The Reading / Listening - Football Fans - Level 3

Football fans in South Korea are planning to sue Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo failed to play in a pre-season friendly against an all-star K League team. Juventus signed a contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game, but he stayed on the subs bench and did not even lace up his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his great rival Lionel Messi. There were also boos around the stadium. The fans have also been voicing their anger at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no longer a Ronaldo fan."



The angry fans are now seeking compensation. They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's capital city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay compensation of $850 to each fan for the "mental anguish" they suffered because of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normally in such cases, fans would get their money back for their tickets, but this was "a special case since the company, through false advertising, took advantage of the football star's fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental anguish part, I'd like to say some of the fans are very passionate. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Football Fans - Level 0 Football Fans - Level 1   or  Football Fans - Level 2

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49168694
  • https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/south-korean-fans-sue-for-mental-anguish-after-ronaldo-sits-out-seoul-friendly-1.3971970
  • https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2019/07/661_273116.html


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. FOOTBALL FANS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about football fans. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       football fans / sue / soccer / giants / bench / boots / chanting / boo / anger / audience
       compensation / law / ticket / mental anguish / no-show / star / passionate / painful
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. ROLE MODELS: Students A strongly believe sports stars should always be great role models; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. SPORTS STARS: What do you know about these sports stars? How good are they? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What You Know

How Good They Are

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

 

Roger Federer

 

 

Serena Williams

 

 

Simone Biles

 

 

LeBron James

 

 

Shi Tingmao

 

 

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5. GIANT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "giant". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. SPORTS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best sports at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • swimming
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • F1
  • football
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • basketball

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. fan a. The action or process of giving someone money to repay for a loss, injury, or suffering.
      2. sue b. All of the people at a public event, such as a football game, play, movie, concert, or meeting.
      3. giant c. A person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing.
      4. compensation d. A very large company or organization.
      5. contract e. Start legal action against a person, company or country to get money or to right a wrong.
      6. chanting f. A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or housing, that is backed up by law.
      7. audience g. Repeated rhythmic phrases, shouted or sung by people in a crowd at the same time.

    Paragraph 2

      8. seeking h. A business or company, especially one with two or more partners.
      9. firm i. Great mental or physical pain or suffering.
      10. anguish j. Not according with truth or fact; incorrect.
      11. suffered k. Trying to find something.
      12. take advantage of l. Showing or caused by strong feelings.
      13. false m. Make unfair use of someone for your own benefit.
      14. passionate n. Experienced or be subjected to something bad or unpleasant.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Over 2,000 fans want compensation from Italian club Juventus.     T / F
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo only played for less than five minutes.     T / F
  3. Fans were singing the name of Lionel Messi.     T / F
  4. A social media user said he would no longer be a fan of Ronaldo.     T / F
  5. The fans want over $1,000 each in compensation.     T / F
  6. A lawyer said fans would normally get their money back.     T / F
  7. A lawyer said the compensation claim was not a special case.     T / F
  8. A lawyer said the fans were not real, passionate fans.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. planning
  2. star
  3. contract
  4. switched
  5. voicing
  6. seeking
  7. anguish
  8. cases
  9. passionate
  10. love
  1. trying to get
  2. changed
  3. instances
  4. top
  5. adore
  6. expressing
  7. aiming
  8. enthusiastic
  9. pain
  10. agreement

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Football fans in South Korea are
  2. Over 2,000 fans want
  3. play in a pre-
  4. lace
  5. The fans have also been voicing
  6. in South Korea's capital
  7. mental
  8. this was a special
  9. took advantage
  10. some of the fans
  1. their anger
  2. up his soccer boots
  3. anguish
  4. compensation
  5. of the football star's fans
  6. are very passionate
  7. planning to sue
  8. city
  9. season friendly
  10. case

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
friendly
rival
bench
longer
sue
voicing
compensation
chanting

Football fans in South Korea are planning to (1) ____________ Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want (2) ____________ after Ronaldo failed to play in a pre-season (3) ____________ against an all-star K League team. Juventus signed a contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game, but he stayed on the subs (4) ____________ and did not even lace up his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from (5) ____________ Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his great (6) ____________ Lionel Messi. There were also boos around the stadium. The fans have also been (7) ____________ their anger at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no (8) ____________ a Ronaldo fan."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
each
back
seeking
anguish
suffered
passionate
capital
case

