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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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Wayne Rooney was born on the 24th of October, 1985. He is known all over the world by people who love football. He is, of course, the striker for Manchester United and England. Many people say he’s the best centre forward in the world. English people are hoping he can use his amazing talent to bring them the World Cup trophy in South Africa. He will be a player to watch.

Rooney was born in Liverpool. He grew up supporting his local club Everton. He signed for Everton schoolboys when he was ten. He stayed with the club and made his Premier League debut in 2002. His first goal for Everton meant he was the youngest player ever to score a Premier League goal. It came five days before his 17th birthday. He made a big impact at Everton and interested Manchester United, who signed him in 2004.

Rooney has established himself as a world class player at Man. Utd. He has broken many records in his time there and played with many top players. His signing fee of £25.6 million is still a world record for a teenager. He helped United win three league titles, two League Cups, and the Champions League title in 2007-08. He also won England’s Footballer of the Year award in 2010.

Rooney made his England debut in 2003. He shot to world fame at the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament where he scored two outstanding goals. He has established himself as England’s first choice striker and is sure to pose a threat to all defences in South Africa. He hopes to have a very different World Cup experience to Germany 2006, when he was sent off for a foul on a Portuguese defender.


Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.

SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

love

a.

striker

2

centre forward

b.

first appearance

3.

amazing

c.

adore

4.

supporting

d.

effect

5.

debut

e.

following

6.

impact

f.

incredible

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

established

g.

cost

8.

fee

h.

rose

9.

award

i.

red carded

10.

shot

j.

represent

11

pose

k

created

12

sent off

l

prize

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

He is known

a.

a world class player

2

people are hoping he can

b.

to all defences

3.

He grew up supporting

c.

use his amazing talent

4.

made his Premier League

d.

many records

5.

He made a big

e.

off for a foul

6.

Rooney has established himself as

f.

all over the world

7.

He has broken

g.

impact at Everton

8.

he scored two

h.

his local club

9.

pose a threat

i.

debut in 2002

10.

he was sent

j.

outstanding goals


LISTENING GAP FILL

Wayne Rooney was born on the 24th of October, 1985. ____________ over the world by people who love football. He ____________, the striker for Manchester United and England. Many people say he’s the best centre forward in the world. English people are ______________ his ____________ to bring them the World Cup trophy in South Africa. He will be a player to watch.

Rooney was born in Liverpool. He grew ____________ his local club Everton. He signed for Everton schoolboys when he was ten. He stayed with the club and made his Premier League ____________. His first goal for Everton ________________ youngest player ever to score a Premier League goal. It came five days before his 17th birthday. He made a big impact at Everton and interested Manchester United, who ____________ 2004.

Rooney has ________________ as a world class player at Man. Utd. He ________________ records in his time there and played with many top players. His signing fee of £25.6 million ________________ record for a teenager. He helped United win ________________, two League Cups, and the Champions League title in 2007-08. He also won England’s Footballer of the Year award in 2010.

Rooney made his England debut in 2003. He ________________ fame at the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament where he scored ________________ goals. He has established himself as England’s first choice striker and is sure to ________________ to all defences in South Africa. He hopes to have a very different World Cup experience to Germany 2006, when he was sent off ________________ Portuguese defender.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs in italics.

Wayne Rooney was born on the 24th of October, 1985. He is knowing / known all over the world by people who love / lovely football. He is, of course, the striker for Manchester United and England. Many people say he’s the best centre backward / forward in the world. English people are hoping he can use his amazing talented / talent to bring them the World Cup trophy in South Africa. He will be a player to watch.

Rooney was born in Liverpool. He grew / grow up supporting his local club Everton. He signing / signed for Everton schoolboys when he was ten. He stayed with the club and made his Premier League debut in 2002. His first goal for Everton meant / meaning he was the youngest player ever to score a Premier League goal. It came five days before his 17th birthday. He made / did a big impact at Everton and interested Manchester United, who signed him in 2004.

Rooney has established himself as a world class player at Man. Utd. He has breaking / broken many records in his time their / there and played with many top players. His signing fee of £25.6 million is yet / still a world record for a teenager. He helped United win three league titles / title, two League Cups, and the Champions League title in 2007-08. He also won England’s Footballer of the Year award in 2010.

Rooney made his England debut in 2003. He shooting / shot to world fame at the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament where he scored two outsider / outstanding goals. He has established himself as England’s first choice striker and is sure to suppose / pose a threat to all defences in South Africa. He hopes to have a very different World Cup experience to Germany 2006, when he was sent off / on for a foul on a Portuguese defender.


