World Cup English!

world cup3Start off with the basics – football vocabulary at the excellent British Council Premier Skills. Make sure you explore the whole site here – lots of fantastic learning resources.premier-skills-english




To get the World Cup news every day, try this blog – just for learners. Build on your vocabulary and reading skills with BBC World Service – and learn more about the history of the World Cup. Improve your listening skills through practice – try the short news clips at Newsround: here’s one about the protests in Brazil on the first day of the World Cup.


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Find more resources to match your level here – improve your vocabulary and language skills. Pre-intermediate learners, don’t miss this lesson about a superfan!



Have you got a taste for more? Go to Larry Ferlazzo’s blog for links to some amazing places you can learn about football and the World Cup.

Have you been inspired to learn how to play football? Perhaps you can imagine yourself playing for your country at the next World Cup? All the skills you’ll need are here!

Watch this video to see how Brazilian school children are learning about the visiting World Cup nations:

If your first language is Thai, there are great resources from the Bangkok Post designed to help you enjoy the football and improve your language skills.

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