Languagecaster World Cup 2022 Worksheet – Thumping Strike

Thumping Strike – This is  a short teaching / learning activity based on listening and a football phrase from the World Cup – thumping strike. Download the attached PDF for details. For teachers, it can be a short warm up, filler, and a relevant (as in the World Cup is going on now!) activity or you can expand it by adding additional pre-listening activities, vocabulary expansion (synonyms, antonyms, create your own sentences), and post activity discussion on the topics and issues. For learners, download the PDF and do the listening activities your slef. you can check your answers by using the script for teachers ion page 2. And don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Languagecaster World Cup 2022 Teaching / Learning Activity – Thumping Strike

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This activity focuses on a description of Japan forward, Asano’s goal against Germany in the group stages. The goal prved to be the winner for Japan and sealed a famous victory for the Blue Samurai. The PDF has the following activities:

  • Pre-listening discussion questions
  • Pre-Listening key vocabulary
  • Listening 1 – fill in the blanks
  • Listening 2 – find the mistakes


Languagecaster Worksheet – World Cup 2022 – Qatar – Thumping Strike

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