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To identify prepositions in order to understand their grammatical usage. To understand new vocabulary in context. Discuss and explain the main points of the video accordingly.
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Difficulties faced by workers of Qatar's World Cup 2022
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6 minutes 12 seconds
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Vocabulary practice
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Grammar topic
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
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1. Fill the gap.
… the best playersthe world gather for one month in the summer to take part in the biggest event in football , the World Cup.
2. Fill the gap.
Over, a million fansall over the world are expected to visit Qatar for the World Cup, which starts on the 20th of November.
3. Fill the gap.
And some have criticised the focusmoney.
4. Fill the gap.
is it rightQatar to host the World Cup?
5. Fill the gap.
OK, I'll reveal the answerthe end of the programme.
6. Fill the gap.
But hiddenthis,
7. Fill the gap.
The populationQatar is tiny and 95of the total workforce are foreigners working in extreme heat,
8. Fill the gap.
We're still recording and documenting migrant workers facing abuse and exploitationQatar.
9. Fill the gap.
… They include workers reporting having paid exorbitant and illegal recruitment fees to secure work abroadtwo-year contracts,
10. Fill the gap.
Manythe World Cup workers were exploited by being paid less than agreed, being paid late, or not being paid at all.
11. Fill the gap.
Many paid exorbitant fees, fees, which were much biggerthey should be, just to get a job in Qatar.
12. Fill the gap.
owing moneysomeone that they will have to pay back.
13. Fill the gap.
So,all this criticism, added to the billions of dollars Qatar spent preparing for the competition, was it worth it?
14. Fill the gap.
It is sandwichedtwo regional behemoths:
15. Fill the gap.
So its whole policy is gearedsoft power,
16. Fill the gap.
Qatar isn't as powerful as it's bigger neighbours,.
17. Fill the gap.
the World Cup is a part of Qatar's, soft power strategy to be considered an important country on the world.
18. Fill the gap.
it's unlikely that the Qatari team will actually win - unlike a more famous footballing nation,
19. Fill the gap.
Wins, Brazil is the most successful World Cup team followed closelyItaly and Germany with four titles.
20. Fill the gap.
A behemoth referssomething, which is extremely large and powerful.
Discussion questions
1. What is the main idea of the video?
2. What do you think about the reasons for Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup?
3. What are your thoughts about the treatment given to the workers that were part of the constructions for the World Cup?
Vocabulary list
the act of selfishly taking advantage of someone or a group of people in order to profit from them or otherwise benefit oneself.
of a price or amount charged. Unreasonably high.
something, typically money, that is owed or due.
something enormous, especially a big and powerful organization.
insert or squeeze (someone or something) between two other people or things, typically in a restricted space or so as to be uncomfortable.
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