BEFORE YOU READ. Choose the correct answers. 1.How often is the World Cup held ? A.Every year. B. Every two years. C. Every three years. 2.Where was the 2002 World Cup held ? A. Japan. B. Argentina. C. Uruguay. 3.Brazil defeated____and became the champion in 2002. A. Italy. C. French. D. Japanese. 4.When did the first World Cup take place ? B. 1951. C. 1966. D. 1988. 5.____organises World Cup. A. WHO. B. UNESCO. D. NATO. FIFA : International Association Football Federation. D. Japan and South Korea. B. Germany. A. 1930 C. FIFA. D. Every four years.
WHILE YOU READ. Guess the meaning of the underlined words. 1.Our football team must try to win the championship this year to become one of the champions in the area. 2.Germany was the runner-up in the 2002 World Cup. 3.World Cup, the international football tournament is held every four years. 4.The World cup is considered the biggest sporting event in the globe. Champion (n) : Championship (n) : Runner-up (n) : Tournament (n) : Event (n) : Globe (n) : Global (adj) :
5.In 2006 German was the host nation of the World Cup but they didn’t get the victory in the final match. 6.The most famous competition in football is the World Cup, in which teams compete against each other to win the trophy / honoured title. 7.After the elimination games, Spain became the first country in this region getting a ticket for the final tournament. Host nation (n) : Host (n) : Host (v) : Victory (n) : Compete (v) : Competition (n) : Trophy (n) : Honoured title (n) : Title (n) : Elimination games (n) :
New words. Champion (n) Championship (n) Runner-up (n) Tournament (n) Event (n) Globe (n) Global (adj) Host (n) Host nation (n) Victory (n) Compete (v) Competition (n) Trophy (n) Title (n) Honoured title (n) Elimination games (n)
Reading passage. World Cup, the international football tournament, is held every four years. It is considered the most popular sporting event in the world. The World Cup is followed with passionate interest around the globe – the final game of the 2002 World Cup tournament attracted more than one billion viewers. In 1904, FIFA, the governing body for football, was set up. At its first meeting, FIFA planned to organize a world championship. But it was not until 1930 that the first World Cup was held. Only 13 teams took part in the first tournament. The host nation, Uruguay, gained a victory over Argentina in the final and became the first champion in the history of the World Cup. By 2002, the world had witnessed 17 World Cup tournaments. National football teams most now compete in elimination games within their own regions before becoming one of the 32 finalists. The 2002 World Cup final was jointly held by Japan and South Korea. It was the first time the World Cup was played in Asia and the first time it was hosted by two nations. With the victory over Germany in the final match, Brazil became the first team to win the trophy five times. Although Europe and South America are the only continents to have produced World Cup champions, countries on other continents hope that one day they will win the honoured title.
TASK 1. The words in A appear in the reading passage. Match them with their definitions in B. AB 1.Jointly 2.The globe 3.Tournament 4.Host nation 5.Trophy a.A competition in which players compete against each other in a series of games until there is a winner. b.Involving two or more people or groups. c.The world. d.A prize for winning a competition. e.A country that provides the necessary space, facilities, ect. for a special event.
TASK 2. Scan the text and complete each of the following sentences with a word or a number. 1.Only ______teams competed in the first World Cup. 2.Today the final tournament of the World Cup has________teams. 3.The team which was defeated in the first World Cup final was_________________. 4.The final match of the 2002 World Cup attracted a television audience of over_________billion viewers. 5.After FIFA’s first meeting, ________years had passed before the first World Cup was held in Uruguay. 13 32 Argentina one 26
1.The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in. ( The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.) 2. The World Cup is held every years. ( The World Cup is held every four years.) 3. The World Cup is regarded as the world championship of the sport. 4. Germany and Brazil played in the final match of the 2002 World Cup. 5. Brazil is the country that has five times in the World Cup. ( Brazil is the country that has won the World Cup five times.) TASK 3. Read the text again and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). Correct the false ones. TF 1904 played two
AFTER YOU READ. Work in groups. Talk about the events mentioned in the passage, using the following figures as cues. 1904 13 1930 17 32 2002 Example : 1904 is the year when FIFA was set up. Complete the following table by filling in each blank with a number or a phrase. YearEvents (1)________FIFA was set up. 1930Only (2)________ took part in the first tournament. 1930The first (3) ______________was held. Up to (4)_______The world witnessed 17 World Cup tournaments. Up to nowNational football teams must complete in elimination games within their own regions before becoming one of the (5)_____________. 2002It was (6)_______________ World Cup was held in Asia. 1904 13 World Cup 2002 32 finalists the first time