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16 may. 2014

Brazil and Germany - World Cup legacy, by BBC



http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27349105http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27349105



 Before watching this news report from BBC, what do you know about the countries of Brazil and Germany? What are they like?

Watch the report and answer the questions:
  • How much do you pay for a ticket at the Stadium in Hannover, Germany? Why?
  • When will the high-speed train between Rio and Sao Pablo be ready in Brazil?
  • What can German people do now, having a high-speed train connecting different cities?
  • What is the controversy about having brand new stadiums in Brasilia and Manaos?
  • What happened in Leipzig, Germany with one of the World-Cup stadiums from 2006?

Watch the report again and complete the blanks:

We are in Hannover, Germany, to talk ……………………………………, and to see ……………………………. any lessons that Brazil can learn from the Germans …………………………………………………. back in 2006.
After eight years, Germany is now full of modern stadiums like this one that …………………………………….. birthday parties ……………………………………...
One of the things that the Germans have really ………………………………………………….. is the price of tickets. You can watch this match here today …………………………………………... The secret for that is the very expensive …………………………………………………………………………. there, where ………………………………………….. are …………………… very expensive ……………………………………. everyone else here can enjoy cheap tickets. Because of that, Germany now has the ………………………………………………. attendance of any European league.
Brazil has ………………………………………………….. to get its ………………………………….. between Rio and Sao Paulo ……………………….. We now know that it will only be ready ………………………………… the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Here in Germany, the World Cup …………………………………………………………… to get infrastructure projects ……………. This train between Leipzig and Berlin ………………………………………… just three weeks before football kicked off in 2006. Now, eight years later, Germans can live in one city and work in another.
Brasilia, Manaos, Guyaba are …………………………………………………  venues in Brazil. But there are serious questions about whether these cities will ……………………………………… any great games after ……………………………………………, as there aren´t any big teams ………………………………..
That was exactly ………………………………………….. here in Leipzig. The only venue from the ……………………. East Germany used in 2006 World Cup, this stadium ………………………………………………………………… for three years after the tournament. But in 2009, a multinational company came here and formed RB Leipzig, a team that ………………………………………………………. through the ranks in Germany football.
Now, a game like this …………………………………………… of German football is able ………………………………………………………. of 30.000 people. The question many in Brazil would be asking ………………………… after the World Cup is will its modern stadiums …………………………………………………………, or are they doomed to becoming ………………………………………………………?

After watching, discuss in groups:
  • Are you interested in football and the World Cup? What are the news coming from Brazil these days?
  • Do you think it´s OK to compare Brazil and Germany regarding the coming event?
  • Do you think your country would be a good host for a World Cup event? Why?

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