When I saw the news about Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho I realised it may be a great material for my teenage classes. Many boys love football, and many girls like helping others and all of them feel strongly about justice. This explosive mixture should lead to a great discussion in class. That´s why I decided to use the news about Mourinho firing the doctor Eva Carneiro from Chelsea bench to create the following worksheet.
The worksheet contains two speaking exercise, two vocabulary exercises and a reading exercise.
You can find the original news at BBC news site.
Eva Carneiro – lesson plan
Explain that the students can have just one name next to each statement and I always stipulate that students must write the name of each student only once into their worksheet.
Ask the students to stand up and mingle and complete their worksheet.
Stop the activity after five minutes and elicit who does what.
Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho – vocabulary
The second activity is called Remembering Tables. Ask the students to have a look at the first table on the left. Read the words aloud and students have to repeat them.
Then give the students 20 seconds to remember all the words. After the set time, students cover the table on the left and write the words into the first table on the right. After they finish they check their answers and spelling.
Do the same with the second, third and fourth table, but the time given should be 30,45 and 30 seconds.
Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho – Reading and speaking
Once you check the students’ comprehension of the text, move to the fourth activity, which is speaking again. Students work in pairs. One of them pretends to be a reporter and the other is Eva Carneiro. The reporter asks the questions in the Role Play exercise and the other students tries to answer as Eva would.
When they finish, students swap roles and the student who was Eva is the reporter now and the other student pretends to be Jose Mourinho now. The reporter asks the same questions but the other student has to try to answer them as Jose Mourinho would.
You can then change the pairs and repeat the activity once or twice.
Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho – Grammar up
Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho – Conclusion
Eva Carneiro vs Mourinho