This is a one page reading to introduce students to information about the importance of "el fútbol" in Spanish speaking countries! It would be a great addition to a sports unit. I created this as a reading/writing assessment for a Spanish 2 class, but it can also be used as a normal class activity. There are 4 activities after the reading for students to complete: Activity 1- 5 true/false, Activity 2- 4 response questions, Activity 3: create 4 sentences with 4 new words from the reading, Activity 4: write a summary in your own words (1-2 sentences per paragraph) of the reading. Using this as an assessment took most students almost an entire 50 minute class period so if you use it as an in-class activity you may want to pick and choose which activities you want!
The reading itself has 4 paragraphs total: Paragraph 1 - introduction, Paragraph 2- popular teams, Paragraph 3- celebrating games and expressions, Paragraph 4- La Copa Mundial. It is entirely in the present tense but one of the follow-up activities uses the preterite.