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Euros 2024 Superstars

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The biggest tournament in European football is on.

Assignment 1

You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

Europe is a geographical name. European is the adjective.
Germany is the name of a country. German is the adjective.

a​ Write down the adjectives for the following names:

1​ Belgium
2​ England
3​ France
4 ​Netherlands
5​ Spain
6​ Turkey

Euros 2024 Superstars

Football fans, get ready: Euro 2024 is happening from Friday 14 June to Sunday 14 July.

Check out the young Euro 2024 players to watch this summer.

Assignment 2

Read the text. Find (and mark) the following words in the text:

skills  (to) showcase  pitch  midfielder  friendly  scorer  (to) make it all the way  nickname versatile  turning point  unbeaten  squad  striker

Match the above words and expressions with their correct definitions.

a​ able to do many different things

b​ a group of players from which a sports team is chosen

c​ a match between sports teams that is not part of a competition, just played for fun or practice

d​ not lost a single game

e​ a player who mainly attacks and scores goals

f​ a player who scores a goal

g​ a player whose usual position is in the central area of the playing

h​ playing field for sports

i​ to reach the final match

j​ to show something in an attractive way

k​ special abilities to do an activity like a sport well, especially because you have practiced it

l​ a special name people may use instead of your real name

m​ time when a situation starts to change in an important way

Assignment 3

a ​Of all the players named here, who is the youngest playing at this year’s Euros?

1​ Arda Güler

2​ Cole Palmer

3​ Lamine Yamal

4​ Warren Zaïre-Emery

b ​What are Jeremy Doku’s special skills? Choose all correct answers.

1​ technical ability

2​ helping the Blues

3​ turning heads

4 ​power

5​ joining the senior squad

6 ​speed

b​ “Xavi has yet to find the back of the net with the senior side.”
What does this say about Xavi?

1​ Xavi has been looking for the back of the net all his life.

2​ Xavi has been playing tennis with seniors when he wants to relax.

3​ Xavi has not yet scored a goal for the Dutch national team.

4 ​Xavi has some problems with his back which are not over yet.

Assignment 4 – Extra Writing Assignment

Which footballer are you most looking forward to watching this summer?

Complete the following sentence. Name at least one reason why you are looking forward to seeing this footballer at the Euros. Write extra sentences if you want to name more reasons.

I’m looking forward to watching [name your footballer] because he …….. 


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