The angry fans are now (9) ____________ compensation. They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's (10) ____________ city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay compensation of $850 to (11) ____________ fan for the "mental anguish" they (12) ____________ because of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normally in such cases, fans would get their money (13) ____________ for their tickets, but this was "a special (14) ____________ since the company, through false advertising, took advantage of the football star's fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental (15) ____________ part, I'd like to say some of the fans are very (16) ____________. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Football fans in South Korea are planning to sue Italian ______ Juventus
     a.  soccer gigantic
     b.  soccer grants
     c.  soccer jay ants
     d.  soccer giants
2)  fans want compensation after Ronaldo failed to play in a ______
     a.  pre-season friendly
     b.  pre-season friend
     c.  pre-season blending
     d.  pre-season blended
3)  he stayed on the subs bench and did not even ______ soccer boots
     a.  lack up his
     b.  race up his
     c.  lace up his
     d.  rack up his
4)  chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his ______ Lionel Messi
     a.  great rivals
     b.  great rebel
     c.  great rival
     d.  great libel
5)  One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience ______"
     a.  and belittled us
     b.  and belied us
     c.  and bee little this
     d.  and bill it all us

6)  They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's ______, Seoul
     a.  capitals city
     b.  capitalize city
     c.  cap it all city
     d.  capital city
7)  pay compensation of $850 to each fan for the "mental anguish" ______
     a.  they stuttered
     b.  they suffered
     c.  they suffer it
     d.  they stuffed
8)  normally in such cases, fans would get their ______
     a.  money black
     b.  money back
     c.  money bark
     d.  money pack
9)  but this was a special case since the company, through false advertising, ______
     a.  hook advantage
     b.  book advantage
     c.  look advantage
     d.  took advantage
10)  They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because ______ Ronaldo
     a.  they lovey
     b.  they loves
     c.  they lovely
     d.  they love

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Football fans in South Korea are (1) ___________________ Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo (2) ___________________ in a pre-season friendly against an all-star K League team. Juventus signed a contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game, but he stayed on (3) ___________________ and did not even lace up his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of (4) ___________________ Lionel Messi. There were also boos around the stadium. The fans have also been (5) ___________________ at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience (6) ___________________. I'm no longer a Ronaldo fan."

The angry fans (7) ___________________ compensation. They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's capital city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket (8) ___________________ compensation of $850 to each fan for the "mental anguish" they suffered because of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normally (9) ___________________, fans would get their money back for their tickets, but this was "a special case since the company, through false advertising, (10) ___________________ the football star's fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental anguish part, I'd like to say some of the fans (11) ___________________. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful (12) ___________________ Ronaldo."

Comprehension questions

  1. How many fans want to sue Juventus for compensation?
  2. What team was Juventus playing in South Korea?
  3. What did Ronaldo sit on?
  4. What did Ronaldo not do to his boots?
  5. How many people went to see the game?
  6. Where is the law firm the soccer fans went to?
  7. How much compensation for "mental anguish" do the fans want?
  8. What did a lawyer say fans would get back in normal cases?
  9. What did the lawyer say Juventus took advantage of?
  10. How did a lawyer say the fans felt about Ronaldo?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many fans want to sue Juventus for compensation?
a) less than 2,000
b) over 2,000
c) about 2,000
d) exactly 2,000
2) What team was Juventus playing in South Korea?
a) South Korea
b) Seoul City
c) Pohang Steelers
d) an all-star K League team
3) What did Ronaldo sit on?
a) his hands
b) a ball
c) a bench
d) the grass
4) What did Ronaldo not do to his boots?
a) lace them up
b) wear them
c) polish them
d) autograph them
5) How many people went to see the game?
a) 62,000
b) 60,000
c) 58,000
d) 55,000

6) Where is the law firm the soccer fans went to?
a) Seoul
b) Turin
c) New York
d) FIFA headquarters
7) How much compensation for "mental anguish" do the fans want?
a) $850,000
b) $85,000
c) $850
d) $8,500
8) What did a lawyer say fans would get back in normal cases?
a) their money
b) their time
c) their ticket
d) a ball
9) What did the lawyer say Juventus took advantage of?
a) the conditions
b) the weather
c) a weak defence
d) Ronaldo's fans
10) How did a lawyer say the fans felt about Ronaldo?
a) they don't like him
b) they have mixed feelings
c) they love him
d) they are fed up with him

Role play

Role  A – Football
You think football is the best sport. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sports. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): Formula 1, cycling or swimming.

