Time for Rugby

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 September 2019 > Ready to Use

The Rugby World Cup, taking place in Japan 20 September to 2 November is always a good opportunity to review English-speaking countries, since most of the leading teams are from Commonwealth nations. This A2/A2+ level article and audio dialogue can be can also be tied in to a unit reviewing hobbies, or used in conjunction with Shine Bright 2de File 9 "Go Kiwis", File 13 "Running for Africa" (South Africa's team spirit), or as a differentiation activity with Shine Bright 1re File 12 "Peoples of Oceania".

Vocabulary and structures

  • rugby
  • countries (many of the Commonwealth of Nations)
  • numbers and dates
  • the passive
  • the preterite
  • comparisons


  • the origins of rugby"


  • final “s”
  • the various sounds for “i”
  • syllable stress