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US soccer: Will Americans ever care about football?

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Video Length: 4:15

Updated on: 05/10/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about soccer, rugby, and American football. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about soccer, rugby, and American football. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and expressions from the video. There is also a section on prepositions. The grammar exercise features the difference between the conjunctions "while" and "as". There is a quiz and review section with a bonus activity included.

Video Description

Soccer is known to be the 'world's most popular sport.' Ever wonder why this isn't true in the USA? This report investigates the evolution of American football compared to soccer and what differentiates it the most from soccer. Does soccer have a bright future in the US and will it ever be able to 'dethrone' American football?

Lesson Activities

Soccer, American Football, Rugby
Short Answers, True / False
Verbs, Nouns, Phrases, Prepositions
Difference Between "While" & "As"
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Soccer, American Football, Rugby

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