Role  B – Formula 1
You think Formula 1 is the best sport. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sports. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): football, cycling or swimming.

Role  C – Cycling
You think cycling is the best sport. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sports. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): Formula 1, football or swimming.

Role  D – Swimming
You think swimming is the best sport. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sports. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): Formula 1, cycling or football.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'football'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'fan'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • firm
    • return
    • agency
    • special
    • some
    • love
    • sue
    • failed
    • contract
    • lace
    • boos
    • longer




    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 - South Korea football fans' anger at Ronaldo no-show

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'football'?
    3. What do you think of football?
    4. What do you know about Juventus?
    5. Should the club or player be sued?
    6. Should the football fans get compensation?
    7. Did Ronaldo have a duty to play for people who paid to see him?
    8. Who is better, Ronaldo or Messi?
    9. Why do you think Ronaldo didn't play?
    10. Have you ever been angry because of a sports game?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'fan'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about Cristiano Ronaldo?
    5. What do you think of the compensation amount?
    6. Do you think fans really suffered 'mental anguish'?
    7. What sports are you passionate about?
    8. Why do we get passionate about sport?
    9. What advice do you have for Ronaldo?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Ronaldo?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Football fans in South Korea are (1) ____ to sue Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo (2) ____ to play in a pre-season (3) ____ against an all-star K League team. Juventus signed a contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game, but he stayed on the subs bench and did not even lace (4) ____ his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his great (5) ____ Lionel Messi. There were also boos around the stadium. The fans have also been voicing their anger at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no (6) ____ a Ronaldo fan."

    The angry fans are now (7) ____ compensation. They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's capital city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay compensation of $850 to (8) ____ fan for the "mental anguish" they suffered because of Ronald's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normally in (9) ____ cases, fans would get their money back for their tickets, but this was "a special case since the company, through false advertising, (10) ____ advantage of the football star's fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental anguish part, I'd like to say some of the fans are very (11) ____. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful (12) ____ they love Ronaldo."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     planned     (b)     plans     (c)     plan     (d)     planning    
    2. (a)     failure     (b)     fail     (c)     failing     (d)     failed    
    3. (a)     friendship     (b)     friendly     (c)     friend     (d)     friends    
    4. (a)     along     (b)     over     (c)     up     (d)     at    
    5. (a)     libel     (b)     rebel     (c)     rival     (d)     revel    
    6. (a)     longer     (b)     lengthen     (c)     long     (d)     longing    
    7. (a)     looking     (b)     seeking     (c)     watching     (d)     searching    
    8. (a)     each     (b)     all     (c)     whole     (d)     per    
    9. (a)     each     (b)     such     (c)     whole     (d)     every    
    10. (a)     did     (b)     made     (c)     took     (d)     had    
    11. (a)     passion     (b)     passions     (c)     passionate     (d)     passionless    
    12. (a)     however     (b)     and     (c)     so     (d)     because

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. Italian soccer inagts Juventus
    2. play in a pre-aesson friendly
    3. the name of his great ivrla
    4. cioivng their anger
    5. the 60,000 uianedce
    6. I'm no nolger a Ronaldo fan

    Paragraph 2

    1. They have gone to a law ifrm
    2. mental nugaish
    3. A lawyer told the Reuters news ngcaey
    4. through alfse advertising
    5. took vnadtagae of the football star's fans
    6. the fans are very ssoipnatae

    Put the text back together

    (...)  rival Lionel Messi. There were also boos around the stadium. The fans have also been voicing their anger at Ronaldo on social
    (...)  The angry fans are now seeking compensation. They have gone to a law firm in South Korea's capital
    (...)  fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental anguish part, I'd like to say some of the fans are very
    (...)  45 minutes of the game, but he stayed on the subs bench and did not even lace
    (...)  city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay compensation of
    (...)  media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no longer a Ronaldo fan."
    (...)  agency that normally in such cases, fans would get their money back for their tickets, but this was "a special
    (...)  up his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his great
    (...)  $850 to each fan for the "mental anguish" they suffered because of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news
    (...)  player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo failed to
    (...)  case since the company, through false advertising, took advantage of the football star's
    (...)  play in a pre-season friendly against an all-star K League team. Juventus signed a contract to play Ronaldo for
    (...)  passionate. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo."
    1  ) Football fans in South Korea are planning to sue Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star

