Vocabulary and expressions Ex : He must try to win the championship this year to become one of the champions in the country. champion (n)championship (n) Ex : Germany was the runner-up in the 2002 World Cup. runner -up (n)
Ex : Football is considered the most popular sporting event in the world. event (n)
Ex : Which country is hosting the Olympic Games this year ? to host host (n) victory (n) Ex : He leads the team to victory.
Ex : The World Cup is followed with passionate interest around the globe. passionate (adj)
Ex : He tried to win in the competition. competition(n) to compete
Ex : National football teams must compete in elimination games within their own regions. Ex : The home team won the honoured title. honoured title (n) elimination games
passionate (adj) Vocabulary summary champion (n) runner -up (n) event (n) host (n) to host victory (n) competitio(n) elimination games honoured title (n)
Read the following passage and do the task follow. World Cup, the international football tournament, is held every four years.I t 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 is 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 must 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 the other continents hope that one day they will win the honored title.
Task 1 : The words in A appear in the reading passage. Match them with their definitions in B
3. tournament 2. the globe 1. jointly 4. host nation 5. trophy A. competition in which players compete against each other in a series of games until there is a winner C. the world E. a country that provides the necessary space, facilities, etc. for a special event B. involving two or more people or groups D. a prize for winning a competition AB The 2002 World Cup was jointly held by Japan and South Korea. The World Cup is followed with passionate interest around the globe. Only 13 teams took part in the first tournament. It was the first time Vietnam hosted such a big sports event. Brazil became the first team to win the trophy five times.
Task 2 : Scan the text and choose best best answers
Only.... teams competed in the first World Cup. A.13 D.5 C. 32 B.17 1.
Today the final tournament of the World Cup has... teams. A. 17 B. 32 C. 13 D. 17 2.
The team which was defeated in the first World Cup final was........... A. Brazil B. Argentina C. Uruguay D.Germany 3.
The final match of the 2002 World Cup attracted a television audience of over...... billion viewers. A. two B. one C.three D. four 4.
After FIFA’s first meeting,...... years had passed before the World Cup was held in Uruguay. A. 16 B. 26 C.36 D. 06 5.
Task 3 : Read the text again and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or fasle (F). Correct the fasle one.
1. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1904. 2. The World cup is held every two years. T F 3. The World Cup is regarded as the world championship of the sport. 4. Germany and Brazil played in the final match of th 2002 World Cup. 5. Brazil is the country that has five times in the World Cup. played T T T T F F F in 1930. F four years. won
List some events relate to first 1930 Uruguay Brazil Asia Uruguay was the first champion in the history of the World Cup. In 1930, the first World Cup was held. It was the first time the World Cup was played in Asia and hosted by two countries. Brazil was the first country team to win the trophy five times.
Uruguay was the first champion in the history of the World Cup. Brazil was the first country team to win the trophy five times. In 1930, the first World Cup was held. It was the first time the World Cup was played in Asia and hosted by two countries.