This puzzle is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with vocabulary relevant to the 2002 movie by Gurinder Chadha.
There are 26 clues in the crossword. Words in the puzzle are.. AlooGobi, chapatti, conflict, costume, cricket, culture, deceit, dhal, dilemma, gay, gora, idol, independence, lesbian, prejudice, racism, sari, scholarship, sexism, shame, Sikh, soccer, stereotype, tomboy, tradition, and turban. Some words are used in the film. Others are relevant to the analysis of theme.
This is a good exercise with which to finish your study of Bend it Like Beckham. It is an active learning task that really engages students and makes them work.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could redact this to make it more challenging.
The solution is printed on the second page. Download the preview file to see the solution and the grid.
If this is not exactly what you're looking for, check out my General Crossword
which tests students' recollection of characters and places.