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Welcome to Expacked (Issue #76)

June 18, 2010

One of the greatest shows on earth, the Football World Cup, has now kicked off in South Africa and it has taken Korea by storm.  Yesterday half the students at my school were wearing red supporters t-shirts! World_Cup_Seoul_2002_2

Korea started well with a good 2-0 win over Greece, however the team took a big hit with their 4-1 loss from Argentina last night.  They are still in with a great shot of going through to the second round, so all eyes will be on next week’s game against Nigeria.

Some of you would have noticed that today’s Expacked issue has come out on a Friday, instead of the usual Thursday night.  You can blame that on a good night out watching Korea play last night – its a pity about the result, but I am sure Korea will bounce back).

While I don’t normally follow ‘soccer’ (I’m a huge rugby fan), its impossible not to get caught up in the fantastic atmosphere of the world cup – and if you ARE trying to keep away from it, you’re missing out on a golden chance to experience it and connect with Korean people.

This is also an ideal opportunity to throw in a couple of special classes that are related to the Football World Cup.  Whether it is a conversation class, project, countries topic, sport or even something like past and present tense, you will definitely get more excitement from the students by relating it to the world cup.

Here are the teaching related stories this week:

Feel free to comment on any of these stories and continue to share Expacked with your friends.  Enjoy the read and, of course, have a good laugh at this week’s jokes.

Cheers,

Ken

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