World Cup and Sport Worksheets


If you have students who are into sports, you'll find materials which will go down well in the classes.

There are handouts for sports in general, as well as for specific events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup.


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Title
The Rio 2016 Olympics
Target Structure
Reading and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Are your students looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics? If you're looking for a vocabulary-building reading on a topical subject, this could be just what you need!

The worksheet starts with a quick quiz on the Olympics, followed by a gap-fill reading. There are vocabulary and collocation exercises followed by lots of discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced-level students.

 


 

Title
Watching the Rio Olympics
Target Structure
General Lower Level
Level
Upper Elementary / Pre-Intermediate
Time
30 + minutes
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Description
With the Rio Olympics about to begin, we have updated our 'Watching the Olympics' worksheet so that it's ready for the 2016 games.

Following the lead-in, there is a short conversation practicing some common lower-level expressions, including:
  • interested in
  • favourite
  • can't wait
  • and more...
The conversation is followed by practice exercises, giving your students the opportunity to personalise the language.

The lesson rounds off with some simple discussion questions. Which events will your students watch? How many medals will their country win?

This worksheet is a great way to bring the Olympics to your lower-level classes!

 


 

Title
Watching the World Cup
Target Structure
Theme Lesson - World Cup
Level
Elementary
Time
30+ minutes
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Description
It's not long until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Get your students in the mood with this updated worksheet!

This World Cup theme lesson is a good way of reviewing some common structures in conversation.

Language reviewed includes:

- Can't wait (for something)
- Be interested (in something)
- Come round (to my house) ... and more

There's a conversation, practice exercises and some simple discussion questions. It's an excellent way to make your lessons topical.

The British English version (see below) has some vocabulary differences. (Particularly 'football' instead of 'soccer'.)

 


 

Title
World Cup Crossword
Target Structure
World Cup / Soccer / Football Vocab
Level
Elementary - Intermediate
Time
20 minutes
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Description
Are you looking for a fun ESL worksheet connected to the Brazil World Cup?

This crossword was a hit for the last World Cup, and so we've updated ir for 2014.

This crossword has sixteen clues which are all connected to football / soccer or the World Cup. It's not too difficult, and is a great way to fill a spare twenty minutes at the end of a lesson.

 


 

Title
The Winter Olympics
Target Structure
Theme Lesson on Winter Olympics
Level
Elementary / Pre-intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
With the Sochi Olympics coming up, you might be in need of a low-level worksheet on the topic.

This handout has a short gap-fill reading, followed by a wordsearch.

Your students will then need to explain (or guess) events, based on their partners' descriptions.

The lesson rounds off with some simple discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for upper-elementary to intermediate-level students.


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