SPELLING

These jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

He is konnw all over

2.

centre rfraodw

3.

people are hinpog

4.

the World Cup tyrhop

Paragraph 2

5.

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6.

his Premier League tuedb

7.

csreo a Premier League goal

8.

He made a big pmcati

Paragraph 3

9.

a world lscsa player

10.

He has broken many recorsd

11.

a world record for a anegrete

12.

the Champions League teitl

Paragraph 4

13.

He shot to world fema

14.

England’s first choice irksrte

15.

pose a etrtha

16.

sent off for a uolf


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

he can use his amazing talent to bring them the World Cup trophy in South Africa. He will be a player to watch.

(    )

Rooney has established himself as a world class player at Man. Utd. He has broken many records in his time there and played

(    )

Rooney was born in Liverpool. He grew up supporting his local club Everton. He signed for Everton schoolboys when he was

(    )

ten. He stayed with the club and made his Premier League debut in 2002. His first goal for Everton meant he was the youngest

(    )

Rooney made his England debut in 2003. He shot to world fame at the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament where he scored two

(    )

outstanding goals. He has established himself as England’s first choice striker and is sure to pose

(    )

for Manchester United and England. Many people say he’s the best centre forward in the world. English people are hoping

(    )

experience to Germany 2006, when he was sent off for a foul on a Portuguese defender.

(    )

impact at Everton and interested Manchester United, who signed him in 2004.

(    )

a threat to all defences in South Africa. He hopes to have a very different World Cup

(    )

with many top players. His signing fee of £25.6 million is still a world record for a teenager. He helped United win

( 1 )

Wayne Rooney was born on the 24th of October, 1985. He is known all over the world by people who love football. He is, of course, the striker

(    )

three league titles, two League Cups, and the Champions League title in 2007-08. He also won England’s Footballer of the Year award in 2010.

(    )

player ever to score a Premier League goal. It came five days before his 17th birthday. He made a big


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

football    Known    all    over    the    world    by    people    who    love.

2.

the    world    People    say    he’s    the    best    centre    forward    in.   

3.

club     local     his     supporting     up     grew     He.    

4.

a   Premier   League   goal   The    youngest   player   ever    to   score.

5.

big     a     made     He     Everton     at     impact.    

6.

established    class    himself    player    as    Rooney    a    has    world

7.

world    £25.6    record    His    million   signing    is   fee   still    of    a.   

8.

England     his     made     Rooney     2003     in     debut.    

9.

Africa     a     all     South     Pose     to     in     threat     defences.    

10.

sent    was    He    defender   Portuguese    a   on    foul    a    for    off.   


WAYNE ROONEY DISCUSSION

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Wayne Rooney?

2.

Would you like to meet Wayne Rooney?

3.

What would you like to know about Wayne Rooney and why?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

What did you learn from this text about Wayne Rooney?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Wayne Rooney?

3.

What would his answers be to those questions?

4.

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5.

___________________________________________________

6.

___________________________________________________

7.

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8.

___________________________________________________


WAYNE ROONEY SURVEY

Write five questions about Wayne Rooney in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

_____________

STUDENT 2

_____________

STUDENT 3

_____________

Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Wayne Rooney for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Wayne Rooney. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. WAYNE ROONEY POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Wayne Rooney. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Wayne Rooney. Include an imaginary interview with him. Write about what he does every day and what he thinks about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Wayne Rooney. Ask him three questions about his life. Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Wayne Rooney expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

love

a.

adore

2

centre forward

b.

striker

3.

amazing

c.

incredible

4.

supporting

d.

following

5.

debut

e.

first appearance

6.

impact

f.

effect

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

established

g.

created

8.

fee

h.

cost

9.

award

i.

prize

10.

shot

j.

represent

11

pose

k

rose

12

sent off

l

red carded

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

He is known

a.

all over the world

2

people are hoping he can

b.

use his amazing talent

3.

He grew up supporting

c.

his local club

4.

made his Premier League

d.

debut in 2002

5.

He made a big

e.

impact at Everton

6.

Rooney has established himself as

f.

a world class player

7.

He has broken

g.

many records

8.

he scored two

h.

outstanding goals

9.

pose a threat

i.

to all defences

10.

he was sent

j.

off for a foul

ALL OTHER EXERCISES

Look at the text on page 2.


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