WE’RE GOING TO WIN
FOCUS UNIT: WE’RE GOING TO WIN
LESSON PLAN: We’re going to win
-60 minutes TIME: 50
LEVEL: Lower-intermediate / upper-intermediate learners
FOCUS: Words about football
Main objectives After this lesson the students will be able to name some
positions of the players in a team and their actions. They should
be able to describe what the viewers usually do in a match.
For the upper-intermediate learners, they will be able to talk
about some football teams and players they like.
Materials needed 1 Focus unit: We’re going to win
2 “Blank-filling” worksheet: 单词站;Football
3 “Matching: Football Players” worksheet: Do you know
4 “Quiz: More about Football” worksheet
Language Learn and say the positions of players – defender, striker,
goalkeeper; the actions of players and viewers -- support, cheer,
score, shoot, win; rival (not enemy!)
Warm-up activity Ask the students the following questions:
(10 minutes) 1 Do you like football?
2 Do you watch football very often?
3 Which player/team do you support?
4 How do you support your team or player?
Presentation 1 Listen to the song “We’re going to win”.
(20 minutes) 2 Go through the word list below the flash. Pronounce the
3 Categorise the words into the following types: Players,
Players’ Actions and Fans’ Actions. Pay attention to the
part of speech, e.g. score can be used as both a noun and a
4 Listen to the song again. Answer some questions:
; What do the fans do when their team scores a goal?
; What do they shout?
; What does the striker do?
; What does the striker do to the defenders?
; Are they afraid of their rivals?
; What other difficulty do they have?
Communication Ask the students to work in pairs and complete the
practice activity “Blank-filling” worksheet: Football
(10 minutes) Learn how to explain the meaning of the words in English.
Production activity Ask the students to do the Matching exercise: Football Players. (10 minutes) Work in groups and see which group can finish first and answer
all the questions correctly.
Wrap-up Activity Ask the students to conduct the Quiz: More about Football.
LESSON PLAN: We’re going to win
Warm-up activity Some learners, especially the girls may not know much about
football, but they may love to watch the famous players. This
should be motivation enough.
Presentation The first listening is just to get the idea of the song. Do not
encourage them to look at the word list. After listening, go
through the list with them and show them how to pronounce
Players Players’ Actions Fans’ Actions
defender goal cheer
striker score support
The questions are based on the lines in the song. The teacher can
decide whether to ask them before or after the listening.
; Shout, cheer, support
; One more. We’re going to win.
; Shoot the goal
; Pass the defenders (Pass them all)
; They are not afraid of the rivals.
; Bad weather
If there is enough time, they can sing with it.
Communication This is to review the words in the song and learn to explain
practice activity them in English. Draw their attention to the useful expressions
in the exercise, such as:
A group of… who…is called….
The player who… is a…
A… is a player who…
Production activity This is mainly to practise saying the names of the countries. The
names of the players may be difficult for the learners, so they
can use Chinese. At this stage the teacher can give some help.
Add one word to the list of positions: center (中锋) Some of
these stars appear on the TV commercials in China.
This quiz can be done as a competition. See which group/pair can do the best.
1) Ronaldo: Brazil, striker
2) Kahn: Germany, goalkeeper
3) Henry: France, striker
4) Raul: Spain, striker
5) Hidetoshi Nakata: Japan, center
6) Figo: Portugal, centre
7) Beckham: England, centre
8) Zidane: France, center
9) Carlos: Brazil, defender
10) Maldini: Italy, defender
Wrap-up activity Some of the questions do not have a key answer, such as 1, 2
1) e.g. striker: Hao Haidong, Li Jinyu; goal keeper: An Qi,
Liu Yunfei; defender: Sun Jihai, Xu Yunlong
2) Greek: It won the champion in the 2004 European Cup.
Argentina: It won the gold medal in the Olympic
Games. Italy: It won the silver medal in the Olympic
Games. Arsenal (England): Super League champion.
Werder Bremen (Germany): League champion. Valencia
(Spain): League champion.
6) No set answer.
MATCHING: FOOTBALL PLAYERS:
(Please create the pictures/caricatures of the players.)
Can you recognize these people? Which national team do they play for? Do you know their position in the team? Drag the team name and position onto the blanks below the pictures. Some are used more than once.
TEAM: Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain
POSITION: goal keeper, defender, striker, centre
QUIZ: MORE ABOUT FOOTBALL
Now talk about the following in pairs/groups.
1) Name five football stars in China. What position do they play? 2) Name the best football teams in the world. What did they achieve in 2004? 3) Which team won the World Cup championship in 2002? 4) Which country is holding the World Cup in 2006?
5) How many teams are playing in the World Cup Finals? 6) Which team do you think will win the World Cup this time? Why?