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Homeless World Cup Comes to an End (25th September, 2010)

The eighth Homeless World Cup competition is coming to an end in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner will be decided on September 26th. The annual event is a way to highlight the problem of homelessness in the world. Its slogan is, “Beating homelessness through football”. The official website says: “There are one billion homeless people in our world today. This is a global issue that affects every nation. The Homeless World Cup has a vision for a healthy, [generous], confident world where everyone has a home - a basic human need.”

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The first competition took place in 2003 in Austria. In 2008, Afghanistan were World Champions and this year, Palestine and Haiti are making their debuts. More than 30,000 homeless men and women around the world have been in training and 64 national teams are competing in Rio. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The Homeless World Cup has shown that football is a powerful tool in changing people’s lives.” The organizers hope to raise $9,500 through donations.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

is coming to

a.

event

2

The annual

b.

human need

3.

a way to highlight

c.

an end

4.

Beating homelessness

d.

affects every nation

5.

a global issue that

e.

the problem of homelessness

6.

a basic

f.

through football

 

Paragraph 2

1.

The first competition took

a.

their debuts

2

Palestine and Haiti are making

b.

Sir Alex Ferguson

3.

64 national teams

c.

through donations

4.

Manchester United manager

d.

tool

5.

football is a powerful

e.

place in 2003

6.

raise $9,500

f.

are competing


LISTENING GAP FILL

The eighth Homeless World Cup competition ________________ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner ________________ September 26th. The annual __________________ highlight the problem of homelessness in the world. Its slogan is, “Beating homelessness through football”. The official website says: “There are one billion homeless people ________________. This is a global ________________ every nation. The Homeless World Cup has a vision for a healthy, [generous], confident world where everyone has a home - __________________.”

The first competition ________________ 2003 in Austria. In 2008, Afghanistan were World Champions and this year, Palestine and Haiti are ________________. More than 30,000 homeless men and women around the world have ________________ and 64 national teams ________________ Rio. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The Homeless World Cup has shown that football is ________________ in changing people’s lives.” The organizers hope to raise $9,500 ________________.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

The eighth Homeless World Cup competition is (1) ____ to an end in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner will be decided on September 26th. The (2) ____ event is a way to highlight the problem of homelessness in the world. Its slogan is, “Beating homelessness (3) ____ football”. The official website says: “There are one billion homeless people in our world today. This is a global issue that (4) ____ every nation. The Homeless World Cup has a vision for a (5) ____, [generous], confident world where everyone has a home - a basic human (6) ____.”

The first competition took (7) ____ in 2003 in Austria. In 2008, Afghanistan were World Champions and this year, Palestine and Haiti are (8) ____ their debuts. More than 30,000 homeless men and women around the world have been (9) ____ training and 64 national teams are competing in Rio. Manchester United (10) ____ Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The Homeless World Cup has (11) ____ that football is a powerful tool in changing people’s lives.” The organizers hope to raise $9,500 (12) ____ donations.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

coming

(b)

comes

(c)

come

2.

(a)

year

(b)

annum

(c)

annual

3.

(a)

between

(b)

from

(c)

through

4.

(a)

effects

(b)

affects

(c)

affect

5.

(a)

healthy

(b)

fitness

(c)

nutrition

6.

(a)

needy

(b)

needing

(c)

need

7.

(a)

there

(b)

place

(c)

location

8.

(a)

making

(b)

playing

(c)

being

9.

(a)

in

(b)

up

(c)

on

10.

(a)

management

(b)

manager

(c)

manage

11.

(a)

showing

(b)

showed

(c)

shown

12

(a)

threw

(b)

through

(c)

though


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

The hihteg Homeless World Cup

2.

The alunan event

3.

eanigbt homelessness

4.

The flaifoci website

5.

a gllboa issue

6.

a bisac human need

 

Paragraph 2

7.

took epacl in 2003

8.

making their tedbsu

9.

teams are ncieopmtg

10.

football is a urpfwole tool

11.

changing people’s svile

12.

raise $9,500 ugtohrh donations


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

has a vision for a healthy, [generous], confident world where everyone has a home - a basic human need.”

(    )

world. Its slogan is, “Beating homelessness through football”. The official website says: “There are one billion

(    )

tool in changing people’s lives.” The organizers hope to raise $9,500 through donations.

(    )

The first competition took place in 2003 in Austria. In 2008, Afghanistan were World Champions and this

(    )

year, Palestine and Haiti are making their debuts. More than 30,000 homeless men and women around the

(    )

manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The Homeless World Cup has shown that football is a powerful

(    )

decided on September 26th. The annual event is a way to highlight the problem of homelessness in the

(    )

homeless people in our world today. This is a global issue that affects every nation. The Homeless World Cup

(    )

world have been in training and 64 national teams are competing in Rio. Manchester United

1  )

The eighth Homeless World Cup competition is coming to an end in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner will be


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

be     decided     The     on     winner     September     will     26th.    

2.

highlight     the     A     problem     way     of     to     homelessness.    

3.

billion     world     homeless     today     people     in     One     our.    

4.

A     nation     every     affects     that     issue     global.    

5.

world    A    vision    for    a    healthy    ,    generous    ,    confident.   

6.

first     The     2003     in     place     took     competition.    

7.

are     Haiti     and     Palestine     debuts     their     making.    

8.

are     teams     national     64     Rio     in     competing.    

9.

A     lives     people’s     changing     in     tool     powerful.    

10.

through     to     hope     Organizers     .     donations     raise     $9,500


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

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3.

________________________________________________________

4.

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5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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WRITING

Write about homelessness for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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. HOMELESSNESS: Search the Internet and find more information about the Homeless World Cup. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about the Homeless World Cup. Include imaginary interviews with the players. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. 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.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to the organizer of the Homeless World Cup. Ask him three questions about homelessness. Give him three of your opinions on homelessness. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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