Step 1. Vocabulary

dynasty - a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, or a period when a country is ruled by them

ancient - very old

mob - a large, angry crowd, especially one that could easily become violent

ban - to forbid (= refuse to allow) something, especially officially:

lightning - a flash of bright light in the sky that is produced by electricity moving between clouds or from clouds to the ground

the press - newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news, or reporters and photographers who work for them

Step 2. Watch this video

Step 3. Answer these questions

Where did modern-day football start?

When was FIFA founded?

Where was the word "soccer" invented?

How many people died from a lightning strike in DR Congo in 1998?

Which two countries went to war because of a football match in 1969?

Step 4. Ask your partner these questions and follow-up questions

Who is your favourite player?

Is football popular in your country?

Do you play football?

Who will win the next soccer World Cup?

What other sports are popular in your country?