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What is World Cup?
The FIFA World Cup (also called the Football World Cup, the Soccer World Cup, or simply the World Cup) is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).
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If you and your students are interested in the World Cup, you have come to the right place! There are currently 37 worksheets about the World Cup for you to choose from and all of our worksheets are free, printable, and easy to use. For a World Cup themed lesson, consider using one or more of the pages from this file. Most of the pages in that packet and in this section are about the most recent World Cup games but you can use them for inspiration when creating worksheets for the upcoming games. Since the worksheets posted here are already formatted, starting with one of them and editing it will save you a lot of time. There are word searches, song activities, and some themed discussion pages too. When the next World Cup begins, be sure to upload some of your related worksheets to help out other teachers or check back to see what they have posted.

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Quiz on Brazil

Quiz on Brazil

This worksheet can be used to find out how much your students know about Brazil. There are 11 mixed questions that students must answer including true or false, circle the correct answer, and answ ...
4 Elementary
Fuleco, 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot

Fuleco, 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot

•, World Cup
This is a printable worksheet  for the youngest ones. Enjoy the 2014 World Cup by colouring Fuleco! Fuleco, the Armadillo, is the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Repres ...
4 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: The World Is Ours

Song Worksheet: The World Is Ours

This is a song worksheet. Students have to fill in the gaps with verbs and nouns. Then, they have to answer the questions. They can discuss some of them in groups. This worksheet might be used dur ...
2 Elementary
About Fuleco

About Fuleco

•, World Cup,
This is a reading comprehension about the Fifa World Cup Mascot Fuleco - Brazil 2014. All text and images (except exercises) were taken from Fifa official website mascot.fifa.com. I hope you like ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

Power point version of the Adobe soccer expressions quiz as written by Alamrani. This version avoids reloading  the quiz if a wrong answer is submitted. This allows the quiz to be completed i ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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Soccer Equipment and Gear (Drag and Drop Activity)

Soccer Equipment and Gear (Drag and Drop Activity)

How much do your students know about soccer equipment and vocabulary? Do they know the names of gear and equipment items used in soccer? Teachers can use this activity as a trigger for speaking an ...
3 All levels
The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil Nickname Quiz

The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil Nickname Quiz

This is a short quiz about the current soccer world cup in Brazil. It is a simple matching exercise that suits all levels, but suits levels up to intermediate best. The key is given, plus two bits ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: We Are One (World Cup)

Song Worksheet: We Are One (World Cup)

The activity consists of two pages. The first one is a picture glossary containing the vocabulary needed to complete the lyrics of the song We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Clau ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: We Are One (2014 World Cup)

Song Worksheet: We Are One (2014 World Cup)

This is a lesson plan based on the song 'We are one', the official 2014 World Cup song. Your will also find the worksheets and flashcards needed for each activity. This lesson plan was designed fo ...
8 Complete Beginner Elementary
Football (Soccer) Expressions

Football (Soccer) Expressions

FIFA World Cup tournament is around the corner and people are getting ready to watch the games. Are you ready for this big event? How much do you know about football (soccer) expressions used by c ...
8 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
A One-Legged Goalie and Famous Football Players

A One-Legged Goalie and Famous Football Players

This worksheet includes a text of approx. 300 words from a real source about a Brazilian goalkeeper with one leg. It has a pre-reading activity with vocabulary from the text and a post-reading act ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: La La La Brazil World Cup 2014 by Shakira

Song Worksheet: La La La Brazil World Cup 2014 by Shakira

I have just made this worksheet to work with my elementary 6 graders. They love soccer and I can't wait to work with it. First they have to label some pictures then listen to the song and do diffe ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Label the Flags - World Cup Theme

Label the Flags - World Cup Theme

This geography worksheet is a great activity to use if you are looking for resources with a World Cup theme. There are 12 flags. Students are asked to label each flag from 12 of the 32 countries i ...
4 Elementary
Word and Picture Matching - World Cup

Word and Picture Matching - World Cup

This resource is a great activity to use if you are looking for resources with a World Cup theme. This worksheet includes 10 countries and 10 pictures of the flag of each country. Students match t ...
2 Elementary
Word Search - World Cup 2014

Word Search - World Cup 2014

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This word search is a great activity to use if you are looking for resources with a World Cup theme. There are 20 World Cup qualifying teams to find. How many words can you find hidden in the grid ...
4 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: The Time of Our Lives

Movie Worksheet: The Time of Our Lives

In this activity students first watch the video and then they work on comprehension activities. You can use this video clip to practice countries and nationalities, information about football play ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Soccer Expressions and Vocabulary

Soccer Expressions and Vocabulary

•World Cup,
This crossword puzzle helps the learners learn and practice basic common soccer vocabulary and expressions. I have tried to make the content of this activity different from that in the other works ...
6 All levels
Basic Soccer Vocabulary

Basic Soccer Vocabulary

•World Cup,
This is a simple word search worksheet about basic soccer terms and vocabulary. You can use it with any age group and across different proficiency levels to help the learners practice the spelling ...
2 All levels
Learn Soccer Vocabulary Word Search Game (Interactive PDF) Key

Learn Soccer Vocabulary Word Search Game (Interactive PDF) Key

•World Cup,
This is the key to Learn Soccer Vocabulary Word Search Game (interactive PDF) learn English vocabulary related to soccer. Take this challenge and see if you can guess the right words. Read the clu ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
2014 World Cup Quiz

2014 World Cup Quiz

Students can easily answer the quiz based on general culture questions. You can use as a trigger for a World Cup project. I added a key where there's an explanation to the 'tricky questions'. Feel ...
10 All levels
World Cup Millionaire (Interactive PDF)

World Cup Millionaire (Interactive PDF)

How much do you know about Soccer World Cup? Take this quiz in English and test yourself. Teachers can use this activity as a trigger for speaking and teamwork. This activity can help the teacher ...
6 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Diverse Role Play Ideas

Diverse Role Play Ideas

In this worksheet there are seven different role play ideas for students to perform in the classroom. They were designed to work in pairs, but some of them can also be used in groups so that you c ...
19 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Waving Flag by K'naan (WITH VIDEO) one more alternative

Song Worksheet: Waving Flag by K'naan (WITH VIDEO) one more alternative

A song worksheet with the song Waving Flag (from K'naan). An activity with fill in the blanks with the missing words in the box. "Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his ...
9 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Waka Waka Song by Shakira (WITH VIDEO)

Song Worksheet: Waka Waka Song by Shakira (WITH VIDEO)

This is a listening activity (working with a song) in which students will not only listen to and know the official song of the World Cup, but also work with some grammar, vocabulary and listening ...
17 Pre-Intermediate
Worldcup Vuvuzelas: Pros and Cons Reading

Worldcup Vuvuzelas: Pros and Cons Reading

This activity includes two newspaper articles. One brings arguments against the use of noisy vuvuzelas during the worlcup and the other one gives arguments in favour of them. 
27 Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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