Podcast: Hosting the World
Do we need to lower the golden standard?
Hosting the world for a mega-sporting event should fill a nation with pride. If this is the case, why are so many Brazilians begging FIFA to go home? A recent poll suggests that over 60% of Brazilians don’t think their nation should be hosting this costly event. This statistic alone will get your students talking. Today’s podcast features a reading from our NEW high-intermediate Discussion Starters lesson plan on Hosting the World. In the full lesson plan, students answer comprehension questions, learn new vocabulary, and discuss possible solutions for reducing the cost of hosting international events such as the Olympic Games or the World Cup. Should neighboring countries share the burden and honor of hosting? Give your students something important to talk about!