Le Football - Culture and Vocab
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by Brianna Lau
| 20 Questions
Note from the author:
Culture, Vocab, and Aller Practice for Le Football

LA CULTURE

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Qu'est-ce que c'est "le foot" en anglais?
Le Foot en France

Soccer has been a popular sports in France since 1880. Major cities, such as Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Paris, and Lille, have their own professional soccer teams. Amateur teams for both men and women, and for all ages, exist in communities large and small. Schools in France do not organize competitions for soccer or any other sport. Young people can begin playing competitively at age 14. Soccer also has the largest television following of any sport in France. Some 21 million viewers tuned in to watch the last Coupe du Monde (or World Cup) finals.
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Soccer has been a popular sport in France since 2000.
True
False
Le Foot en France

Soccer has been a popular sports in France since 1880. Major cities, such as Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Paris, and Lille, have their own professional soccer teams. Amateur teams for both men and women, and for all ages, exist in communities large and small. Schools in France do not organize competitions for soccer or any other sport. Young people can begin playing competitively at age 14. Soccer also has the largest television following of any sport in France. Some 21 million viewers tuned in to watch the last Coupe du Monde (or World Cup) finals.
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What types of soccer teams are there in France? (Select all that apply.)
School teams
Professional teams
Amateur teams
Les Clubs de Foot

Two soccer teams have ruled the sport in France: the Olympique Lyonnais, from the city of Lyon, and the national French team, nicknamed Les Bleus. The Olympique Lyonnais have gained fame by dominating their national league (Ligue 1) in recent years while Les Bleus have performed well internationally, winning the World Cup in 1998 and coming in second place in 2006. Les Bleues also won the European Championship in 1984 and 2000. France is one of only seven countries that have won the World Cup in soccer since the tournament began in 1930.
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Name at least one French soccer team.
Les Clubs de Foot

Two soccer teams have ruled the sport in France: the Olympique Lyonnais, from the city of Lyon, and the national French team, nicknamed Les Bleus. The Olympique Lyonnais have gained fame by dominating their national league (Ligue 1) in recent years while Les Bleus have performed well internationally, winning the World Cup in 1998 and coming in second place in 2006. Les Bleues also won the European Championship in 1984 and 2000. France is one of only seven countries that have won the World Cup in soccer since the tournament began in 1930.
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In what year did the French national team win the World Cup?
A 1930
B 1998
C 2000
D 2006
Les Meilleurs Joueur de Foot

Michel Platini, Eric Cantona, Zinédine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Franck Ribéry are considered some of France's most outstanding players in recent years. Ribéry is considered the best French player today and attracts thousands of fans wherever he plays. (He currently is a professional soccer player in Germany.) An athlete known for his speed and technique, he scored the fastest goal ever, after only thirteen seconds of play. In both league and international teams, Ribéry often scores the deciding goal that takes his team to victory.
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Which famous French soccer player scored the fastest goal ever?
A Michel Platini
B Franck Ribéry
C Zinédine Zidane
D Eric Cantona

Le Vocabulaire

Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement.
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Pour jouer au foot, tu portes...
A un but
B des chaussures
C un short
D un maillot
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Pour gagner, une équipe doit (must)...
A marquer les buts
B perdre
C avoir une bouche de métro
D être le meilleur
Provide the correct translation of the provided word.
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Perdre
A to eat
B to lose
C to win
D to choose
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une écharpe
A a football
B shoes
C a scarf
D a fox
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des chaussures
A socks
B shoes
C cap
D a metro ticket
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a pair of shorts
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to win
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a football (talking about the physical ball)

Aller

Complete each of the following sentences with the correct conjugation of aller.
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Je __________ au stade. (I go to the stadium.)
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Il __________ au stade. (He goes to the stadium.)
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Nous __________ au stade. (We go to the stadium.)
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Les supporters __________ au stade. (The fans go to the stadium.)
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Tu __________ au stade. (You go to the stadium.)
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Vous __________ au stade. (You all go to the stadium.)
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