    Put the words in the right order

    1. pre-season   to   failed   in   Ronaldo   a   friendly   .   play
    2. of   Play   45   minutes   game   .   Ronaldo   the   for
    3. name   rival   .   the   great   Chanting   his   of
    4. fans   have   their   been   also   anger   .   voicing   The
    5. longer   Ronaldo   am   a   fan   .   I   no
    6. compensation   .   angry   are   now   The   seeking   fans
    7. would   get   back   Fans   for   tickets   .   money   their
    8. advantage   took   the   of   fans   .   football   star's   They
    9. of   are   passionate   .   the   Some   fans   very
    10. because   It   they   is   love   painful   very   Ronaldo   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Football fans in South Korea are planning to sow / sue Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo failed / failure to play in a pre-season friendly against an all-star K League team. Juventus singed / signed a contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game, but he strayed / stayed on the subs bench and did not even lace / lack up his soccer boots. Many fans at the game switched from chants / chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting the name of his great rival / libel Lionel Messi. There were also coos / boos around the stadium. The fans have also been voicing / talking their anger at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no longer / lengthen a Ronaldo fan."

    The angry fans are now reeking / seeking compensation. They have gone to a law firm in / on South Korea's capital city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay / payment compensation of $850 to each fan for the "mental anguish" they / them suffered because of Ronaldo's no-show. A lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normal / normally in such cases, fans would get their money forward / back for their tickets, but this was "a special case since the company, through false / falsely advertising, did / took advantage of the football star's fans". The lawyer added: "As for the mental anguish part, I'd like to say any / some of the fans are very passionate. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because they lovely / love Ronaldo."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    football fans in south korea are planning to sue italian soccer giants juventus and its star player cristiano ronaldo over 2000 fans want compensation after ronaldo failed to play in a preseason friendly against an allstar k league team juventus signed a contract to play ronaldo for 45 minutes of the game but he stayed on the subs bench and did not even lace up his soccer boots many fans at the game switched from chanting ronaldos name to chanting the name of his great rival lionel messi there were also boos around the stadium the fans have also been voicing their anger at ronaldo on social media one wrote he betrayed the 60000 audience and belittled us im no longer a ronaldo fan

    the angry fans are now seeking compensation they have gone to a law firm in south koreas capital city seoul they want juventus to return their 60 ticket price and pay compensation of 850 to each fan for the mental anguish they suffered because of ronaldos noshow a lawyer told the reuters news agency that normally in such cases fans would get their money back for their tickets but this was a special case since the company through false advertising took advantage of the football stars fans the lawyer added as for the mental anguish part id like to say some of the fans are very passionate they are real avid fans so for them it is very painful because they love ronaldo

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    FootballfansinSouthKoreaareplanningtosueItaliansoccergiantsJuv
    entusanditsstarplayerCristianoRonaldo.Over2,000fanswantcompe
    nsationafterRonaldofailedtoplayinapre-seasonfriendlyagainstanall-
    starKLeagueteam.JuventussignedacontracttoplayRonaldofor45min
    utesofthegame,buthestayedonthesubsbenchanddidnotevenlaceup
    hissoccerboots.ManyfansatthegameswitchedfromchantingRonaldo'
    snametochantingthenameofhisgreatrivalLionelMessi.Therewereals
    oboosaroundthestadium.Thefanshavealsobeenvoicingtheirangerat
    Ronaldoonsocialmedia.Onewrote:"Hebetrayedthe60,000audiencea
    ndbelittledus.I'mnolongeraRonaldofan."Theangryfansarenowseeki
    ngcompensation.TheyhavegonetoalawfirminSouthKorea'scapitalcit
    y,Seoul.TheywantJuventustoreturntheir$60ticketpriceandpaycomp
    ensationof$850toeachfanforthe"mentalanguish"theysufferedbecau
    seofRonaldo'sno-show.AlawyertoldtheReutersnewsagencythatnor
    mallyinsuchcases,fanswouldgettheirmoneybackfortheirtickets,butt
    hiswas"aspecialcasesincethecompany,throughfalseadvertising,too
    kadvantageofthefootballstar'sfans".Thelawyeradded:"Asforthemen
    talanguishpart,I'dliketosaysomeofthefansareverypassionate.Theya
    rereal,avidfans,soforthemitisverypainfulbecausetheyloveRonaldo."

    Free writing

    Write about football fans for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Star football players must always act like role models. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. FOOTBALL FANS: Make a poster about football fans. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. SPORTS STARS: Write a magazine article about sports stars having to be role models in everything they do. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on football fans. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to make fans happier. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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