The Reading / Listening - 2018 World Cup - Level 0

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final. It was an exciting match. France also won in 1998. The final had good football, big refereeing decisions, an own goal, and a big goalkeeping mistake. Billions of people watched on TV. France's team included the next world star - 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe.



Croatia were best early on. They looked like scoring first. However, France scored with a free kick after 18 minutes. Croatia levelled 10 minutes later with a shot from Ivan Perisic. France scored a penalty to go 3-1 up. Two more goals in six minutes put France 4-1 up. Croatia scored with 20 minutes to go, but France held on to win.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    2018 World Cup - Level 1 2018 World Cup - Level 2   or  2018 World Cup - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44754965
  • https://sports.yahoo.com/france-storms-second-world-cup-title-final-victory-croatia-165354873.html
  • http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/4/blog/post/3566255/mbappe-powers-france-to-world-cup-glory-croatia-reeling-after-var-controversy


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. France beat
  2. It was an exciting
  3. France also won
  4. The final had good
  5. big refereeing
  6. an own
  7. Billions of people watched
  8. France's team included the
  1. in 1998
  2. next world star
  3. decisions
  4. match
  5. on TV
  6. Croatia 4-2
  7. goal
  8. football

Paragraph 2

  1. They looked like
  2. France scored with a
  3. Croatia levelled 10 minutes
  4. a shot from
  5. France scored a penalty to
  6. Two more goals
  7. Croatia scored with 20 minutes
  8. France held
  1. Ivan Perisic
  2. to go
  3. free kick
  4. on to win
  5. later
  6. go 3-1 up
  7. scoring first
  8. in six minutes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France beat Croatia (1) ___________________ World Cup final. It was an exciting match. France (2) ___________________ 1998. The (3) ___________________ football, big refereeing decisions, (4) ___________________, and a big goalkeeping mistake. Billions of people (5) ___________________. France's team included the next world star - 19-(6) ___________________ Kylian Mbappe.

Croatia were (7) ___________________. They looked like scoring first. However, France (8) ___________________ free kick after 18 minutes. Croatia levelled 10 minutes (9) ___________________ shot from Ivan Perisic. France scored (10) ___________________ go 3-1 up. Two more (11) ___________________ minutes put France 4-1 up. Croatia scored with 20 minutes (12) ___________________ France held on to win.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FrancebeatCroatia4-2intheWorldCupfinal.Itwasanexcitingmatch.Fr
ancealsowonin1998.Thefinalhadgoodfootball,bigrefereeingdecision
s,anowngoal,andabiggoalkeepingmistake.Billionsofpeoplewatched
onTV.France'steamincludedthenextworldstar-19-year-oldforward
KylianMbappe.Croatiawerebestearlyon.Theylookedlikescoringfirst.
However,Francescoredwithafreekickafter18minutes.Croatialevelle
d10minuteslaterwithashotfromIvanPerisic.Francescoredapenaltyto
go3-1up.TwomoregoalsinsixminutesputFrance4-1up.Croatiascore
dwith20minutestogo,butFranceheldontowin.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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