The history of the football

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ePilot_E_footballListening with animated video.




Infos zum Linktipp

Linktipp At first, watch the video here: The history of the football
For ear training, do the gap-fill exercise. Link: Gap-fill exercise
Unterrichtsthema Listening for gist and listening for details around the evolution of the football.
Schulstufe 7. – 10.
Sprachniveau Intermediate (A2-B1)
Typ Interaktive Übung, Lernmaterial, Video

Animated video on the development of the (foot-)ball in the course of the centuries. Use the video without the tapescript to begin with.


Idee zum Unterrichtseinsatz

The students listen to the video in class and team up in groups of two or three to figure out the most important stages of the development of the football.
After that, discuss their findings in class.
As a homework – or in case you have headphones – make them do the gap-fill exercise for distinctive listening.



This topic is best combined with cultural aspects of ancient Egypt, Rome, the Aztecs, the Middle Ages and the time of the Industrial Revolution.


“Also the „ball“ has a history of its own!“

Ihr ePilot Walter Steinkogler.


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