The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup. It’s happening right now in Russian from 14 June to 15 July 2018! If you are watching the game and enjoying it, do also explore the following football themed language games recommended by VivaLing Coach Tom B, and have fun learning English!
Basic 4 Function Math Game
Suitable level: Beginner
A wonderful game for young learners as the math involved is simple (+,-,x,/). You don’t have to use advanced language to answer the questions, but can still get to do fun stuff such as selecting their country team and playing other countries in a tournament shoot-out.
World Cup Fun Facts
Suitable level: Intermediate
Fun facts for intermediate learners, along with a True/False game at the end. There are also some picture/audio vocabularies at the beginning to reinforce and review soccer terms.
World Cup Predictions
Suitable level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Coach Tom B’s favorite! Watch the video and select which teams you think will win. Younger learners can compare their results to the man’s results in the video (as if he actually says who the winner is). The intermediate and advanced learners can do this to complete their own world cup “bracket”. Accompanying questions like “Who is your favorite team? Why? Why will this team win/lose?” help to extend the activity.
Now, tell us which game is your favorite? We hope you enjoy the FIFA season and also improve your English learning through all these fun activities!