“I want to do a lesson on football” the learner said. ” Ummmm. OK!” The fashionista in me panicked. “So, now what?” Well, I did what every sane ‘I know nothing about football’ teacher would do. I went to Facebook and asked my PLN. Everyone came to my savior and today I am helping my fellow fashionista and non-fashionista teachers out. So, you want to talk/teach something that is based on the topic of football? Here is what I have.
The results of my search/ my suggestions
The Busy teacher website has 39 free lesson plans on the World Cup.
You can use Wikipedia and find the history of almost every national football team.
Labelled football pitch all the words you need to describe a football field (I think?!?!?).
TED Ed the Impossible Free Kick
I actually found this video very interesting (physics used to explain a free kick).
I watched this video and found it so funny. It is of a football match in Greece. Dunno how you can use it in the class, but I thought I’d add it to put a smile on your faces :D.
My lovely PLN
Marc suggested the Mirror Four Four Two
A hot topic, according to Paul, is this one. It’s about Zidane and this dude called Guardiola (?!).
Maria told me to have a look at the Guardian because it is very easy to navigate and has clear tabs (I second that).
Christina’s suggestion: LanguageCuster.com: Learn English through football.
Gabriela suggested Premier Skills English
Rachael mentioned this book: Express Series: English for Football: A short, specialist English course which you can get *here
Sue actually sent me a lesson plan ❤ ❤
So that’s all folks. If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below :). Enough with the football talk. I gotta go put on some makeup now 🙂 ❤ ❤
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Wow – this looks like you have materials enough for a nice neat course which could be called ‘Football English’ 🙂 On a serious note – great collection of ideas, and hope the student will enjoy the lesson (and perhaps you write about it?) Cheers!
I love Premier Skills English, there are loads of resources to practise different skills
You might be interested in this – https://tekhnologic.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/the-football-game/
Thanks T.!! I will check that out as well 😀
I have a collection of football resources in my bookmarks: https://www.diigo.com/user/sandymillin/football now including this page 🙂