, seven top FIFA officials were arrested for corruption. Many people want Blatter to resign because of the many scandals at FIFA since he became president in 1998. Britain's leader said Blatter should quit and "the sooner the better".



Mr Blatter took responsibility for FIFA's problems. He said he would change FIFA and put it in a "strong position". England's Football Association said: "He's had 16 years to reform it and he hasn't." In those 16 years, there was the South Africa World Cup and a lot of money went to Asia and Africa. However, FIFA's sponsors are asking big questions. One is why FIFA is doing so little about the 1,200 workers who have died to make the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32937639
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1492953/sepp-blatter-wins-fifth-term-lets-go-fifa
  • http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/30/uk-soccer-fifa-idUKKBN0OC0FJ20150530


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Sepp Blatter is president

a.

four years

2.

He beat his only rival in

b.

for corruption

3.

Mr Blatter has another

c.

should quit

4.

victory

d.

of FIFA again

5.

I am the president

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the better

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arrested

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now

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Britain's leader said Blatter

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a vote

8.

the sooner

h.

speech



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Mr Blatter took responsibility

a.

position

2.

He said he would

b.

16 years

3.

put it in a strong

c.

to reform it

4.

England's Football

d.

change FIFA

5.

He's had 16 years

e.

asking big questions

6.

In those

f.

for FIFA's problems

7.

FIFA's sponsors are

g.

so little

8.

One is why FIFA is doing

h.

Association

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Sepp Blatter (1) ___________________ FIFA again. He beat his only (2) ___________________ Friday. Mr Blatter has another four years as FIFA's boss. In (3) ___________________, he said: "I am the president now. The president of everybody." On Wednesday, seven top FIFA officials (4) ___________________ corruption. Many people want Blatter (5) ___________________ of the many scandals at FIFA since he became president in 1998. Britain's leader said Blatter (6) ___________________ "the sooner the better".

Mr Blatter (7) ___________________ for FIFA's problems. He said he would change FIFA (8) ___________________ "strong position". England's Football Association said: "He's had 16 years to (9) ___________________ hasn't." In those 16 years, there was the South Africa World Cup (10) ___________________ went to Asia and Africa. However, FIFA's sponsors are asking big questions. One is why FIFA (11) ___________________ about the 1,200 workers who (12) ___________________ make the Qatar 2022 World Cup.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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day.MrBlatterhasanotherfouryearsasFIFA'sboss.Inhisvictoryspeech
,hesaid:"Iamthepresidentnow.Thepresidentofeverybody."OnWedn
esday,seventopFIFAofficialswerearrestedforcorruption.Manypeople
wantBlattertoresignbecauseofthemanyscandalsatFIFAsincehebeca
mepresidentin1998.Britain'sleadersaidBlattershouldquitand"theso
onerthebetter".MrBlattertookresponsibilityforFIFA'sproblems.Hesai
dhewouldchangeFIFAandputitina"strongposition".England'sFootbal
lAssociationsaid:"He'shad16yearstoreformitandhehasn't."Inthose1
6years,therewastheSouthAfricaWorldCupandalotofmoneywenttoAs
iaandAfrica.However,FIFA'ssponsorsareaskingbigquestions.Oneisw
hyFIFAisdoingsolittleaboutthe1,200workerswhohavediedtomaketh
eQatar2022WorldCup.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

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Answers

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