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2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 5   (2nd July, 2014)
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Round Two of the World Cup Finals has finished and we now enter the quarter-finals. Sadly, there are only eight games left. The eight teams through to the quarters all finished top in the group stages a first for the World Cup. Most of the last eight games had football fans worldwide on the edge of their seats. The drama and excitement has remained at a very high level. The results left some supporters partying into the night and others left to drown their sorrows. The line-up for the quarter-finals gives us a better idea of who could be eventual winners, and there still could be a few big surprises.

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Brazil-Chile was the first of the knockout games and went down to the wire. The underdogs Chile took the hosts to a nail-biting penalty shootout, which the hosts won when Chile's final kick hit the post. Things were a little easier for Colombia as they eased past Uruguay 2-0. France, Holland and Argentina needed very late goals to get past Mexico, Nigeria and Switzerland. Costa Rica continued to light up the competition with a dramatic penalty shootout win over Greece. Algeria nearly caused an upset in their 2-1 defeat to Germany. USA hopes ended with a thrilling 2-1 loss to Belgium.

 

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PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

we now enter

a.

their sorrows

2.

all finished top

b.

the quarter-finals

3.

fans worldwide on the edge

c.

eventual winners

4.

remained at a

d.

of their seats

5.

The results left some supporters

e.

big surprises

6.

left to drown

f.

in the group stages

7.

a better idea of who could be

g.

partying into the night

8.

there still could be a few

h.

very high level

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Brazil-Chile was the first

a.

the post

2.

went down

b.

late goals to get past

3.

The underdogs Chile took the hosts to a nail-

c.

2-1 loss to Belgium

4.

Chile's final kick hit

d.

eased past Uruguay

5.

a little easier for Colombia as they

e.

of the knockout games

6.

Argentina needed very

f.

up the competition

7.

Costa Rica continued to light

g.

to the wire

8.

USA hopes ended with a thrilling

h.

biting penalty shootout

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Round Two of the World Cup Finals (1) ____________________ now enter the quarter-finals. Sadly, there are only eight games left. The eight teams through to (2) _____________________ top in the group stages – a first for the World Cup. Most of the last eight games had football (3) _____________________ the edge of their seats. The (4) _____________________ has remained at a very high level. The results left some supporters partying into the night and others left (5) _____________________. The line-up for the quarter-finals gives us a better idea of who could be eventual winners, and there still could be (6) _____________________.

Brazil-Chile was the first of the knockout games and went down to the wire. (7) _____________________ took the hosts to a (8) _____________________ shootout, which the hosts won when Chile's final kick hit the post. Things were a little easier for Colombia (9) _____________________ Uruguay 2-0. France, Holland and Argentina (10) _____________________ goals to get past Mexico, Nigeria and Switzerland. Costa Rica continued to light up the competition with a (11) _____________________ win over Greece. Algeria nearly caused an upset in their 2-1 defeat to Germany. USA hopes (12) _____________________ 2-1 loss to Belgium.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

RoundTwooftheWorldCupFinalshasfinishedandwenowenterthequarter-
finals.Sadly,thereareonlyeightgamesleft.Theeightteamsthroughtothequa
rtersallfinishedtopinthegroupstages–afirstfortheWorldCup.Mostofthelas
teightgameshadfootballfansworldwideontheedgeoftheirseats.Thedrama
andexcitementhasremainedataveryhighlevel.Theresultsleftsomesupport
erspartyingintothenightandotherslefttodrowntheirsorrows.Theline-upfo
rthequarter-finalsgivesusabetterideaofwhocouldbeeventualwinners,and
therestillcouldbeafewbigsurprises.Brazil-Chilewasthefirstoftheknocko
utgamesandwentdowntothewire.TheunderdogsChiletookthehoststoanail
-bitingpenaltyshootout,whichthehostswonwhenChile'sfinalkickhitthep
ost.ThingswerealittleeasierforColombiaastheyeasedpastUruguay2-
0.France,HollandandArgentinaneededverylategoalstogetpastMexico,Nig
eriaandSwitzerland.CostaRicacontinuedtolightupthecompetitionwithadra
maticpenaltyshootoutwinoverGreece.Algerianearlycausedanupsetintheir
2-1defeattoGermany.USAhopesendedwithathrilling2-1losstoBelgium.

WORLD CUP DISCUSSION

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

a)

What did you think when you read the headline?

b)

What do you imagine when you hear the word 'goal'?

c)

Who has been your team of the tournament so far?

d)

How likely is it for an underdog like Costa Rica to go all the way?

e)

What do you think of the penalty shootouts?

f)

Do all the teams in the quarter-finals deserve to be there?

g)

What is the most exciting tie of the quarter finals?

h)

Are you happy when there are rest days at the tournament?

i)

Would Uruguay have got through if Suarez hadn't been suspended?

j)

Should teams be allowed to make more than three substitutions?

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

a)

Did you like reading this article? Why/not?

b)

What do you think of extra time?

c)

Is it important for the hosts (Brazil) to stay in the tournament and get to the final?

d)

Should video be used to help referees spot diving?

e)

What has been the biggest shock of the tournament so far?

f)

Do you prefer games to finish in normal time, extra time, or on penalties?

g)

What do you think of the way games are commentated on TV?

h)

Why do so many players kick or head the ball straight at the goalkeeper?

i)

Are South American teams better than European teams?

j)

What questions would you like to ask Brazil's manager (coach)?

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about goalkeepers for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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